Tight job market spurs unique methods: Knute Nelson gets creative in search for employees

Echo Press

With unemployment rates hovering in record-low territory, businesses of all stripes are having a difficult time finding job candidates. When you have 800 employees, as Knute Nelson does throughout its...

Brittni DesMarais (left) looks over information on Knute Nelson with Kendra Sperr (center), a home care registered nurse, and Janet Wilkins, a home health aide, during the organization's Hiring Happy Hour. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)
Tom Storer, lead maintenance worker of the environmental services team at Nelson Gables, looks on as Marilee Trosen of Alexandria spins the prize wheel during the Hiring Happy Hour at Grand Arbor last Thursday. (Ross Evavold / Echo Press)

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