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Top trends in Minneapolis Hiring

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area - July 2016

Top trends in Minneapolis Hiring

Monster Intelligence dug into who’s hiring and for what in Minneapolis these days. If you’re recruiting in this market, you’ll want to know what we found.

One of the largest commercial centers between Chicago and the West Coast, the Minneapolis Saint Paul region is in a position to weather most economic storms. Minneapolis and adjoining Saint Paul make up the “Twin Cities” and offer a diverse economy and well-educated workforce. The biggest driver of job growth is Minneapolis’s healthcare industry fueled by the Affordable Care Act which has added a larger number of new patients.  The area has created 28,000 new jobs over the past 12-months; the unemployment rate in Minneapolis was 3.1% in May 2016 which was 1.6 percentage points below the national rate of 4.7%.

By May 2016, 2.0 million workers were employed in the Minneapolis area, and the area accounts for 77% of all jobs posted in Minnesota on Monster. To give you some insight into what your recruiting competitors are up to, our Monster Intelligence team analyzed data from the CEB TalentNeuron™ tool to identify which companies are posting the most jobs, and which jobs are most listed, and which jobs are most searched. As expected, a diverse range of positions are most in-demand in Minneapolis that includes: registered nurses, truck drivers, retail sales workers and marketing managers.

What are companies hiring for?

Top Minneapolis Occupations by Employment:

  • Administrative Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Retail Supervisors
  • Human Resources
  • Operating & Production Managers

Top Jobs in Minneapolis:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-trailer
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Supervisors, Retail Sales
  • Marketing Managers

Minneapolis Jobs:

  • 41% of available Minneapolis jobs are for Technology, Healthcare, and Sales workers
  • Of all open technology positions, 30% of available Technology jobs are for Software Developers
  • Of all open healthcare positions, 42% of available Healthcare jobs are for Nurses
  • Of all open sales positions, 40% of available Sales jobs are for Retail

Most Common Minneapolis Jobs Include:

Registered Nurses
# employed: 35,370
Median pay: $76,960

Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-trailer
# employed: 18,450
Median pay: $44,170

Retail Salespersons
# employed: 60,090
Median pay: $25,760

Supervisors, Retail Sales
# employed: 13,050
Median pay: $43,630

What are job seekers looking for?

Most viewed Minneapolis jobs:

  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Software Developers and Programmers
  • Miscellaneous Business Operations Specialists (e.g., Project Managers, Program Managers, etc.)

Top Minneapolis job searches:

  • Sales
  • Accounting
  • Part Time
  • Receptionist
  • Customer Service
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Manager
  • Finance

Want to know more about the top trends in Minneapolis hiring? Check out the Minneapolis Market Overview from Monster Intelligence.

Data finding are based on analysis of all available online jobs reported by the TalentNeuron tool and Monster job seeking activity from more than 22 million unique visitors1.

1comScore Media Metrix, 1Q 2016, 3-month average, (includes all US Mobile + PC traffic)