By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune
“Javier Martinez is an important part of the fastest-growing component of the Twin Cities labor force and a critical element in our economic future. Martinez, 26, an immigrant from Mexico as a child, worked as a paper carrier and cleaned houses after graduating from St. Paul Johnson High School.
“I also was pretty good with computers,” Martinez said. “I could fix my personal computer. And I enjoyed troubleshooting and helping friends.”