The Minnesota WorkForce Center - International Falls works in collaboration with key partners to make sure that area job seekers find employment and training and area businesses find the skilled workers they need.
Here you'll find information about our partners and the services they provide.
The following partners are located at the International Falls WorkForce Center:
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)
AEOA is a Community Action Program for the northeast Minnesota counties of St. Louis, Lake, and Cook, with some programs extending to the four neighboring counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca and Koochiching.
Currently, AEOA employs more than 350 full- and part-time staff and utilizes more than a thousand volunteers divided among five major departments: Arrowhead Transit, Head Start, Housing, Employment and Training, and Senior Services.
Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training
The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training offers several services designed to help businesses of all sizes hire and retain employees. It is a regional unit of government established under a joint powers agreement among the seven counties of Northeast Minnesota.
Center for Independent Living of Northeastern Minnesota
The center provides independent living skills training, information and referral, and consumer and community advocacy services to people with disabilities.
Contact: Debbie Bowman at 218-283-5752 (w) or 218-324-0953 (cell).
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has several program representatives here, including:
The Minnesota WorkForce Center - International Falls has a Veterans Representative who provides job placement services to military veterans. They are available here by appointment only.
We administer summer and year-round employment programs geared to help young people (ages 14 through 21) enter "earn and learn" situations. Summer jobs provide a paycheck for eight weeks, and entry-level training in a variety of occupations at nonprofit, educational and other community-oriented work sites.
We provide a variety of services that help people with disabilities prepare for, find and keep employment and live as independently as possible.
Contact Darlene Karsnia at 218-283-3268.
Services are available to help people who are blind and visually impaired prepare for, find and keep employment and live as independently as possible. In addition, we offer a wide variety of communications services to individuals who are visually impaired.
Contact a Rehabilitation Counselor 218-262-6754 or TTY 218-263-2962.
If you are over 55 years of age, looking for a full or part-time job and are having difficulty approaching employers, we can help you identify your skills, offer tips on job seeking and interviewing, find unadvertised job opportunities, and recommend suitable training programs, if necessary. If you are a mature entrepreneur, we can help write business plans and market your products.
Our Dislocated Worker Program helps workers who have been laid off through no fault of their own prepare for and find new jobs.