Talent Attraction


Northforce is a collaborative initiative to attract, manage, place, enrich, and retain workforce talent throughout the Northland. It connects job-seekers and employers and works to facilitate smooth job and employee searches for all parties. The portal connects residents with career, mentorship and internship opportunities. It also includes information on specific jobs and uses social media to interact with people. Northforce started as a tool to connect businesses in the Apex region with the right talent-both folks living here already and those interested in relocating here. It has grown to include mentoring, establishing partnerships between business and education, and so much more. It has even become a vital business recruitment tool, since we have accurate data on active job seekers.

Fuse Duluth

Fuse Duluth is a valuable resource for young professionals looking to connect to local professionals, for employers seeking to recruit talent, and for businesses wishing to attract a young audience. With no formal membership, build your network simply by participating in the program.

Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development Cloquet Workforce Center

Cloquet Workforce Center provides employers and industries the tools to help publicize job opportunities and provide workforce and business-related data to give insight into economic trends that can affect and shape business decisions.


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