MN Unemployment – Your Online Guide
Minnesota Unemployment Resources – Regional Job Search Engines
Regional job search engines are the important next step in job postings. For those who are unemployed in Minnesota or looking for a new job, they typically won’t have the sheer numbers of job postings offered but the big national sites, but they will have certain advantages due to their location (i.e. Minnesota specific) and smaller size.
One advantage is that, typically, it’s less expensive for an employer to post jobs on these regional sites (occasionally it’s free) so they can post a wider variety of openings online. This can be an important factor for smaller companies where recruiting budgets may be tight.
The big advantage, however, is that these sites have a Minnesota-specific focus. This generally gives the site user more local or regional information than on the big country-wide national websites. This information can include employment and job specific news stories/headlines, a calendar of job fairs or training events, and in-depth information on highlighted employers in the area. All of this can be an advantage to the job-seeker looking for employment in Minnesota.
Here at MN Unemployment, we’ve listed below many of the best regional job search websites available.
Jobs in Minneapolis
Jobs in Minneapolis is the regional version of the Local Job Network. It has job searching, a regional calendar of events, as well as information on interviewing, resumes etc.
Minneapolis Recruiter is a regional-focused website with a job searches, resume posting, and job alerts.
Minnesota Council of Non-Profits
The Minnesota Council of Non-Profits maintains a website focused solely on non-profit openings in the State of Minnesota. It has a more basic search screenand has hundreds of state-wide jobs in it’s database.
Minnesota Jobs a regionally-focused job search website. The search facilities include keyword, categories, and locations. Additional Minnesota-specific information and articles are also frequently posted on the website (e.g. job fair calendar). As with many of these sites, additional features are available with registration.
Minnesota Jobsite Minnesota Jobsite is a Minnesota-focused job search website. It allows users to search for jobs as well as post resumes (free optional membership required) and access additional career resources. The site is very well designed and easy to navigate and use, and offers Minnesota-focused career information.
Minnesota Works is another regionally-focused job search website provided by the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Employers can post positions on this website for free. Registration (also free) is required for job-seekers to fully access the job search database. The search facility includes by zip code, country or region (via an online map), occupation, or keyword.
StarTribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota. The have a ‘StarTribune Jobs’ area that combines a regional search utility with regional specific career info. They have a full-featured search tool and free registration gives you access to some additional features like resume posting and e-mail job notifications.