Job losses last year in Minnesota's technology sector slightly outpace nation's

  • Article by: DEE DePASS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 5, 2011 - 11:06 PM

While high-tech jobs have been lost, the industry has fared better than others.

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evenmorejustOct. 5, 11 4:11 PM

Thank Best Buy for sending hundreds of IT jobs to India. IBM too! 70% of IBM employees are overseas now!

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nimrod888Oct. 5, 11 4:31 PM

Thank our governor for socking it to the "rich". These high paying jobs will continue to leave the state until we wise up and stop punishing achievement. Why would any sane rich person want to live in a state where 95% of the population wants to tear them down and take what they have. On, Wisconsin!

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mouthwashOct. 5, 11 4:42 PM

The Upper Midwest is provincial, America's disdained 'No Mans Land'. As such, many economic trends (such as job loss segments) may take longer to get here than in other regions. But eventually, reality sets in.

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evenmorejustOct. 5, 11 5:35 PM

If Dayton had not borrowed using "accounting shifts" to give teachers pay raises, the government for the State of MN should have been cut 30%! Your property taxes should be at 2001 levels and you should not get tax levies without voter approval!

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jpryceOct. 5, 11 5:43 PM

nimrod888 "Thank our governor for socking it to the "rich". These high paying jobs will continue to leave the state until we wise up and stop punishing achievement. Why would any sane rich person want to live in a state where 95% of the population wants to tear them down and take what they have. On, Wisconsin!" I believe Best Buy outsourced many well paying I.T. jobs when Pawlenty was Governor of MN. Does that mean we need to thank former Governor Pawlenty?

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mplsguyOct. 5, 11 7:46 PM

Dosent surprise me. Target imports thousands of "the best and the brightest" from India under fraudulent H1B, L1 and even B1 visas. Same goes for Ameriprise, UHG and Best Buy.

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jkaplinOct. 5, 11 7:52 PM

We can thank all the greedy people that are shipping jobs overseas. What these people don't get is that the more jobs we lose, the less money their is available to purchase their products. Keep right on going Corporate America. Pretty soon we won't have a middle class to support you. What we will have is a country of about 90% poor people and 10% rich. I doubt that will sustain them.

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pitythefoolsOct. 5, 11 8:10 PM

High tech workers choose not to work in Mississippi. Get it yet Republicans?

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MNHeadhunterOct. 5, 11 8:15 PM

These numbers lag quite a bit. The MN IT jobs market came off the bottom in March of 2010. Since then we have seen a series of upticks and plateaus in hiring. Not a fire hose like we had after the post 9/11 & Y2K recession but a good rebound. Conversations with companies, consulting/search firms and the State of MN we believe the unemployment rate to be <2%.

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cashncareyOct. 5, 11 8:52 PM

Minnesotans can thank our governor for making our state so anti-business. Is it any wonder that employers go elsewhere?

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