EMPLOYERS

Employers Asked to Lookout for Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

Multiple fraudulent claims have been identified in North Dakota because employers notified Job Service.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Job Service North Dakota is asking employers to be on the lookout for fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. An increase in fraudulent claims has been noted across the country, North Dakota included. Job Service North Dakota says, “Although fraudulent attempts to receive unemployment insurance benefits happen regularly, periods of disaster which result in a large volume of unemployment insurance claims…

BBB Gives Tips on Managing Students’ Online Reputations

Social media can have big impact on students down the line

Social media can have a big impact on students when it comes time to apply to college or for a job. The Better Business Bureau has some tips. They say it’s a good idea for kids to consider what a future employer can find on their social media accounts before making a post. Making them private is also encouraged, though…

Generation Z Tells Employers What They Look for in a Potential Job

By 2020 Generation Z, anyone born from the mid 90's to the early 2010's, will make up 20% of the workforce

MOORHEAD, Minn.– Employers are learning what Generation Z is looking for in their careers. By 2020 Generation Z, anyone born from the mid 90’s to the early 2010’s, will make up 20% of the workforce. Heather Ostrowski says that may be a small percentage but it’s enough to get a hiring manager’s attention. “It seems that everyone in the workforce…

United Way Helps Expand MATBUS Service to Industrial Park

The new route will start in August

FARGO, N.D. — A new United Way initiative will benefit workers, companies and the city of Fargo. There are over 19,000 jobs in Industrial Park, the area north of Main Avenue and west of I–29. It houses over 40 businesses, but because of the location, it’s causing a workforce shortage. “It’s not just us either, it’s all different areas of the…

FMWF Chamber Urges Members to Help With Sandbagging Efforts

They hope employers will let workers take time off without PTO to volunteer

FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to help with the sandbagging efforts. The organization says permanent flood protection is crucial, because it keeps businesses up-and-running and helps recruit businesses to the metro. The group is asking that employers let their workers take time off without PTO to help with sandbagging. They say the most difficult time…

Work Ethic May Be the Answer to a Successful Career

A renowned speaker is teaching people how to better develop work ethic in themselves and in their employees

FARGO, ND — When employers around the world were asked, “what do you look for in an employee?,” the number one answer was work ethic. A renowned speaker is teaching people how to better develop work ethic in themselves and in their employees. “When you look at the future the future is happening fast it’s changing rapidly. 80% of the…

UND Aerospace Program Helps Place its Students with Aviation Companies

The Envoy Airlines visit to the Grand Forks campus is one of several campus events during the school year

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A representative of Envoy Airlines stopped by UND’s School of Aerospace Sciences. The visitation was one of a number of events the school organizes to help its students find jobs in the aviation industry. Students in the program become acclimated with airplane cockpits early in their freshman years. College officials say the school is one of…

Minnesota Increasing Minimum Wage for Large Employers

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s minimum wage for most large employers will increase to $9.65 an hour in 2018. It’s the first annual increase stemming from a 2014 bill that hiked the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2016. Other smaller employers will pay at least $7.87 hourly, up from $7.75 The modest raise taking effect January 1st is the…