Minnesota Public Radio: Need a job? Vacancies continue to outnumber job hunters

EXCERPT: “Minnesota’s worker shortage continues to grow more severe. State economic officials report the number of job openings in the fourth quarter of last year rose 20 percent over the same period the year before. The semi-annual tally found 137,000 job vacancies. Greater Minnesota saw a 34 percent increase in openings over the year. The jump was 11 percent in the Twin Cities. Statewide, for every 10 job openings in the state, there are only six people looking for work. ‘Minnesota continues to experience strong hiring demand statewide,’ said Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove. ‘This tight labor market highlights the importance of investing in DEED’s training programs and lowering barriers to employment so that all Minnesotans can find work.'” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2UJakwO