About Workforce Development, Inc.

Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) is a private, nonprofit agency dedicated to developing and advancing the workforce of Southeast Minnesota through career pathways and more. With ten area offices throughout the region, WDI assists thousands of individuals each year with career planning, skills and job training, and many other FREE services. WDI works with every population in the region from youth to adult to dislocated workers and employers. Particular focus is dedicated to working with communities and individuals who face multiple barriers to meaningful and living-wage employment.

WDI provides many different services and connects individuals with other relevant services and resources in Southeast Minnesota. Each individual and industry is unique; that’s why WDI takes the time to understand and work with each person and their situation.

In fact, individual attention is the hallmark of WDI’s service. It’s also why WDI’s programs and career pathway opportunities have been so successful. WDI consistently posts a return on investment (ROI) of over 500%. For every $1 we invest in clients, we give $5 back to the community in taxes paid and welfare savings generated. Beyond the dollars and cents, we enact real change in the lives of our clients: steady work, new skills learned, and a pride in their employment.

Find and stop by the WDI location nearest you today. We’d love to work together to get you where you want to be.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and advance the workforce of Southeast Minnesota.

Our Vision

Our vision is to develop and advance the workforce of Southeast Minnesota by acting as:

• The champion for workers;
• The convening agent to bring workforce partners together to resolve workforce issues;
• The change agent to promote innovative and creative workforce system solutions; and
• The accountability agent to measure and manage the area’s workforce development system.

Our Core Values

We are a client-focused, action-oriented team of professionals dedicated to the principles of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Education, and Community. To meet with one of our Career Planners about career pathways and other services, contact us today!

Our Leadership Team

Our Partners


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