First Stop Shop Updates
Volume 4, Issue 5 - June 2016
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First Stop Shop - Staff Updates
I'm sure most of you have heard by now that Renee Christianson is no longer working here at the First Stop Shop (FSS). She has accepted a Community Development position with the City of Elko New Market which she will officially begin on July 1.

We are extremely lucky to have had Renee working with us for the past 3 1/2 years. She brought tremendous knowledge, expertise, and really helped to shape the direction of the FSS. Although she will be missed, thankfully she will still be in Scott County continuing to help bring development on the east side of the county.

As we work to evaluate hiring needs, we may be a little stretched for resources over the next 1-2 months, but our number one priority is still to help you respond to business and lead requests so please don't hesitate to reach out when you need some assistance.
Stacy Crakes
FSS Business Development Director
(952) 496-8613  

Thank you in advance for your patience and support as we move through this change!
Interesting Workforce Information
Here is a quick look at some workforce related info from Mark Jacobs and the Dakota-Scott WorkForce Centers and Workforce Development Board that may be of interest, particularly as we continue to work toward our goal of having enough Scott County jobs to employ 50% of our resident labor force by 2030.
Unemployment Rates (not seasonally adjusted) for selected months include:
                         Dakota           Scott            MN             U.S.
May 2016             2.9%            2.8%           3.3%           4.5%
April 2016             3.2%            3.1%           3.8%           4.7%
May 2015             3.2%            2.9%           3.5%           5.3%

May statistics for selected cities in Dakota and Scott Counties include:  Apple Valley, 2.7%; Burnsville 2.9%; Eagan, 2.8%; Inver Grove Heights, 2.9%; Lakeville, 2.4%; Prior Lake, 2.7%; Savage, 2.4%; and Shakopee, 2.7%  

Scott County’s top-ten industries, which account for 85.4% of its total employment include:
1.       Accommodation and Food Services: 15.3% of total employment
2.       Manufacturing: 12.7%
3.       Retail Trade: 9.6%
4.       Health Care and Social Assistance: 9.3%
5.       Construction: 9.0%
6.       Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: 7.0%
7.       Educational Services: 6.5%
8.       Public Administration: 5.6%
9.       Wholesale Trade: 5.4%
10.     Administrative and Support Services: 5.0%

Interested in seeing the Minnesota State Occupations in Demand?  You can view the list by clicking here!  
Articles of Possible Interest
There are many things in the works but we should be able to share better next month. So the June update is short and sweet!  As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to us at any time.

FSS Contact Info

Stacy Crakes, P.E.  | 952.496.8613 | Email
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