Minnesota Morning: Recruiter Jobs, Foundry And Arthur Ventures Partner And Minnesota May Jobs Report
I haven’t posted one of these in a while (and started writing this last Friday)… mostly because it seems so many things are moving so fast (not necessarily a good thing) I’m not keeping up. I have also noticed the number of updates on @MNHeadhunter and LinkedIn have declined. I’ll be working on that.
Maybe it’s also in part because we went from winter to summer in a few weeks and I have been doing my best to enjoy it. And the dock was finally installed last Tuesday so no longer shore fishing. I am hoping to find some bigger fish than the past couple of weeks. Some photos are below.
Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
I started Minnesota Headhunter in 2005 as a way to get things out of my head, share some news and create some conversations. Jan 1 0f 2008 I started posting Minnesota Recruiter Jobs as a way to better network the local recruiting community. Since then I have posted 1,262 recruiter jobs.
Over the years there are some trends I have noticed about the time of year when recruiter jobs are posted and then 6 months or so later there is an uptick in hiring. Also, when recruiter jobs lag then one sees a slow down in hiring. Of course at the beginning of every calendar year there is a spike. The past 2 years I have had 30 jobs posted around the New Year. That number has always dropped by the end of Q1.
This year it happened again but this time… the numbers have continued to increase. I blew by the 40 number for the first time 6 weeks ago and this week went over the 50 mark.
While there have been a number of economic surveys predicting a slow down or recession in 2020 there is little sign of it right now in the Minneapolis and St Paul jobs scene.
Foundry and Arthur Ventures Partner
“We’re excited to have partnered with the Arthur Ventures team to get more exposure to companies outside Silicon Valley as we are big believers that incredible companies can be built anywhere.”
I am a big fan of Patrick Meenan and the team at Arthur Ventures and have been fortunate to work with a couple of their funded companies. They do a great job supporting their portfolio. Their partnering with Foundry is a big win for all.
Minnesota May Jobs Report
I have not mentioned a monthly jobs report in a long time. This one catches my eye for a couple of reasons… as we get closer (or are already at) to “full employment” I am wondering what types of jobs are being filled and at what compensation. And the second part is an obvious one… our job growth is lagging behind other states.
To the report:
- + 2,700 Professional and business services
- + 2,200 Leisure and hospitality
- + 1,600 Construction
- + 1,500 Trade, transportation and utilities
- + 1,400 Manufacturing
- + 900 “Other” services
- + 300 Governments
- + 100 Information industry
- + 100 Logging and mining
- - 600 Education and Health Services