Walz visits assisted living facility, highlights efforts to recruit care professionals

On Thursday afternoon, Governor Tim Walz shadowed another career — a nurse at an assisted living facility in Roseville — as part of his ongoing effort to spend a day in a particular career and highlight statewide efforts to grow high-demand positions.

Walz started touring high-demand jobs with a shortage of employees last week. So far, he’s spent time at a manufacturing plant in Plymouth, at a school in Savage highlighting a need for teachers, and in Duluth with police officers.

The legislature passed $20 million in workforce development grants last session that helps with hiring or pay increases in a variety of sectors with employment shortages including manufacturing, public safety, technology, caring professions which includes nurses, and education.