Economic Gateway - Ramsey County Community & Economic Development http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com Ramsey County Community & Economic Development News Feed Wed, 08 Nov 2023 23:06:35 -0600 en-US Wildflyer Coffee Brews Solutions for Youth Homelessness http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53765/wildflyer-coffee-brews-solutions-for-youth-homelessness http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53765/wildflyer-coffee-brews-solutions-for-youth-homelessness Tue, 31 Oct 2023 00:00:00 -0500 Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota estimates 6,000 youth experience homelessness on any given night, with about half in the Twin Cities area. There are many contributing factors like involvement in the justice system, neglect, abandonment or family conflict. Perhaps the biggest barrier for these youth to obtaining a place to... Relationships and Trust Necessary for Community Reentry http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53047/relationships-and-trust-necessary-for-community-reentry http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53047/relationships-and-trust-necessary-for-community-reentry Mon, 02 Oct 2023 00:00:00 -0500 Incorporating justice-impacted individuals into a community can be difficult for businesses, landlords, school leaders, and others. Those working in various Minnesota and Ramsey County correctional departments build relationships throughout the community to help these individuals transition into society while keeping general public safety at the forefront of their decisions.“If we... Department of Corrections: A Bridge to Employment Opportunities http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/52461/department-of-corrections-a-bridge-to-employment-opportunities http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/52461/department-of-corrections-a-bridge-to-employment-opportunities Fri, 01 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0500 Recidivism is the tendency of a formerly incarcerated individual to engage in criminal behavior again, resulting in reincarceration. While the reasons are numerous, meaningful employment is highly correlated with low recidivism rates. Despite a significant understanding of the role gainful employment can provide universally and in Minnesota, justice-impacted individuals face many... Intentional Hiring for Justice-Impacted Individuals http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/52007/intentional-hiring-for-justiceimpacted-individuals http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/52007/intentional-hiring-for-justiceimpacted-individuals Tue, 01 Aug 2023 00:00:00 -0500 This piece is the fifth in a series of Fair Opportunities articles intended to raise awareness of the employment needs of justice-impacted individuals in Ramsey County and the benefits to employers willing to give these returning citizens a chance at meaningful employment. Watch for upcoming content with detailed looks into... Mental Health, Character and Responsibility: Building a Bridge to Reentry http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/51335/mental-health-character-and-responsibility-building-a-bridge-to-reentry http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/51335/mental-health-character-and-responsibility-building-a-bridge-to-reentry Wed, 05 Jul 2023 00:00:00 -0500 This piece is the fourth in a series of Fair Opportunities articles intended to raise awareness of the employment needs of justice-impacted individuals in Ramsey County and the benefits to employers willing to give these returning citizens a chance at meaningful employment. Watch for upcoming content with detailed looks into... In Ramsey County, ‘Ujamaa’ means Collaboration and Transformation http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/50915/in-ramsey-county-ujamaa-means-collaboration-and-transformation http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/50915/in-ramsey-county-ujamaa-means-collaboration-and-transformation Mon, 05 Jun 2023 00:00:00 -0500 This piece is the third in a series of Fair Opportunities articles intended to raise awareness of the employment needs of justice-impacted individuals in Ramsey County and the benefits to employers willing to give these returning citizens a chance at meaningful employment. Watch for upcoming content with detailed looks into... Ramsey County Workforce Solutions and the WIB launch an Inclusive Employer Toolkit http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53750/ramsey-county-workforce-solutions-and-the-wib-launch-an-inclusive-employer-toolkit http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53750/ramsey-county-workforce-solutions-and-the-wib-launch-an-inclusive-employer-toolkit Mon, 30 Oct 2023 00:00:00 -0500 According to a 2021 survey, many in Minnesota's Black, Indigenous, and Hispanic communities believed they experienced discrimination when applying for jobs. As one of the most diverse counties in Minnesota, Ramsey County Workforce Solutions and the Workforce Innovation Board (WIB) of Ramsey County are leading efforts to support employers to address discrimination and unconscious... Construct Tomorrow http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53578/construct-tomorrow http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53578/construct-tomorrow Tue, 24 Oct 2023 00:00:00 -0500 Construct Tomorrow is a program that brings the construction and building trades to high school students through an experiential learning process. Register your school now for students to: Try tools of the trades hands-on.Talk to diverse tradespeople from multiple construction industries.Learn about wages and benefits.Discuss registered apprenticeship with industry professionals.This event... Preparing Students for Manufacturing Work with Tailored Training http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53186/preparing-students-for-manufacturing-work-with-tailored-training