The Northern Service Center and other Dakota County buildings are
currently closed due to precautions related to the COVID-19 virus.
If you are experiencing unemployment, you may be eligible for the
Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program. Dakota County is accepting applications to our
Dislocated Worker Programs, which can be mailed to:
CareerForce – West St Paul
1 Mendota Road W, Suite 170
West St. Paul, MN 55118
CareerForce Centers are more than just a place for those looking for work. It’s a place for businesses looking to hire, too.
There’s a multitude of information available through the area CareerForce Centers.
Business of the Day: Get a booth at any of the CareerForce Centers to meet potential candidates. It’s a no-cost opportunity to meet with job seekers face-to-face. Email
email@example.com for more information.
Minnesota Job Bank: A free online resource to post jobs and search resumes.
Applicant referral: Have qualified applicants referred to you by the the CareerForce Center network of counselors and staff.
Specialized hiring: CareerForce Center staff work with veterans, disabled individuals and many others.
Job fairs: The annual Get Jobs job fair typically attracts more than 2,000 job seekers. And there are more job fair opportunities throughout the year.
CareerForce Centers can help connect you with resources for your training needs including:
- MN JobSkills Training Grant Program
- GED/Literacy/Adult-based education – English Language Training
- Incumbent worker training programs
- Customized/industry-specific training
- Entrepreneurial training
- Computer training
Labor Market Information
Get information on economic data and trends, skill of the available workforce, and wage and salary information by area.
CareerForce Centers have resources for entrepreneurs as well as connections to the Small Business Administration and Small Business Development Centers.
Get information on downsizing and layoff assistance, tax credits and bonding.
For more information on any of these resources, contact Mark Jacobs at