Monday, January 28, 2013 By Aaron Brown
Those jobs were the subject of a career fair held last week at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. Interviews were held on the spot and I don't doubt some hires will transpire as a result. But as a job-seeking friend of mine said, "It's a lottery." In other words, the jobs available do not equal the qualified job seekers. Not yet, anyway.
The mines have become very sophisticated in their hiring; seeking more education and certain character/personality traits they feel best reflect the needs of the changing industry.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development did produce a fine graphic depicting the kinds of jobs found in modern iron mining. You may wish to check out the graphic or go below the jump for a glimpse.
Unfortunately I could not resist Tweeting some political humor over this subject:
Lobbyist? @positivelymn Can you name the top 10 mining occupations in Northeast Minnesota? goo.gl/HnDxP
— Aaron Brown (@minnesotabrown) January 25, 2013
Find the actual DEED employment graphic below: