Whether you’re in the preparation stage, actively searching for a new job, or researching career options, you need access to the right information, equipment and guidance.
Every WorkForce Center provides those essentials in professional, business-like setting that helps you work easily and effectively.
Our knowledgeable staff is ready to guide you through all steps of job search and career planning. We’re happy to:
A wide variety of computer software is available for your use, including programs to help with career planning, computer skills development, and effective Internet job searches.
In addition, we provide free email accounts and Internet access to all job seekers. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find.
Word-Processing and Resume Tools
Career Exploration Tools
At every WorkForce Center, you’ll have access to office equipment that is crucial for every job search, including:
We offer a wide variety of books and directories to help with job hunting and career planning.
You’ll find a slightly different mix of materials in each individual WorkForce Center, based on unique local needs. However, every center carries a selection of books and other publications that cover the following subject areas:
We offer assistive technology to help customers with disabilities better use our services and resources.
All WorkForce Centers are equipped with computer software and equipment to help people who are blind, visually impaired, or have other physical impairments to use computer programs, Web sites, and read printed materials.
For telephone use, 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.
Available assistive technology includes:
The National Career Readiness Certificate is a credential that helps you stand out in a competitive job market by showing employers that you have the skills and motivation they're seeking.
The exam highlights your strongest, most marketable skills. It also identifies areas of improvement that would make you a stronger candidate with potential employers. See the list of Minnesota employers that recognize the credential.
The NCRC™ assessments are offered at no charge at select Minnesota WorkForce Centers. See the schedule of workshops offered statewide.