• Building Tomorrow's Workforce

    Building Tomorrow's Workforce

    CareerForce (formerly Minnesota WorkForce Centers) celebrated its rebranding from Sept. 16 to 20 at locations statewide. As Minnesota’s career development and talent matching resource, it brings together multiple partners under the single unified CareerForce brand. In Blaine, CareerForce hosted an open house that showcased its innovative services through a seminar for employers, exhibitor resource areas and a hiring event.

    Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove wrote in the DEED Developments blog: “The public rollout of CareerForce marks the beginning of a recommitment to enhanced employer service throughout Minnesota, a pledge to put equity at the center of all efforts and a renewed focus on meeting employers and career seekers where they are and provide them with the tailored services they need.”

    “The new website connects employers more easily with resources they need to address their talent acquisition and retention challenges,” said Nicole Swanson, a director at CareerForce in Blaine. “It allows them to reach a wider group of career seekers, which is important in this tight labor market.”

    Employers can get more support than ever before using CareerForceMN.com. 

    A wealth of information for attracting, developing and retaining talent is featured on the website. Connect with workforce experts, get information on your local labor market, and hire from untapped populations. Find resources for employing youth, veterans and underserved individuals to help you meet your hiring goals.

    As an employer with a CareerForceMN.com account, you can build a profile page for your business or organization that will be part of a searchable employer list. Your organization’s mission, values, products and career opportunities can be included in the profile. With that information, K-12 schools, non-profit organizations that serve career seekers, parents, and youth can more readily access information about your company and career opportunities.

    In addition, the website makes it simple learn about industry trends; and get unemployment, up-to-date statewide and regional labor force information. Labor market information can be customized for you. Check out this tip sheet and watch a how-to video for more details.

    Minnesota job postings are updated daily on the website. If you wish to show your company’s job postings on CareerForceMN.com, you can do that by registering as an employer at MinnesotaWorks.net or requesting to have the career page on your organization’s website indexed by the National Labor Exchange.

    You can get further help for recruiting at CareerForceMN.com by searching and contacting a CareerForce location, or connecting with the regional CareerForce team.

    Other benefits to employers include the ability to:
    • See blog posts and news related to your industry and in your region of Minnesota
    • Get tips for attracting, retaining and developing employees
    • Access regularly updated diversity in the workplace resources

    To take advantage of these services, check out the new website and sign up for an account at CareerForceMN.com.

    For more information about CareerForce resources and services in Blaine, call 763-324-2300.

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