Connect with Talent

Invest in a more equitable early career system and develop the workforce of the future!

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Help Build the Workforce

ConnextMSP is for employers committed to recruiting, hiring, and supporting an inclusive workforce. ConnextMSP will help our region build a robust and diverse workforce and bring us closer to our shared vision of leading the world in inclusive economic growth. A critical component of the ConnextMSP platform will be the partners who demonstrate a long-term commitment to strengthening our region’s inclusive talent pipeline.

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Connect and build relationships with a diverse talent pool and engage with other companies committed to building culturally responsive work environments. The ConnextMSP staff meets monthly with potential partners to discuss joining the network. Sign up for an info session via the form below.

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Barriers to Career Success

Less likely to land full-time work
Two years after completing college, young graduates of color are more likely to be stuck in part-time or seasonal employment than their peers
33% lower median wages
Median wages for employees of color remain 33% lower than wages of white workers
80% of jobs are secured through personal connections
Emerging professionals of color too often face a “network gap” and are shut out of relationships and support needed to secure and advance in career-track jobs
70% of job openings are never published on publicly available job search sites
Our region has more than 37,000 entry-level job vacancies each year, and is struggling to meet labor demands
37,000 entry-level job vacancies
Our region has more than 37,000 entry-level job vacancies each year, and is struggling to meet labor demands

Introducing the ConnextMSP Talent Network Portal

This is a growing community where young professionals and employers in the MSP region can build authentic connections that open doors to opportunity.

Employers and Partner Organizations in the Network

Augsburg University logo
Avenica logo
BlueCross BlueShield logo
The Brand Lab logo
Brooklynk logo
Cargill logo
College Possible logo
Deed Minnesota logo
University of St. Thomas logo
Ecolab logo
Genesys Works logo
McGough Construction logo
Medica logo
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Foundation logo
Minnesota Tech Association logo
Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Reve Academy logo
Right Track logo
Saint Paul College logo
Step Up logo
Thomson Reuters logo
University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts logo
University of St. Thomas logo
Xcel Energy logo

Find insights for your organization

ConnextMSP taps into our network to understand what young professionals need most in their early careers. Find insights to help your organization support those needs.

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