RealTime Talent is bringing WorkFountain to Minnesota

Building on the success of the Minnesota PIPELINE Project, Minnesota is taking another step in connecting employers and job seekers with today’s announcement that RealTime Talent has selected WorkFountain as the platform for a new kind of online labor exchange.This innovative online platform, which has found strong success in Michigan and Ohio, will bring a new level of connectivity that can reduce hiring bias, create faster matches, and ensure the best candidates get hired for the job.

Higher Education bills that did not pass

Tuition freeze at Minnesota colleges and universities In an effort to combat rising tuition prices and increasingly large student debt loads, legislation was heard proposing a tuition freeze and reduction at the U of M and MnSCU institutions. The bill asked for $85.5 million to be sent to the university systems in order to help […] Read more

U of M research standards examined

The Higher Education Committee heard testimony from the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) giving an update on their progress toward reforms in treating human subjects involved with research. More than 60 recommendations were made for the U of M’s practices. To address these issues, the U of M has created a Human Research Protection […] Read more

MN PIPELINE changes signed into law

Legislation making improvements to the MN PIPELINE Program were passed this year. The PIPELINE Program has provided nearly $500,000 in grants to 15 businesses across the state since passing last year, connecting students and businesses to meet demands in high-wage, high-demand industries. This legislation makes technical changes to provide more clarity to the program, and […] Read more

Higher Education & Workforce Development budget

As a part of the final compromise of the supplemental finance bill, $5 million was secured for Higher Education, shared between new funding for the Office of Higher Education (OHE), Minnesota’s State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU), and the University of Minnesota (U of M). Of the new funding, $2 million was invested in the State […] Read more