Ep 16: Pandemic’s impact on the rural workforce

Last week we released our report exploring how the pandemic has impacted jobs and the workforce in Rural Minnesota. And on this episode, we get to dive in a bit deeper into this topic with a couple of our Workforce Development Boards and a labor analyst with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development in rural Minnesota. 

Carrie Bendix is the Executive Director of the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council. 

Vicki Leaderbrand is the Executive Director of the Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program.

Luke Greiner is the Regional Analyst for Southwest and Central Minnesota for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.