Governor Proclaims April Technology Workforce Month in Minnesota
Thursday, April 01, 2021
St. Paul – Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed April 2021 Technology Month in Minnesota. It’s an opportunity to draw attention to our technology sector and workforce and its importance to Minnesota’s economy. While the importance of these jobs has been highlighted during the pandemic, technology workers have been in demand in Minnesota’s economy for a long time and represent some of the highest-paid, best jobs in our state.
According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Labor Market Information (LMI) Office, the state of Minnesota is home to about 110,000 people working in Information Technology occupations. That’s about 3.8% of total employment in Minnesota, while the national average for such occupations is about 3.4%.
“Minnesota’s reputation as a leader in innovation is growing rapidly,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “We want to make sure that more Minnesotans know about the great career opportunities here in tech, and we want to help Minnesota employers build the talent pipelines they need to grow and thrive in our state.”