The mission of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is to eliminate barriers
to work and independence. Together, we prepare people for work.

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Employment services

Employment services to help people work

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota's main programs provide employment services specifically designed for people with disabilities, disadvantages or other barriers to work. Through training, individuals gain the skills, attitudes and work behaviors needed to assist them in finding and keeping employment. Service delivery is a wrap-around approach, taking into consideration the individual's needs, including those that affect their ability to obtain and maintain employment. We also offer services to support individuals to advance in their careers after job placement.

Vocational assessment helps individuals identify strengths and interests to determine their goals for employment and education.

Employment Training & Education courses provide participants employment training through industry-specific, hands-on work experience and classroom instruction.

Transitional employment programs train participants in the skills needed to gain and maintain employment.

Job development and placement services assists individuals in finding and maintaining employment and advancing in their careers. 

Job coaching and follow-up services are provided as needed to assist individuals in succeeding in their workplace.

On-going support services available to enrolled participants:

  • Job support services include computer labs, English language learning classes, typing classes and other optional services that help ensure the success of our job candidate participants.

  • Family strengthening services, such as support groups and parenting classes.

  • Community resources staff members connect participants to other community organizations as needed to help them solve common problems that can become barriers to work, such as child care, work clothing or transportation.

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