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Hennepin County finding new ways to fill rash of upcoming job openings


The help-wanted sign is out in Hennepin County.

Nearly half — 43 percent — of the county’s 7,461 full-time employees are eligible to retire by 2025, according to County Administrator David Hough.

“You’re looking at half the workforce being new in 10 years,” he said.

That sounds like good news for job seekers, but the trend, mirrored across the state and nation, creates a challenge for the county, which must quickly find, train and hire new people.


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