Elena Foshay

Majority of Jobs Lost During Pandemic Recovered, Twin Ports Employers Still Short on Labor, Officials Say

So employers have been trying to make themselves more appealing. For example, wages have gone up 10% on average.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Twin Ports job market is headed in the right direction. That’s according to Duluth Workforce Development officials, who say 76% of the jobs lost since the pandemic began have been recovered. But according to the Director of Workforce Development, Elena Foshay, every industry is still experiencing labor shortages with about 2 jobs per seeker for each field….

City of Duluth Helping Recruit Women, People of Color for CDL Training

With highway heavy construction projects like the Twin Ports Interchange in the area drivers are needed for equipment delivery and dump trucks.

DULUTH, Minn.- Women and people of color in Duluth are being urged to apply for construction jobs requiring a commercial driver’s license as the nationwide hiring shortage hits that industry. With a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Workforce Development is ramping up recruitment to get women and people of color into CDL classes. With highway heavy construction projects…

Local Career Expert Weighs in on Extension of Unemployment Benefits

Duluth's CareerForce is Ready and Willing to Help Unemployed Residents Move Forward

DULUTH, Minn. – This week President Biden signed the new American Rescue Plan into law. The 1.9 trillion dollar stimulus plan includes money for unemployment benefits through Sept. 6, 2021. Locally, St. Louis County reports 3,500 residents continue to file for weekly unemployment benefits, which are down significantly from the peak of 15,000 workers when the pandemic first began. Those…

City of Duluth Offering Third Round of Free IT Support Classes

Anyone 18 and older, living in St. Louis County with a computer connected to the internet can register.

DULUTH, Minn.- Northlanders looking to start jobs in the IT field can now take a free class in Duluth to refine their skills and get them started. Duluth Workforce Development is once again partnering with SOAR Career Solutions to hold its third set of online IT Support Specialist Classes. Anyone 18 and older, living in St. Louis County with a…

Now Hiring! Workforce Development Center Hosting Upcoming Job Training Classes in January

Many Employers Are Hiring Amid the Global Pandemic, and Workforce Development is Looking to Help You Prepare for a New Career

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re in need of a job or simply looking for a change of pace amid the global pandemic, Duluth Workforce Development wants you to know many local employers are hiring. In January, Workforce Development will be hosting three Career Pathway training classes. The trainings are at no cost to those who are eligible to participate. The…

Worker Shortage Around The Northland

Construction and nursing jobs are at an all time high so local workforce's are coming up with new creative ways to employee new workers

DULUTH, Minn.- There are some career paths in the Northland where the need for employees is at an all time high. With the need for nurses at an all time high, and large construction projects coming to the Northland, two local workforce’s are doing everything they can to add more employees. Some may think it is due to the lack…

Workforce Struggles With Big Construction Projects Looming

Major construction projects are happening in the coming years, but those workers may not

DULUTH, Minn.- A few major construction projects are slated to begin in the Northland this year, but there may not be enough construction workers in our area to actually do those jobs. That is why the CareerForce Center in Duluth is holding classes to train workers to fill the large void. Officials say just in the City of Duluth there…

Duluth WorkForce Center Gets a New Name

The WorkForce Center is now know as Career Force

DULUTH, Minn.- Same place, new face. The Duluth WorkForce Center is now know as Career Force. The change is part of a transition for Minnesota’s entire workforce system, bringing multiple partners under the same brand. Career Force will still offer the same amount of services to career seekers while hoping to continue to make sure the economy stays thriving. Elena…