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What are some services provided by the Minnesota Workforce Center?

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Minnesota Workforce Centers provide job search training, computer skills training, resume and cover letter assistance, and mock interview practice. The centers also provide job placement with businesses, individual career counseling, and access to computers, the Internet, printers, fax machines and telephones. All services are free of cost. Minnesota Workforce Centers also have technology options for individuals with disabilities. The centers give information on and referrals to other community support services, job training programs, education and financial aid.

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Minnesota Workforce Center programs are targeted for dislocated workers, low-income adults, disadvantaged youth, welfare-to-work participants and low-income seniors. However, any person who lives in Minnesota can use their services. There are 48 workforce centers throughout Minnesota, as of 2015.

The centers offer many different classes and workshops. "New Leaf" is a workshop designed for job seekers who must address a criminal record in their job search. "Career Exploration" is a workshop that allows participants to take several assessments to find matching career options. In "Networking Group," job seekers discuss networking, job search techniques, job interviewing and other related topics.

The centers also have services geared specifically for veterans, such as a veterans networking group, a veterans job club and reintegration training. A full list of programs is available at mn.gov. Visually impaired individuals can call 1-888-438-5627 to speak to a MWC representative.

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