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Check out our new series called “Innovating for Impact,” by Greater Twin Cities United Way president and CEO John Wilgers.

Posted on March 27, 2018 by Jenna Bennett

We all know the world of work is changing- gone are the days of getting hired at a company and staying for life. Instead, our […]

International Women's Day Speakers at Women United event
Posted on March 9, 2018 by Jenna Bennett

International Women’s Day, a day to #PressforProgress for gender parity and inclusiveness, dates back to 1909, when a group of women gathered in New York […]

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Shelly Schwane

Editor’s Note: We celebrate International Women’s Day by highlighting women leaders who’ve changed our world. Join us and share your #PressforProgress story on social media, […]

Jeff Sommers and Lara Hammel
Posted on February 26, 2018 by Liz Werner

Since opening Izzy’s Ice Cream Café in 2000, Lara Hammel and Jeff Sommers have watched as their business has become a Twin Cities favorite. Along […]

Posted on February 22, 2018 by Kathy Hollenhorst

It is a privilege to be in the business of matching great people with great jobs as we support our Creatis clients across the Twin […]

Construction field worker uses saw
Posted on February 15, 2018 by Rachel Speck

Nationally, we’re at a critical juncture in workforce development. Now, most of you might be thinking, “what the heck is workforce development?” and rest assured […]