Minnesota, known as the "Land of 10,000
Lakes", has a population of 5.3 million people and a well below-average
unemployment rate of 5.7 percent. The state is known for its diverse geography,
ranging from the vast western prairies which serve as the center of agricultural
production to the northern woods where most of the state's mining and forestry
industry are based.
Employment opportunities in Minnesota are as varied as the landscape, and new
residents are likely to find work in virtually any sector they choose. Thirty-three
of the country's largest corporations are headquartered here including Target,
General Mills, U.S. Bancorp and Ameriprise Financial. The manufacturing industry is
well represented in both traditional food processing and heavy industry, as well as
in high-tech and bio-medical production. The retail, finance, insurance and medical
sectors have significant presence in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area
where 60 percent of state residents live.
The beautiful and distinctive landscape and relatively high per-capita income
combine to make Minnesota a wonderful place to live and work. From white-collar
office work in the big city to service in the state's growing recreation industry,
finding the right job is only a matter of time and effort.
Additional information can be found
regarding Minnesota's economy and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Minnesota Economy.