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June 21, 2006
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations 218 726-8830
Mary Cameron, Assoc Director, UMD Human Resources 218 726-7912

UMD Announces New Online Employment System

UMD announced today that the University of Minnesota has launched a new online employment system for UMD and all University of Minnesota campuses, effective June 12, 2006. The new system makes it easier, faster and more convenient for persons to search for jobs, apply for positions, and track their employment application quickly, and at any time. They can:

UMD employs more than 1,700 people, and is one of Duluth's largest employers. UMD employees include full-time and part-time professional and academic staff, and civil service employees. Each year nearly 4,000 applications are received for more than 150 civil service positions alone. And now it is easier than ever to apply for those positions.

The new online system is designed to be flexible, efficient, and secure - with specific elements to help applicants find the best fit for a career at UMD and the University of Minnesota. Those wishing to apply for a position must complete an application online at

According to Judith Karon, UMD Director of Human Resources, special arrangements have been made for community members who do not have access to a computer, or for those who would like assistance with the new system. Persons seeking help should contact the UMD Human Resources office at 218-726-7161 and set an appointment for personal assistance.

In addition, a new UMD Human Resources Information and Services Desk is now located on the first floor of the Darland Administration Building at 1049 University Drive. The desk is open weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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