MOORHEAD—When Sam Hill tells people she is the sustainability coordinator for Concordia College, the response she often hears is, "What do you do? Recycling?" Hill's job is to show students, faculty and the community how sustainable living is about much more than that. A sustainable lifestyle is based on energy conservation and environmental responsibility. It's about lowering one's carbon footprint in order to preserve the Earth's resources for future generations.
FARGO — Does the offer of unlimited vacation and sick time seem too good to be true? Not for employees of companies that provide flex time off like Netflix and Virgin. Rather than earning a fixed number of days off per year, their employees are free to take as much time off as they want or need provided that their work is done. Employees are valued based on what they accomplish, not on how many hours they spend in the office.
FARGO, N.D. -- Larry Olson has been organizing events since he was a young kid growing up in south Moorhead, Minn. He remembers being the one who was always on the phone organizing the neighborhood baseball game. Today, he organizes events on a much grander scale. Olson is the president of Talent Productions , an agency that books entertainment for corporate, private and public events locally and nationwide.
According to a survey published by Collegeatlas.org of more than 2,000 hiring managers, 33 percent claimed to know whether they would hire someone within the first 90 seconds.
Sign-on bonuses for pizza delivery drivers. College scholarships for welders. Free tuition to become a certified nursing assistant. Incentives like these are becoming more common for area companies, who say they’re necessary to fill open positions in Fargo-Moorhead – where the metro area’s 3.3 percent unemployment rate has tightened the labor pool.
When Mark Veitenheimer purchased his home here in 2012, he considered the home warranty provided by the seller as little more than a few pages in a mountain of closing paperwork. He didn’t expect to actually ever use the policy, though he was a little concerned that the furnace was as old as the 1964 home.
WEST FARGO, N.D. – High Point Networks, a provider of voice and data network solutions, has achieved a great deal of success in its 10 years of business. The company that began at a card table in President and CEO Tom McDougall’s home in 2003 recently moved into a new 24,000-square-foot headquarters in West Fargo.
FARGO – Matt McMillan has been named the new director of newspapers for Forum Communications Co. McMillan will oversee the publishers and general managers of the more than 35 daily and weekly newspapers the company owns in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A native of St. Cloud, Minn., McMillan studied liberal arts, journalism and business at the University of Minnesota.