MN Unemployment – Your Online Guide
Minnesota Unemployment Resources – Employer Websites
The most accurate, complete, and timely job information for an employer is available on their own website. Period. These sites are some of the best MN unemployment resources available online today. The surprising part is that they are also the most overlooked sources of employment information on the web!
Almost all large to medium sized employers have a “Careers” or “Employment” section on their website that users can view and apply for open position. Typically, these websites are the most current because they are maintained directly by the employer. Since there is very little (or no) cost to add jobs to their own website (as opposed to placing adds on job search engines) all the available jobs are usually posted instead of only the high-profile positions.
The fact is that employers want you to find their job postings on their website instead of some search engine because it doesn’t cost them anything. As a result, it’s often the best place to find all the jobs for a particular employer.
The biggest challenge with using employer websites is finding them in the first place. Most people are familiar with a few of the larger employers in their region, however, there are typically hundreds more to choose from if you know where to look – especially for medium to small-sized companies.
Here at Unemployment MN, we have listed below key websites that have information and links to employer websites in the Minnesota area.
Minnesota Job Bank HQ
This website has a “Employer Websites” section that is much larger that anything else on the web (over 700 active links). Sorted alphabetically and categorized by public, private, and non-profict employers, and by government and education employers.
Star Tribune 100
Each year, the Star Tribune newspaper (#2 above) publishes the StarTribune 100. This is a list of the largest (by revenue) 100 Minnesota-based public companies. The list contains a brief overview of the company, key statistics, as well as a link to the employer’s home page.
Wikipedia is the online free encyclopedia that is collaboratively written by volunteers around the world. They have a nice list of Minnesota-based companies with key facts/links on each. As it’s a Wikipedia entry, there isn’t any set update frequency or year associated with the list. It currently has well over 100 entries and growing all the time. Each entry has key facts and a link to the employer’s homepage.
Star Tribune Nonprofit 100
The Star Tribune newspaper also publishes an annual Star Tribune Nonprofit 100. This is a list of the largest 100 Minnesota-based Nonprofit organizations. Like the company listing above, this list contains a brief overview of the organization as well as a link to their home page. Easy to use and current. If you’re looking for work in a non-profict organization, this is a great list to start with.
Forbes America’s Best Small Companies
Forbes Magazine publishes several annual lists many people are familiar with – and posts them for use online. One of those lists are what they qualify as the best small (revenue between 5 and 750 million) companies in United States. The list is also sortable by state to filter for the Minnesota entries.
Forbes America’s Largest Private Companies
Forbes Magazine also publishes and annual employer list called America’s Largest Private Companies. It’s a list of the largest (by revenue) private companies in the US. The list is sortable by state to filter for the Minnesota entries.