Exciting, Dynamic, Challenging Work: What Workforce Strategy Consultants Do
19 Sep 2019
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I am one of the seven regional CareerForce Workforce Strategy Consultants. One of the things I love about this work is that every day is different. That makes describing a day in the life a bit tricky, but I’m going to try my best to break it down in this blog post.
The typical day can start a few different ways. We could be reporting to the CareerForce location where we are based or we might be traveling to meetings throughout our region. The seven Workforce Strategy Consultants cover vast areas similar to the regional Labor Market Analysts or Business Development Representatives. For example, I cover the seven counties of Northeast Minnesota. Seven doesn’t sound like much, but at 6,860 square miles, Saint Louis County is the largest county in the United States east of the Mississippi River. It’s even larger than Rhode Island, Delaware or Connecticut! My counterpart in the Northwest of the State covers 26 counties. While the Workforce Strategy Consultants in the metro do not cover as vast a geographic area, they serve a much higher population with many more employers and community partners.