Business
June 11
Civil engineering firm Bolton & Menk is adding to its 420 employees. The firm recruits at colleges and asks staff to reach out to their alma maters.

Minnesota firms seek recruits earlier, adjust requirements due to tight labor market

Companies finding tight labor market means they need to up their game to get the people they need.
Business
June 11
Federated Insurance CEO wins the Top Workplaces leadership award for large companies

Federated Insurance CEO wins the Top Workplaces leadership award for large companies

Large companies: Federated's Jeff Fetters rescued his own management career after nearly being demoted.
Business
June 11
Doran Cos. ranks highly with employees for leadership, communication

Doran Cos. ranks highly with employees for leadership, communication

Midsize companies: Doran Cos.' new CEO emphasizes benefits such as parental leave, profit-sharing.
Business
June 11
Gentle Transitions co-owners Diane Bjorkman and Bill Lehman specialize in senior moves, but have no plans to downsize.

Gentle Transitions' Bjorkman and Lehman win the Top Workplaces small-business leadership award

Small companies: Gentle Transitions' Diane Bjorkman and Bill Lehman create a sense of home for senior clients — and employees.
Business
June 11
Growth has to be strategic, not growing just to grow, say small Top Workplaces winners

Growth has to be strategic, not growing just to grow, say small Top Workplaces winners

Well-managed growth also serves as a recruitment tool in a tight job market.
Business
June 11

How Minnesota companies have made the cut on Top Workplaces in all 10 years

The employers that make Top Workplaces every year focus on the fundamentals ­— and on the future.
Business
June 11

Are you working at one of Minnesota's 150 Top Workplaces?

It's the 10th year for the Star Tribune's ranking of Minnesota companies that meet the standards of an engaged, well-managed, employee-friendly business.
Variety
June 11

Amazon to shut down US restaurant delivery service

Amazon said Tuesday that it is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, DoorDash and others.
Business
June 11
Park Nicollet Foundation has received an $18.7 million gift to expand eating disorder care at Melrose Center, which is part of the network of clinics

HealthPartners expanding eating disorder care with $18.7 million gift

Money will expand eating-disorder care.
Business
June 10
Target is adding more benefits for workers in both its stores and corporate offices. File photo of a Target employee at the company's store in Dinkyto

Target boosts worker benefits, including paid family leave

The move comes as U.S. retailers seek to attract employees in a difficult market for hiring.
Business
June 10
Last week, the stock of Tesla, once the darling of the electric car market, was at a three-year low. It has rallied since then.

Tesla Model 3 riding a bumpy road

Sluggish demand leads to price cuts, stock warnings.
Business
June 10
Todd Wilkinson, president and chief executive of Entrust Datacard, shows one of the company's larger credit card machines at Datacard's Shakopee plant

Entrust Datacard in Shakopee buys 300-employee hardware security business

The security company will remain based in Florida.
Business
June 10

Chase Bank hires Wells Fargo veteran for Minnesota expansion

Jonathan Jensen, a Wells Fargo veteran, will manager Chase Bank's several-branch Twin Cities entry.
Business
June 10

US employers hired a record number of people in April

U.S. employers hired the most people on record in April, while the number of open jobs was largely unchanged, evidence that the job market remains solid.
Variety
June 10
Raytheon Co. and United Technologies Corp. are merging in a deal that creates one of the world's largest defense companies. File photo of Raytheon's o

Raytheon and United Technologies to create a defense giant

Raytheon and United Technologies will join to create a massive aerospace and defense company in a sector that is already rapidly consolidating.
Local
June 10
Bruce Kraemer, CEO of Crow Wing Power, defended his $1.9 million bonus before co-op members Saturday, June 9, in Brainerd. At far left is Bryan McColl

$1.9M bonus for Crow Wing CEO sparks backlash from members

Members were angered by a series of revelations, including that CEO Bruce Kraemer had gotten the bonus in connection with the 2006 sale of Hunt Technologies, a for-profit affiliate of the nonprofit electricity provider.
Business
June 10

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Business
June 9

You have been laid off and need to find a job fast. Here's what to do.

Q: I was laid off this week and was not prepared for it. I knew it could be coming, but didn't face it. I've got…
Business
June 9

Communication really means to listen closely

A new young worker at a construction site sat down to eat his lunch with the rest of the crew. As an older fellow opened…
Business
June 9

Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLISKari Lynn Richtsmeier, as surety for Biergarten Germania LLC, 11646 Quebec Av. N., Champlin; filed June 6, 19-41731; Chap. 7; assets, $94,775; liabilities, $874,510.Charles David…