Get help to find a job. Washington County CareerForce is an extension of the Minnesota CareerForce. We are a resource to connect job seekers and employers in Washington County. We offer services such as training, one-on-one guidance, networking, career fairs, labor market information and more. Services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment via phone, email and/or virtual meetings.
Weekly Hot Jobs
Career Labs serve as a business office for job seekers and a resource for employers. It features the tools and resources needed to the find a job or make a career change.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Walk-in and appointments.
Call 651-275-7265 to make an appointment.
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon - 1 p.m.)
Walk-in and appointments.
Call 651-275-8665 to make an appointment.
You will find knowledgeable staff who can help you:
- Find up-to-date job listings.
- Access computer, internet and printer.
- Write a resume.
- Help you plan your career.
- Provide community and education resources.
Virtual and Interactive Services for Career Seekers offer online workshops on job search, resume writing, and interview skills along with links to several online resources.
Job Search Resources
- Career Services Specialists are available to review your resume and provide feedback.
- Email your resume to your nearest CareerForce location.
- Please include "Resume Review" in the subject line.
- There are Resume Kits (PDF) available to customers with limited access to computers and low technology skills.
- Our partners at the Washington County Libraries have a section called Job and Career Resources.
Other Employment Assistance Services
Find help from the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program.
Dislocated Worker Services
If you have lost your employment in the past 12 months due to no fault of your own, you may be eligible for Dislocated Workers Services. Services are custom tailored to meet an individual’s specific needs. Working one-on-one with a counselor, you’ll develop a plan for employment that may include:
- Career planning and counseling.
- Job search and placement services.
- Counselor-approved training.
- Other support services.
For information, call 651-275-8680.
- Diversionary Work Program is a four-months program for low-income families.
- It provides quick and intense employment services to identify and resolve employment barriers in order to help participants achieve employment.
- DWP Employment Counselors offer job search assistance and support in order to help families achieve self-sufficiency.
- Minnesota Family Investment Program is a comprehensive work-focused program for low-income families.
- The goals are to encourage and enable families to find employment, help families increase their income and move out of poverty and gain self-sufficiency to support the family.
- MFIP Employment Counselors offer job search assistance and support in order to help families achieve self-sufficiency.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In some cases a household income is higher than the above programs but eligible for SNAP which helps you afford food while you are unemployed. This program also offers Employment and Training Services.
Common Employment and Training Program Forms
For additional program information, call 651-275-8702.
Services for Young Adults, Ages 14-24
Services for youth and young adults include:
- Career planning
- Job search assistance
- Assistance with tuition costs and other post-high school training
- Paid work experience
We also contract with Tree Trust to offer summer jobs in which young adults work on outdoor landscaping projects in county or city parks.
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Applications accepted for youth ages 16-24:
Career Pathways Program
This program is intended to support high school students and adults to access resources which improve employment opportunities and outcomes. The Washington County Career Pathway program provides individualized and direct support to participants and partners with employers and educators to remove barriers to employment.
- SCSEP services for Washington County residents will be provided by Somali Community Resettlement Services' Minneapolis office starting August 1, 2022.
- Washington County residents interested in SCSEP services after July 31, 2022 can contact SCRS directly for application: Phone 612-353-6380 or email Ifrah.
Provides the most up-to-date job search and career assessment workshops to any job seeker. TIP: Check your email spam folder for JOIN LINKS to the online classes.
NOW (Non-Traditional Opportunities for Women)
NOW is a free short-term training for women who are seeking non-traditional work in areas like manufacturing, construction, and transportation. Examples of job titles: construction or commercial painters, welders, heavy truck drivers (CDL), highway maintenance workers, CNC operators, glaziers (specialty occupation in construction).
- Eligibility: must be a Minnesota resident, women, at least 18 years old, and eligible to work in the U.S., and:
- be a person of color, or
- low income, or
- age 50+.
- Average starting pay, metro area is $18.02 per hour.
- For more information please call Program Coordinator at 651-275-8685 or email.
Other Resources for Short-Term Trainings
- CareerForce Training Program search
- Department of Labor Apprenticeships
- Minneapolis Health Hire
- Job Connect Training Dashboard
- CareerWise Education Search Tool - Short-Term Trainings
Dislocated Worker Services
If you are laid off from your job through no fault of your own, you may qualify for dislocated worker services that can connect you to short-term training to refresh or upgrade skills, or obtain certification or professional licensure, and other help and guidance for your job search. Call 651-275-8680 for eligibility.
To participate in a career fair (virtual or in-person) or to discuss any of these resources, call 651-275-8684.
Washington County CDA
CareerForce locations are more than just a place for those looking for work. It’s also a place for businesses looking to hire.
- Career Fairs: It's a no-fee opportunity to meet with job seekers. We will keep you updated on both local and metro region events and help promote your events.
- Submit your events for posting with us by completing this online Career Fair Submission Form.
- You can post jobs and search for resumes on this no-fee, online resources job bank.
- Have qualified applicants referred to you by the CareerForce network of counselors and staff.
Programs to help reduce your risk and taxes
- MN Job Skills Partnership Training provides financial resources for you to expand your business or train your workers.
- CareerForce hosts monthly Workforce Wednesdays for employers. These sessions have been recorded. You can register for future and view past sessions.
- Saves your business money by providing wage reimbursement during the new-hire training period.
- Your new employee is trained according to your standards. Industry specific training is targeted to Manufacturing, Healthcare, Finance, Construction, and IT.
- Call 651-275-8685 for more information.
Young Adult Program
GED/Literacy/Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language Training
Connect with your school district for hours and locations of classroom instruction.
Labor Market Information
Get labor market information on economic data and trends, skills of the available workforce, wage, and salary information by area.
- Career Fairs/Networking Events
- CareerForce Online Tools (Assessments)
- Dakota County Libraries
- Dress for Success Twin Cities
- Goodwill Community Foundation Learn Free
- Great Rivers Adult Education - Free adult classes (age 17+) including ESL classes, Computer Literacy/Microsoft Office, GED Prep and K12 Diploma
- Washington County Libraries
- Century College - Reduced Price Cosmetology Services (PDF)