Dakota-Scott Workforce Services provides employment and training programs, WIOA Dislocated Worker Program and the WIOA General Employment & Training Program, serving Dakota and Scott Counties.
Our Dislocated Worker Program services are designed to help workers who have been laid off get back to work as quickly as possible. If you're a worker who has been laid off (or notified that a layoff is coming) through no fault of your own, we offer services at no cost that focus on preparing you to find a suitable new job.
Our General Employment & Training Program services are designed to help those with significant barriers get back to work as quickly as possible. Barriers could include low income, those receiving public assistance, long-term unemployed/under-employed, ex-felons and homeless individuals.
If you are eligible for Dislocated Worker or General Employment & Training Program services, you may receive:
- Career planning and counseling
- Counselor-approved training
- Job search and placement services
- Limited funds for support services
For more information join us for one of our Dislocated Worker On-line Information Sessions on Wednesdays at 10:00am. To register, click here. Information for both programs is provided during these sessions.
You do not have to be a Dakota County resident to participate in the Dakota County Dislocated Worker or General Employment & Training Programs.
To apply to the Dakota County Dislocated Worker Program or General Employment & Training Program, print out and complete the application packet as thoroughly as possible and submit it with all of the additional required documentation listed on the checklist (page 1).
Once the application packet is completed and documentation gathered you may submit your complete application by one of the follow methods (addresses below):
- Mail it to either the Burnsville or West St Paul CareerForce location
- Drop it off at the West St Paul CareerForce location
- E-mail it to the Burnsville CareerForce location at CareerForce.Burnsville@state.mn.us Due to our current circumstances we will accept applications via e-mail.
If you wish to apply to the Scott County Dislocated Worker Program or General Employment & Training Program please call the Shakopee CareerForce location at 952-496-8686.