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NDSU Students Job Shadow Professionals To Get Ready For The Real World

About 10 employees from Gate City Bank participated in the event.

FARGO, N.D. – The company that Tyler Rieger, a Senior at NDSU, originally wanted to shadow cancelled on him, but he still wanted to have the experience. “I did learn quite a bit actually, coming into Gate City Bank. There were a lot of interesting aspects of this that I had no idea were part of the bank. Such as…

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…

Jeremiah Program’s Luncheon Highlights Success Stories of Lifting Generations Out of Poverty

The program helps single mothers excel in the workplace and gives their children a start to education

FARGO, N.D. — For thousands of single mothers in the F–M area, making ends meet is a challenge. The Jeremiah Program held their annual Generation Builders 2×2 luncheon to highlight some of the success stories of lifting generations out of poverty. Miranda Sprung is a mother of a 13–month–old baby, and she says life before the Jeremiah Program was hard to…

Governor Burgum Hears Concerns from High School Students about Fargo’s Future

More kids are thinking about leaving North Dakota for college and for work

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest, yet Cass County has the most open jobs in all of North Dakota. There are more than 11,000 students in Fargo Public Schools, but some want to leave the state to further their education and careers. “We’re much more limited here, so if we can expand…

Agreement Between NDSU and NDSCS Addresses ND Workforce Issues

NDSU and NDSCS came together in an agreement to make a positive impact on the future workforce of North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU and NDSCS came together in a form of an agreement to make a positive impact on the future workforce of North Dakota. This agreement between the two institutions provides more educational opportunities for students in order to fill available jobs. They are doing this by sharing services, creating bridges between programs at both institutions, and providing a…

Minnesota Submits Bid to be Amazon’s Second HQ

The headquarters could carry a $5 billion investment and at least 50,000 jobs for any state

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The state of Minnesota has submitted a bid to be the spot for Amazon’s second headquarters. While the details behind the bid haven’t been released, the economic development commissioner says they promoted Minnesota’s diverse workforce, strong schools and high quality of life. Gov. Dayton said the bid was modest and doesn’t carry incentives beyond a…

Dress for Success’ Attire to Inspire Fashion Show in Fargo

We will have a full report on the show on KVRR Local News @ 9

FARGO, ND — The latest fashion trends are being shown off to help give area women the confidence to enter the working world. It’s the annual Dress for Success Attire to Inspire fashion show. My co-anchor Alison Voorhees is at the Avalon Events Center in Fargo and joins us live. ALISON VOORHEES, REPORTING: I am at the 5th annual Dress for…

Business Leaders Learn to Be Innovative With a Shrinking Available Workforce

Governor's Workforce and HR Conference kicked off in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The Governor’s Workforce and HR Conference kicked off at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. Business leaders are learning how they can get the most from a shrinking available workforce. Topics covered in previous years have led to innovation in the business community and helped attract workers to the area. “I think Fargo has been innovative in a…

Google Responds After Employee Distributes Sexist Manifesto

Google's Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages

  INTERNATIONAL — Google executives are responding after a male employee writes and distributes a self-proclaimed manifesto, saying men have a “higher drive for status” than women workers. Google’s Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages. He goes on to condemn the essay, which had been circulating throughout the company for…

Business Leaders Say Attracting Workers is Biggest Economic Challenge

The Regional Workforce Study finds that adding qualified workers is essential to maintain the region's economic growth

FARGO, N.D. — A group of Fargo–Moorhead community organizations released their study on workforce development. The Economic Development Corporation says there’s a growing gap between open jobs and qualified workers. The F–M area has been identified as having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and one of the best places to find a job. However, qualified workers…