CareerForce in Cottage Grove
13000 Ravine Parkway South
With over 50 CareerForce locations throughout the state, you’re sure to find one that fits your career development or talent matching needs. CareerForce is committed to helping:
- Individuals start, advance or change their career
- Employers attract, develop and retain talent, and
- Minnesota thrive economically
As a collaborative group of private, public and nonprofit partners, we offer an impressive range of innovative services, including one-on-one guidance, training, networking, labor market information and much more. We are a rich resource for anyone, from any walk of life, at any career or recruitment stage.
Programs and Services
Remaining connected to workers who are recovering from illn…
MN RETAIN is a program to shorten needless time away from work for employees who have a medical condition that limits their ability to do their jobs.
Stay connected to work after illness or injury
If you have an injury or illness that is affecting your ability to work, Minnesota’s RETAIN program is here to assist you.
Opening doors to construction careers
You may have a unique opportunity for a good-paying career in the highway construction industry.
Hiring tax incentives
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) allows for-profit employers of any size to reduce their federal tax liability by up to $9,600 per new hire by hiring people who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
Help hiring foreign workers
Organizations that wish to hire foreign workers because US workers cannot be found to fill necessary positions may apply for a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
CareerForce services include guidance for hiring:
Workforce strategy solutions
Today’s dynamic business and labor environment requires employers to have the right resources and tools to recruit, develop and retain talent.
Help before, during and after layoffs
If your organization is considering layoffs, contact us as soon as possible. We want to learn about the situation and how we may be able to help, explore whether layoffs can be avoided and explain the services we can provide to affected employees.
Get on a rewarding path to career success
We want you to be successful finding a meaningful career and securing long-term family-sustaining wages.
Our services are tailored to meet your specific needs, including:
Veterans Employment Services
You proudly served our country, and now we’re proud to serve you.
State Services for the Blind
State Services for the Blind (SSB) is headquartered in St. Paul, with 11 satellite offices around the state. If you have a significant vision loss that makes it hard for you to get and keep a job, we can help.
The next step for your next career
Some businesses close their doors. Others need to let their talent go for various reasons. When that happens, we’re often the first on the scene.
Jump-start your first career
We all start somewhere. And we all have a better chance of success with the right support. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 24 and want to gain work experience—or need help finishing your education—CareerForce is your first stop.
Increase your talent connection support
Your talent search will be more successful with an expansive support system. It’ll go further with the help of experienced professionals committed to your recruitment and retention goals.
Widen your career support circle
Your career search will be more successful with an expansive support circle. It’ll go further with the help of experienced professionals committed to your career goals, dreams and needs.