DEED Touts 30 Jobs Most In Demand During Covid-19
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Steve Grove is trying to help. Really. Grove, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), knows that the pandemic economy has been tough for many Minnesotans. Among the many hats he wears, Grove serves as a cheerleader for current job openings in the state.
The big picture numbers are not pretty. Since March 16, nearly 1.1 million Minnesotans have filed applications for unemployment insurance. Weekly filings have been increasing again lately as the Covid-19 crisis continues to deepen. DEED’s most recently monthly employment statistics report showed that Minnesota is still down 187,897 jobs from October 2019 to October 2020.