http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53186/preparing-students-for-manufacturing-work-with-tailored-training Sat, 07 Oct 2023 00:00:00 -0500 In collaboration with Goodwill Easter Seals (Goodwill), Ramsey County Workforce Solutions, and the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA), Saint Paul College has established a Manufacturing Training Program to help youth transition into high-paying manufacturing careers. Eleven students are enrolled in this initial cohort with training in job skills like advanced... SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION AND EQUITY DRIVES SAINT PAUL TECH SCENE http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53007/spirit-of-collaboration-and-equity-drives-saint-paul-tech-scene http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/53007/spirit-of-collaboration-and-equity-drives-saint-paul-tech-scene Wed, 13 Sep 2023 00:00:00 -0500 As industries evolve, nearly every organization needs more tech talent to keep up with the dynamics of rapid change. The skills candidates need in these roles – knowing how to write code, for example – can be a challenge to attain. Programming isn’t taught in many high schools, and barriers... Successful Employment Training http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/52171/successful-employment-training http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/52171/successful-employment-training Tue, 15 Aug 2023 00:00:00 -0500 Ramsey County is partnering with World Youth Connect, a local youth-led organization, to help bridge generational and cultural gaps between Ramsey County employers and the region’s young workforce. As Minnesota’s most diverse county, Ramsey County is excited to support employers to be more inclusive youth and young adult friendly workplaces. This... Kulas reflects on his term as WIB chair and is confident about the future in Ramsey County http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/51307/kulas-reflects-on-his-term-as-wib-chair-and-is-confident-about-the-future-in-ramsey-county http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/51307/kulas-reflects-on-his-term-as-wib-chair-and-is-confident-about-the-future-in-ramsey-county Mon, 03 Jul 2023 00:00:00 -0500 When I agreed to become Chair-elect of the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County (WIB) in the summer of 2018, little did I know what would happen over the next five years. We saw a global pandemic force many employees to work at home, while many others lost their jobs... SAINT PAUL, RAMSEY COUNTY LAUNCH ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, EDUCATION EFFORT http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/51960/saint-paul-ramsey-county-launch-onthejob-training-education-effort http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/51960/saint-paul-ramsey-county-launch-onthejob-training-education-effort Mon, 03 Jul 2023 00:00:00 -0500 Young adults in Ramsey County will be able to get job training while getting paid under a new $10 million program launched by the county and the City of Saint Paul. (Learn about the Bridgemakers’ Tech Entrepreneur Fellowship, powered by Full Stack Saint Paul) The program uses funding from... 2022 Workforce Solutions/WIB Annual Business Report Released http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/49887/2022workforce-solutionswib-annual-business-report-released http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/49887/2022workforce-solutionswib-annual-business-report-released Mon, 17 Apr 2023 00:00:00 -0500 The Ramsey County Workforce Solutions and Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County 2022 Annual Business Report is now available online. The report showcases the achievements Ramsey County Workforce Solutions had working with residents, the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County, business representatives, partners and others in 2022.   Explore the report to learn... Fair opportunities hiring: new year, new chances http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/48111/fair-opportunities-hiring-new-year-new-chances http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/48111/fair-opportunities-hiring-new-year-new-chances Thu, 05 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0600 This year, Ramsey County and its community partners and will continue to draw attention to the desperate need for employers to embrace fair opportunities hiring practices for job seekers who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. According to the US Department of Justice, over 10,000 ex-prisoners are released... Our Economy Requires Changes to Education http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/47268/our-economy-requires-changes-to-education http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/47268/our-economy-requires-changes-to-education Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:00:00 -0600 By Suzanne P. Kelly, Chief of Staff, Center for Economic Inclusion Research abounds on the pervasiveness of disparities and inequities in urban public education systems. The impacts of this on Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian [Black and Brown) youth are compounded by continuing inequities post high school... Tech Talk: Future Tech Entrepreneurs and Community Wealth Building - Recording Now Available http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/43018/tech-talk-future-tech-entrepreneurs-and-community-wealth-building-recording-now-available http://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/ramsey/news-and-updates/p/item/43018/tech-talk-future-tech-entrepreneurs-and-community-wealth-building-recording-now-available Wed, 04 May 2022 00:00:00 -0500 A recording of the Tech Talk: Future Tech Entrepreneurs and Community Wealth Building webinar is now available. Learn from a dynamic panel of community leaders focused on sharing resources to grow tech entrepreneurs with a focus toward BIPOC wealth building.  Dr. Paul Campbell, Brown Venture Group Al Cornish, gener8tor Diane Rucker, University Enterprise...