Across the CareerForce system, we are focused on reaching out to those who need us most – from staff and other resources at local libraries to taking part in events out in the community.
For example, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) CareerForce Division, along with DEED’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services, which serves Minnesotans with disabilities as well as State Services for the Blind, have dramatically changed our service model over the past year. We are focusing more than ever on proactive outreach and meeting people in places that make sense for them. In many cases this means meeting people out in the community at places like libraries, community centers and other places they already visit, as well as at events like food distributions and resource fairs.
CareerForce Corners are now in more than 50 libraries around Minnesota, with more coming on board regularly. CareerForce has a collaborative relationship with nearly 150 local housing agencies, shelters, food shelves, adult education locations, schools and other community- based organizations around the state – and we’re planning to grow our reach in the years to come.
Throughout this week, we'll share stories from CareerForce staff and partners across the state about how they are reaching out to those who need us most.
Have an idea where CareerForce could make a difference in your community? Please send us your suggestions at CareerForce@state.mn.us.