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Reader Opinion: The future is bright

With more than 2,000 open positions in Cass and Crow Wing counties, our booming businesses want nothing more than to expand their teams and reward ambitious people. Those who step forward today will find themselves in a perfect position to prove their worth and earn their way up the ladder.

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In my role at the Chamber, I visit many businesses and meet the great people who make them successful. I’m always impressed by the number of local leaders and managers who grew their careers within the same organization.

They worked hard and embraced every opportunity. One promotion led to another, and now they’re living proof that where you start is seldom where you finish.

With more than 2,000 open positions in Cass and Crow Wing counties, our booming businesses want nothing more than to expand their teams and reward ambitious people — both in current perks and future advancement. Those who step forward today will find themselves in a perfect position to prove their worth and earn their way up the ladder.

If COVID forced you to the sidelines and you’ve been waiting for the right moment to make a comeback, trust me — that time is now.

By September, hundreds of area residents are expected to return to the workforce. When you start your search early, you’re guaranteed to get the first pick of the opportunities and land a job that maximizes your skills.

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Wondering what’s available? We’ve partnered with the Brainerd Dispatch and Hubbard Broadcasting to gather links to local job boards at www.2000jobs.org .

A bright future is out there, my friends. It’s a smart time to go get it.

Matt Kilian

Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce president

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