Myth #5: There Are No Resources That Can Help Me Find and Keep a Job

It can be difficult looking for and finding a job if you think you have to do it all on your own. Actually, there are several excellent state and national resources that can help you. These organizations can help you prepare for your job search, find a job that’s right for you, and provide advice and support services to help you keep your job.

Chat with a Hub expert Services

DB101’s Chat with a Hub expert Services provide free, statewide information and referral services to Minnesotans with disabilities. A DB101 expert is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to answer disability-related questions and connect you with the supports and services you need. You can call 1-866-333-2466, or use the Live Chat or Secure Email options to use this service.

CareerForce Locations

Minnesota CareerForce locations provide tools, resources, and services to assist you with employment, training, and other work related needs.There are about 50 locations around the state with knowledgeable staff to help you. Almost all services are provided for free. Visit the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to learn more, or call 1-651-259-7501.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation can help you prepare for, find, and keep a job. To be eligible for VR services, you must have a physical or mental disability that makes it difficult for you to find and maintain a job. If you are eligible for SSI or SSDI based on your disability, and you are not at retirement age, you are eligible for VR services.

The services VR provides can vary depending on the individual. VR will work with you to determine which services you need and a VR counselor will develop a plan with you to help you reach your work goals. Visit Positively Minnesota for more information.

Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work program is designed to help people with disabilities find and keep a job. If you are 18 to 64 years old, and are getting SSI or SSDI, you can use a Ticket to Work from the Social Security Administration. With this program, you can access employment-related services and supports from Employment Networks, including training, job placement, job coaching, and vocational assessments from an Employment Network. Read DB101's Ticket to Work page to learn more.

Other Resources

You can also read our Next Steps page for more information on finding a job.