Employment Services

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota opens doors that may have appeared closed to help unlock the potential in each person we serve.

Career navigation helps individuals enroll in training, find work and prepare for higher levels of future education and employment.

Reentry Program

Supporting second chances, reentry works 1-1 with individuals exiting incarceration to connect them to resources that help stabilize their lives and avoid a return to prison.

  • Enroll at no cost; support stipends may also be available to eligible, referred participants.
  • Receive career navigation, mentoring, advocacy and financial literacy services through 1-1 case management.
  • Connect to mental/chemical wellness services and legal aid partners in the area.

Program Benefits

  • NO COST to eligible participants
  • Stipends may be available for qualifying individuals to help with expenses
  • 1:1 case management and career navigation
  • Computer skills training
  • Employer relationships and education
  • Financial literacy
  • Legal assistance
  • Mentoring group
  • Resume and cover letter assistance
  • Transportation support
  • Work clothing assistance

Contact the reentry team at 651-255-4920.

Dislocated Worker Program

Many people in our community are experiencing job loss. You are not alone. Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is here to help with our Dislocated Worker program.

We can assist anyone in Minnesota with the following services.

  • Career counseling and assessments to help determine your career path
  • Resume assistance, interview preparation and access to networking groups
  • Assistance with job searching across occupations and levels of experience
  • Funding and help with career certifications and training programs

Eligibility

  • Receiving or eligible for unemployment insurance
  • Laid off

We’re keeping safety a priority and meet with job seekers remotely via phone, email and video conferencing. The Dislocated Worker program has no cost and can be tailored to meet individual needs.

To get started, call 612-286-8601 or complete this form.

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Minneapolis Works

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, in partnership with Minneapolis Employment and Training (MET), provides Minneapolis job seekers with individualized career guidance and job search services.

Services offered

  • Resume and application assistance
  • Job leads and employer events
  • Interviewing skills and practice
  • Transportation assistance
  • Ongoing career support after securing employment

Eligibility

  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Minneapolis
  • Looking for full-time employment opportunities (30+ hours/week)

Contact a career navigator for questions at 612-286-8601.

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Career and Job Support

Personalized, flexible job placement services are the heart of GESMN’s mission; we work closely with job seekers and employers to connect people to a career.

  • Explore goals, strengths, and interests and plan for a career.
  • Prepare for interviews and build personal skills in employment & career readiness trainings.
  • Shadow a professionals or try-out job.
  • Receive ongoing job support from experienced staff to ensure success.

For information, contact:
Twin CitiesAndrea West
Mankato and Willmar/Hutchinson - Shelly Bormann
St. Cloud/Elk River - Julie Danda