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Old 05-03-2023, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Tippecanoe County, Indiana
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Apparently Minnesota has now moved beyond full employment, and they are quite desperate to find more workers in many industries:

https://news.yahoo.com/finance/news/...100000844.html
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Old 05-04-2023, 05:24 PM
 
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There aren't enough people coming into the state to allow job expansion. Nearly all of Minnesota's growth is from immigration which is a fraction of what it used to be.
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Old 12-04-2023, 09:17 PM
 
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Apparently Minnesota has now moved beyond full employment, and they are quite desperate to find more workers in many industries:

https://news.yahoo.com/finance/news/...100000844.html
I hope so
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Old 01-03-2024, 04:26 PM
 
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High state income tax maybe to blame?
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Old 01-07-2024, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Ellwood City
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Apparently Minnesota has now moved beyond full employment, and they are quite desperate to find more workers in many industries:

https://news.yahoo.com/finance/news/...100000844.html
The article mentioned a manufacturer offering a $24/hr starting wage. That's fine if you live there, but it's not going to drive people to move there. People that make less than that likely can't afford to move. People that make near that or more won't even consider it.

Let me know when they're looking for Excel jockeys and willing to pay through the nose for them.
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Old 01-07-2024, 04:27 PM
 
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High state income tax maybe to blame?
Hardly.

The issue with insufficient labor to fill the burgeoning number of job openings is nationwide. It's a longstanding issue going back decades. It appears to have bottomed out in 2015 and then begun a very slow crawl back upwards, until it ran into the COVID cliff. Subsequently, it has grown rapidly, but has yet to reach the pre-COVID level.
https://www.uschamber.com/workforce/...%20fill%20them.

Furthermore, it's an even greater issue in places like Alaska and Wyoming (with no income tax at all) and Mississippi and Montana and West Virginia (with lower income tax rates than Minnesota).
https://www.bls.gov/charts/state-job...ngs-rates.htm#
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Old 01-09-2024, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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The article mentioned a manufacturer offering a $24/hr starting wage. That's fine if you live there, but it's not going to drive people to move there. People that make less than that likely can't afford to move. People that make near that or more won't even consider it.
I made $14/hr in Pittsburgh in 2021 before moving to TRF for $20/hr with paid lodging, then down to the Twin Cities and I'm now making over $27/hr+OT. In manufacturing. Was able to cut my student loan debt by half in less than 3 years and at this rate would prolly get it down to 4 figures by the end of the year. It can be done but you gotta be resourceful and have no other responsibilities besides yourself.
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Old 01-14-2024, 04:25 PM
 
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Just made the decision today not to retire in MN due to this latest batch of legislation. I grew up there and still own a seasonal place there, but don't want to pay taxes that are so high, especially if they're going towards programs we don't support. I can't speak for everyone else, though.
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