NORTHERN EMPLOYER – Hometown Focus

Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC)

Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC) is a technology consultant and full-service telecommunications company based in Brainerd, Minnesota. Formed in 1952, CTC has grown into a comprehensive communications provider offering high-speed fiber optic Internet, digital television, telephony and computer services to businesses and individuals in central and northern Minnesota.

CTC is growing, especially in the Mesabi Iron Range and the northeast corner of the state. We recently hired an outside factory engineer to service the firing area and plan to post other opportunities for this area soon.

Jobs at CTC span a variety of industries and specialties. We have internal teams working on:

• Computer networks
• Field engineers/GIS (mapping)
• Marketing and communication
• Customer support and
repair
• Telephone and Internet technicians
• Accounting and finance
• Human ressources
• Business development and
operations

This means that people in these positions have a wide variety of personalities, decision-making skills, responsibilities, and strengths.

What is the common denominator to all of them? They all love working for a small, community-focused co-op that values ​​innovation, competition, accountability, member experience and performance.

Applicants with telecommunications experience are encouraged to submit their resume to www.goctc.com. Even if no specific position is posted, we always keep resumes on file. No telecom experience? Its good! If you are eager to learn in an ever-changing industry and thrive in a fast-paced environment, CTC is your place. CTC provides ongoing training and support for each position. Plus, we know how to have fun!

Minnesota Lutheran Social Service

Over 150 years, the Lutheran Social Service (LSS) of Minnesota has earned a proud reputation as an organization that focuses on social innovation and high quality service.

LSS traces its history back to 1865 when Pastor Eric Norelius and his congregation at Vasa Lutheran Church near Red Wing opened their church to care for four orphaned children. Vasa Children’s Home became Minnesota’s first and oldest orphanage.

Over the years, Minnesotans have continued to meet the changing needs of children and families, people with disabilities and seniors to ensure they have the opportunity to live and work in the community with full and healthy lives. abundant.

Today, 2,500 LSS employees and 10,000 volunteers support one in 65 Minnesotans statewide with services that inspire hope, change lives and strengthen communities.

In the Iron Range area, LSS is currently looking for direct support professionals who support people with disabilities and staff to provide support to parents and children in full or part-time positions. A signing bonus of $1,000 may also be available.

Across the organization, 96% of employees say their work is deeply meaningful. Employees also voted LSS one of Minnesota’s Best Workplaces for 2021.

Comprehensive benefits include flexible hours, medical and dental plans, paid time off, opportunities for advancement, and matched retirement savings.

Do work that matters. Grow with us! For more information, call Jenna at 651-969-2284 to learn more about job openings or visit www.Lssmn.org/greatcareers.

Arrowhead Transit

Arrowhead Transit serves the Arrowhead area of ​​Minnesota from

1974. We are Minnesota’s largest rural public transportation system. Each year, Arrowhead Transit provides transportation for thousands of residents in 10 northeast Minnesota counties and beyond.

Counties include Aitkin, Itasca, Koochiching, St. Louis, Lake, Cook, Carlton, Pine, Chisago, and Isanti. We currently offer travelers and commuters regular service, Dial-A-Ride and a volunteer driver program.

Arrowhead Transit’s specially trained drivers can take you to work in Grand Rapids or to the doctor’s office in Hibbing. We can take you shopping in Duluth or take classes at Rainy River Community College in International Falls. Our drivers go through a comprehensive training program that includes defensive driving through to customer service. Our drivers must maintain their commercial driver’s license, which means safe driving both on and off the job. Arrowhead Transit is operated by Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency.

Arrowhead Transit currently hires full-time, part-time and casual bus drivers in Gilbert and Grand Rapids, full-time and part-time bus drivers in Floodwood and a part-time bus driver in Hermantown. We are also looking to hire two full-time dispatchers in Gilbert. All of these positions require a CDL with passenger endorsement, but we will provide the necessary training to obtain it.

Ely Chamber of Commerce

The Ely Chamber of Commerce is excited to attend the upcoming Iron Range Career Fair. We bring a compiled list of over 100 job postings from across our business community. If you’re looking for a job, whether it’s full-time or part-time, seasonal or year-round, we have positions you’ll want to consider.

We have several ways to serve the area’s business community and help connect potential employees with companies. First, we offer a general job application. Interested people can stop by, email or call

for a form. We send completed forms to over 150 companies that are actively looking for employees. Second, we have a Jobs page on our website at www.ely.org/chambre/workforce-development/. Our Jobs page contains several job postings on our Job Board, as well as labor resources.

We also support our business community by reaching out to local high schools and community colleges and participating in events such as the Iron Range job fair. It’s important to tap into a variety of different locations to reach a wide range of ages, skills and experiences.

We hope you’ll stop by our table at the Iron Range Career Fair. There are over 100 awesome jobs just waiting for you.

Grandma’s Restaurant, Virginia

The restaurant industry used to be “the first job” or place to work while attending high school or college. But did you know that nearly 77% of restaurant workers started at an entry-level position and ended up making it into a career? It’s so awesome! This means anyone can make a living working in a restaurant! Most entry-level employees who started when they were under 25 have worked in the industry for 20 years; most over 55s have worked for 30 years.

Myself, Dicie Hoover, included. I started working at Grandma’s restaurant in Virginia in high school as a busser. I started because my friends worked there and they said it was fun. Twenty-five years later, here I am, the CEO! I worked half my life at Grandma’s restaurant and I don’t regret it at all.

If you enjoy working with your friends, providing exceptional customer service, and enjoying preparing quality food, come see us. We are always looking for the next member of our team who wants to pursue a career in the restaurant industry. See you soon!

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