Workforce Preparation Resources


2022 Workforce Development Forum Recordings

2021 Workforce Development Forum Recordings

Essential Skills Video Library

Here at WDI, we’re ready to meet you where you’re at. Our WDI Essential Skills Video Series helps job seekers brush up virtually on the skills that matter, from our team of expert Career Planners. Enjoy bite-sized learning modules on the following topics:

Targeted Jobs

Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) offers a list of Targeted Jobs that contains information about occupations, their median annual wages, their educational requirements, and any site-based training opportunities available for them. We use this list to help guide our workforce preparation efforts across Southeast Minnesota. Job seekers can find employment opportunities that are in demand and meet their background and goals.

The list includes high-growth, high-demand jobs that pay a median wage of at least $11 per hour or have the career advancement potential to make such wages. Contact the nearest WDI office to meet one-on-one with a Career Planner and learn more about opportunities in Southeast Minnesota.

Targeted Jobs – Alpha – 2020-2022

Targeted Jobs – Sector – 2020-2022

The Targeted Jobs list is updated every two years. We use local labor information and in-the-field knowledge from area employers and private industry members of the Workforce Development Board to create the list.

Labor Market Information

You can find links to labor market information below. WDI also possesses a wealth of local labor market information. Take advantage of our workforce resources and knowledge to find a new career or direct recruitment efforts for your business. Click on the links below for more resources.

Career Pathways Infographics




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