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Best Job Openings in the Minneapolis Market Area

Updated on April 17, 2022
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Ms. Inglish is a successful employment & training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.

Minneapolis from the Stone Arch Bridge
Minneapolis from the Stone Arch Bridge | Source

Largest Employers in the Twin Cities

  1. Target Stores
  2. UnitedHealth Group: Large insurance group, including Medicare and Medicaid
  3. Cargill
  4. Best Buy
  5. 3M: Physicians' and surgeons' equipment
  6. Lucas
  7. Coustic-Glo International Ceiling Maintenance
  8. U.S. Bank
  9. Mayo Clinic: Famous medical and research organization
  10. Medtronic
  11. General Mills: Cereals and other products
  12. University of Minnesota

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Abbott NorthwesternMayo Clinic Sports MedicineMinneapolis - St. Paul International AirportUniversity of Minnesota Medical Center
Abbott Northwestern
Abbott Northwestern | Source
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine | Source
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport | Source
University of Minnesota Medical Center
University of Minnesota Medical Center | Source

Minneapolis-St. Paul Market for Jobs and Business

Minneapolis MN:
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St. Paul MN:
St Paul, MN, USA

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St. Croix County WI:
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Pierce County WI:
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Top 10 High Demand Jobs in the Twin Cities

All of the following job titles are in Healthcare or Insurance positions.

  1. Nurses: All levels and certifications, including CNAs
  2. Physician Assistants
  3. Specialty Physicians and Surgeons
  4. Medical Assistants
  5. General Practice Pediatricians
  6. Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
  7. General Internists
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Podiatrists
  10. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Jobs Increasing by Highest Percentages

  • Temporary Agencies: IT managers and Analysts, Administrative Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Website Design, and Data Entry
  • Swift Transportation: Truck Drivers, Owner-Operators, Mechanics
  • Telereach Corporate: Sales, Telemarketing, IT
  • Mayo Clinic: Healthcare and IT
  • STI: Surgical technologies
  • Ameriplan: Insurance Sales and IT
  • UnitedHealth Group: Healthcare and Insurance Sales; some IT

Major Hospitals and Medical Centers in the Twin Cities

  • Abbott - Northwestern Hospital Inc
  • Children's Health Care - Minneapolis
  • Clifton House
  • Fairview University Medical Center
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Phillips Eye Institute

Government, Healthcare and Legal Jobs

Government, Healthcare and Legal Jobs dominate the area market. The largest local market area (LMI) employers are the

  1. State and Federal Government
  2. Healthcare
  3. Legal Research

Transportation and Construction are also healthy in the Twin Cities and will be boosted by ARRA Stimulus Package funds for infrastructure and Employment & Training form 2009 - 2012.

Economic expansion has stressed the local market area's transportation services and these are expanding with recent opening of the 21st century's Hiawatha Light Rail reaching out towards the Mall of America in Bloomington and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Regional rail routes called the Northstar Corridor are connecting St. Cloud with Minneapolis as well, with expansions after 2008 all the way through 2014, with improvements through 2020.

Transportation to and from the area and for commuting:

Airport Terminals

Amtrak Train Station

  • St. Paul/Minneapolis, In St. Paul, At 730 Transfer Rd. Ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, payphones, vending machines, free parking, car rental service, taxi stand.

Top Manufacturing Companies

  1. Colder Products Company: quick- disconnect couplings and connectors for plastic tubing; and biopharma. CPC is the winner of the 2020 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards under CEO Janel Wittmayer. During the summer of 2020, the company moved to a $30 million, 132,000-square-foot headquarters in Roseville, doubling its footage. HQ is located at 2820 Cleveland Ave. N. in Roseville MN 55113, but has locations globally.
  2. Ecolab: Important water, hygiene and energy technologies.
  3. Andersen Windows
  4. General Mills: Food products.
  5. 3M: Products in worker safety, health care, and consumer goods.

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Minneapolis Schmitt Music Mural
Minneapolis Schmitt Music Mural
Minneapolis Schmitt Music Mural | Source

The Greater Metropolitan Area

This large Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of the United States and covers the following Minnesota Counties:

  • Anoka
  • Carver
  • Chisago
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Isanti
  • Ramsey
  • Scott
  • Sherburne
  • Washington
  • Wright

The local market area or LMA extends into Wisconsin, covering the counties of Pierce and St. Croix.

Ground Transportation

  • The Hiawatha Line: This is an efficient Light Rail system that runs from the Nicollet Mall to the International Airport and the Mall of America. Schedules available online.
  • Minneapolis Skyway: This enclosed pedestrian system is an interlinked collection of footbridges that connect many downtown buildings across 80 city blocks and at least 10 miles. People can walk in climate-controlled comfort all year in this, the longest continuous skywalk in the world.

Local Mega-Malls

Nicollet Mall:
Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Mall of America:
60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425, USA

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Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center:
505 Nicollet Ave Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA

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Twin Cities Higher Education

Most Popular High Ranking Schools

  • American Indian OIC Incorporated

  • Augsburg College

  • Herzing College-Minneapolis Drafting School Campus

  • Lakeland Medical and Dental Academy Inc

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  • Minnesota School of Professional Psychology

  • Musicians Technical Training Center

  • North Central University

  • Native American Educational Services-Twin Cities

  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Additional Well Respected Schools

  • Academy Education Center Inc

  • Aveda Institute

  • Dunwoody Institute

  • Mcconnell School Inc

  • Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Ctr

  • The Art Institutes International Minnesota

  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center School of Radiological Technology

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2007 Patty Inglish MS


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