Minnesota governor drops college-degree requirement for most state jobs

A four-year college degree will no longer be a requirement for most state jobs under an executive order signed into law Monday by Gov. Tim Walz.

The DFL governor said dropping the condition for 75 percent of state positions could increase the pool of potential applicants and make the slots more accessible.

The state currently has about 1,500 job openings and expects to add more as officials bring in new employees soon.

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