PRESS RELEASE: Bridges to Healthcare receives Employment and Training Funds for the Southeast Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Workforce Development, Inc., an independent, non-profit agency serving the needs of job seekers and employers in Southeast Minnesota, was recently awarded a direct appropriation for the Bridges to Healthcare program in the total amount of $1.5 million...

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PRESS RELEASE: People of Color and Women are Encouraged to Enroll in New Trades Readiness Training program

Media ContactsEmily Wessing                                                                Julie BrockExecutive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator                   Project Manager507-252-6524 |                           507-421-6487 | .   TAGS: @BloombergDotOrg and #MayorsChallenge, #rochmn People of Color and Women are Encouraged to Enroll inNew Trades Readiness Training Program August 10,...

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Career-Focused Moving: A Guide for a Smooth Transition

Guest Contributor: Sarah Velasquez Moving for work can be an exhilarating yet intimidating experience. However, you can manage the stress, costs, and time involved with careful planning and organization. This guide offers a strategic blueprint to help streamline your impending...

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Disabled-Owned Start-Ups Are on the Rise

People with disabilities are discovering a bright future for themselves with entrepreneurship. When self-employment means working from their home, a controlled environment already in place, it’s easy to see why the trend in business ownership among those with disabilities is...

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WDI Success Story: May

Please tell us your story; what brought you to the Bridges to Careers program? I came to the United States wanting to improve my English and start a new career. I started to take classes at Hawthorne to improve my...

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The WDI Connection Newsletter – Q1 2022

Read The WDI Connection Newsletter - Q1 2022 here.

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PRESS RELEASE: Best Places to Work 2022 Applications Now Open!

Welcome to the Best Places to Work 2022 process! For the TWELFTH year in a row, Workforce Development, Inc. has connected with Personnel Dynamics Consulting, Inc. of Florida to bring the nationally-recognized “Best Places To Work” program to Southeast Minnesota!...

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Local Workforce Development Center Back in Full Force

By ANNIE GRANLUND / Owatonna Peoples Press / / / Dec 7, 2021 It has been more than three years since Owatonna has had a local workforce development office, making it difficult to connect people who are unemployed...

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WDI Success Story: Kelli

Kelli has been a client of Workforce Development, Inc. since 2015. She has been using county benefits while working on applying for social security disability. Over the years she has attempted to work several jobs, but was never able to...

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WDI Success Story: From COVID to CLIMB: A Self-Employment Success Story

Tracy Bjerke of Owatonna had been working as a registered dietician at Hy-Vee when she was laid off in early 2020 at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tracy had been working at Hy-Vee for a little over 7 years...

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