Jobs are quickly becoming the main focus of lawmakers on the Hill following the tumultuous health care debate. And with Minnesota's unemployment rate hovering around 7.4 percent, it's a wonder any positions are still available back home.
Nonetheless, 50 employers have signed up to participate in a jobs fair hosted by Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen in Bloomington on Monday (location, time and list of employers here).
Though it's not unprecedented for a lawmaker to host a jobs fair, it might be a first for Minnesota. Hot Dish could not find a record of a Minnesota representative doing something similar in recent years and neither could Paulsen's office (anyone who knows otherwise, please shoot me a note).
Paulsen spokester Andrew Foxwell described the response from employers as "overwhelming."