A representative of Arctic Cat said the company’s manufacturing plant in Thief River Falls, Minn., is not operating at full capacity because of a shortage of workers.
“We have jobs in northwestern Minnesota, we just need people. We need people, and in order to get the people, we need housing,” Randy Twistol said at a regional economic development summit held Monday in Thief River Falls.
Twistol and other companies that have facilities in northwestern Minnesota said they have job openings, but there isn’t enough housing in the area to draw prospective employees, according to an article in the Grand Forks Herald. The summit, held at Northland Community and Technical College, included Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) and 15 other panelists. Dayton said during the event that he hoped his state could use its resources and programs to stimulate housing growth.
As of Friday, Arctic Cat had more than a dozen job openings listed on its website.
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