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Why this Minnesota employment training program was just honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Why this Minnesota employment training program was just honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

On a recent Monday morning, Aireyuna Dumas knelt on the ground and carefully hammered a nail into a wood floor. She was three weeks into a three-month construction program at the St. Paul-headquartered Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, where she spends five days a week learning the trade. Dumas, a mother of two young children, learned about…
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Laborers Union gears up to raise funds at their annual ‘Fun-Raiser’ picnic

Laborers Union gears up to raise funds at their annual ‘Fun-Raiser’ picnic

While many don’t know it, skilled trade union members donate their time and talents through philanthropic efforts across the state, helping Minnesotans in need year-round. On Saturday, August 19, the Laborers District Council of Minnesota & North Dakota will continue their fundraising tradition with their Annual Minnesota Laborers Union Family Fun-Raiser.  The picnic style event…
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Skilled union labor brings engineering masterpiece St. Croix Crossing Bridge to life

Skilled union labor brings engineering masterpiece St. Croix Crossing Bridge to life

More than 600 union trades men and women put their skills and experience on the line during the three-and-a-half year St. Croix Crossing Bridge project, which will officially be opened on Wednesday, August 2 connecting Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, and St. Joseph, Wisconsin. The project alleviates congestion in the St. Croix Valley for thousands of…
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These grads sport hard hats instead of caps and gowns

These grads sport hard hats instead of caps and gowns

It’s that time of year, when college and university students pack commencement ceremonies to accept their diplomas. Away from this pomp and circumstance, there is a less-visible world of graduates in our midst – a group filling well-paying, in-demand jobs, without the student loan debt and with the on-the-job-training that reinforces their chosen career path….
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