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2016 news releases


For information about news releases, contact Communications Director James Honerman.

These news releases are listed in chronological order, most recent first.

  • Dec. 19 -- State's fatal work-injuries increased in 2015

  • Nov. 15 -- Apprenticeship:  A great career pathway for Minnesota’s workforce (editorial)

  • Oct. 28 -- Survey shows Minnesota workplace injury rate sets another new all-time low

  • Oct. 26 -- Expansion of registered apprenticeship in Minnesota receives $1.5 million boost

  • Sept. 29 -- Building officials volunteer to provide disaster assistance to Freeborn County

  • Sept. 7 -- Employers invited to apply for Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative grants:  Five industries are eligible; application period Sept. 14 through Oct. 26; more information available at two webinars

  • July 21 -- Minnesota's minimum wage increases Aug. 1, third of three increases

  • July 7 -- Second round of dual-training grants awarded

  • June 30 -- Long-term downward trend continues for number of workers' compensation claims, costs of insurance premiums; Annual Minnesota Workers' Compensation System Report released

  • June 24 -- State reminds homeowners to do their homework before hiring a contractor

  • June 10 -- Minnesota's minimum wage increases Aug. 1. 2016

  • April 18 -- PIPELINE Program:  More dual-training grants available for employers

  • Feb. 25 -- 216,000 Minnesota hourly workers make $9 an hour or less

  • Jan. 7 -- Custom-built for contractors:  Minnesota Construction Industry Conference is Feb. 18

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