Yesterday, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal broke news that Medtronic, Minnesota's eighth-largest company, is cutting 40 local jobs. That development comes less than a month after Gov. Mark Dayton said Medtronic CEO Omark Ishrak personally assured him his company plans to create 1,000 new j ... More >>
A year to the day after Best Buy announced it was laying off 400 employees at its Richfield headquarters, the New York Post, citing unnamed sources, reports that the company is axing 2,000 managers.SEE ALSO: Best Buy hit by Banksy-style prankster "Affected workers are mostly in middle managemen ... More >>
Target laid off 475 workers today and won't fill another 700 positions that opened over the past six months, company spokesperson Molly Synder told City Pages this afternoon.A LIGHTER NOTE: Target apologizes for labeling plus-size dress as "Manatee Gray" Synder said the layoffs "are not in response ... More >>
Tuesday is a particularly tough day to go to work at Best Buy's corporate headquarters in Richfield, and not just because the week hasn't even arrived at hump day yet.SEE ALSO: Best Buy ends work-from-home program Best Buy's February announcement that it'd be laying off 400 employees didn't mean the ... More >>
Former Viking Mike Morris has been laid off by KFAN, All Access Music Group reported this morning.SEE ALSO: Paul Charchian's "I'm pissed" Vikings rant: KFAN host calls for Ponder, coaching staff to go According to All Access, Morris' departure is part of a round of layoffs by parent company Clear Ch ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffs-- Ross Murty, deli co-owner, caters for Obama, wears "Gov't Didn't Build My Business" shirt-- Romney has halved Obama's Minnesota lead since May, says new SurveyUSA pollMinnesota went atwitter after Pr ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Top 10 Twin Cities tweets-- U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to Norway-- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at State FairYesterday, St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that it's laying off 30 ... More >>
Earlier today, we reported that General Mills is cutting 850 jobs even though the company expects a profitable 2012. Add Medtronic to the list of big businesses laying off employees despite growing profits. The company, which reported a 28-percent increase in earnings and 3 percent growth in revenu ... More >>
For years, Minnesota Republicans have had teacher tenure reform in their legislative crosshairs only to have their efforts stifled by the DFL. That may change this year.Today, in an almost party-line vote of 36-26, the Senate approved a bill mandating that teacher layoffs be determined by merit. ... More >>
The budget proposal would cut five officers who help prevent crime before it happens.Mayor R.T. Rybak's proposed $4.4 million reduction in growth to the police department is stirring up some concerns in southwest Minneapolis. Community members are upset that the proposed budget would cut fiv ... More >>
Courtesy Justin Johnson.After three and a half years, Justin Johnson will be let go from the Minneapolis Fire Department.It was late November, and Justin Johnson was watching a Thanksgiving youth hockey tournament at Braemar Ice Arena, an Edina rink where he worked part time as an EMT. Toward th ... More >>
J. Raymond Elliott's company is cutting 1,400 jobs.On the heels of a 50 percent profit increase, medical device company Boston Scientific, which employs more than 5,000 people in Minnesota, announced a restructuring plan that would cut up to 1,400 jobs from its current workforce.If cutting jobs w ... More >>
Layoff notices are delayed for a little while.Even in the escalating game of chicken surrounding the state budget negotiations, this morning's story was an attention-grabber: Layoff notices were going out today to some 800 law enforcement officers, including State Troopers. Just in case anyo ... More >>
Firefighters could still be laid off if LGA takes a hit in the final budget.If the state budget proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton today were to pass, Minneapolis firefighters could avoid layoffs this year. Last fall, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said the city would be forced to lay off firefighters t ... More >>
Photo: akaaliasA tough week for the un-tenured at St. Cloud StateIt's been a rough past week for a couple dozen faculty members at St. Cloud State University. In order to balance a stiff budget and meet union deadlines, the college sent out 26 layoff notices on the same day late last week to ... More >>
On Dec. 3, Hecker crashed his SUV into a pole near his home in Plymouth.
The bad news: 1,600 Minnesotans lost their jobs in May. The good news: that's the smallest monthly loss since August 2008.
Getting laid off doesn't mean you have to stop getting laid. Pfizer is offering customers that have had their drug prescriptions for more than three months to get the drugs for free up to one year if they lost their jobs this year.
3M Co., based in Maplewood, is offering buyouts to 3,600 U.S. employees in their latest effort to cut costs and staff.
The company told 250 employees their job had been eliminated today, but employees can apply for new positions created at the headquarters.
TCF National Bank announced Thursday that it will be moving its headquarters designation from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls, S.D., but Minnesota jobs will not be lost.
The daily barrage of major company layoffs can be quite the downer, but Minnesota was saved from the latest news from Macy's retail stores.
Minnesota Independent tells writers Dems the breaks
Star Tribune Publisher Par Ridder this afternoon announced a plan to cut the paper's workforce by 145 people; 50 layoffs are expected in the newsroom. Some jobs will be eliminated, but in a memo to the staff, Ridder explained that if too few people take voluntary buyouts layoffs will be required. ... More >>
Beth Hawkins talks to veterans Al Sicherman and Jeremy Iggers about being two of 24 newsroom employees to take the recent buyout offer.
Will the departure of several prominent bylines hurt the paper's relationship with its readers?
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
Teacher "realignment" threatens special ed in Minneapolis
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