Minnesota WorkForce Centers

Minnesota WorkForce Centers can help you with your job search or career planning.

There are nearly 50 WorkForce Centers statewide. Each has a knowledgeable staff to guide you and can give you important tools to make your job search a success. Most WorkForce Center services are provided free of charge.

All WorkForce Centers have assistive technology to help you use their services and resources. The WorkForce Center staff can help people with disabilities learn more about working and programs that support work.

Services

All WorkForce Centers have staff who can tell you about services offered at the Center and any special services that might be available to you. They can help you use online job banks and other employment websites, such as the statewide WorkForce Center Job Bank.

WorkForce Center staff can also give you advice about local employers who are hiring, teach you the basics of how to do a job search, and help you with your resume.

All WorkForce Centers have office equipment that can help you with your job search, including telephones, copy machines, computers with Internet access, printers, and fax machines.

Each WorkForce Center also has a library with books about how to search for a job, how to write resumes and cover letters, how to interview well, and which industries and jobs are expected to offer good prospects for the future.

Assistive Technology

All WorkForce Centers have assistive technology to help you use their services and resources.

Centers are equipped with computer software and equipment to help people who are blind, visually impaired, or who have other physical impairments, to use computer programs, websites, and read printed materials.

Each center has a TTY for people who are deaf or have hearing impairments, and access to speech-to-speech service for people with speech impairments.

Other available assistive technology includes:

  • Closed Caption Decoder-Enabled TV/VCR
  • Job Access with Speech (JAWS) for Windows
  • Okay Vision Aide Corporation (OVAC) Reader
  • Pocket Talker Personal Amplifier
  • ZoomText Software

Workforce Center Locations

To find a Minnesota WorkForce Center near you, call 1-888-438-5627 (1-888-GET-JOBS) or visit the Minnesota WorkForce Center website.

Courses, Workshops, and Trainings

Each WorkForce Center offers a variety of workshops to help with your job search and career planning. Examples of workshops include:

  • Interviewing skills
  • Networking
  • Internet job searches
  • Completing job applications
  • Writing effective resumes and cover letters

Click here to view a schedule of workshops and training sessions being offered throughout the state.

WorkForce Centers also sponsor career fairs to help bring employers and job seekers into contact with one another. Career fairs are great places to apply for jobs and to learn about what industries are hiring and what types of positions are available. To find a job or career fair near you, click here.