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Workforce Development

Job Seekers

The Workforce has an array of tools and services that can help save you time and money!

3 things the Duluth Workforce Center can do for Job Seekers


1. Connections to local employers

The State Job Bank connects Job Seekers to employers seeking qualified candidates.  Job Club, hiring events, and the annual Northland Career Fair also provide great opportunities for connecting with employers.


2. Resources and Workshops

Meet with a job counselor to review your resume or practice mock interviews to develop your skills and prepare you to get the job you want.  Utilize the resource room to conduct job search activities; dedicated staff are available to provide assistance or answer any questions you may have.

Workforce Center Workshops provide an array of options to support your job search, help you learn new skills, and connect you with employers.

  • Job Club is a great place to find solidarity in your job search process


3. Funding opportunities for training and education

(Scholarships based on eligibility and availability of funding)

  • Funding for skill enhancement or to acquire new skills to obtain a job in a growing industry
  • Possible funding to continue or start schooling
  • Funding for works clothes, bus passes, and gas cards to facilitate your journey through one of our programs! (Youth Program, Adults, Older Workers, Dislocated Workers)


To inquire about any of the services listed above please contact the Workforce Center. Contact information is on the right sidebar.


 Online Resources

Online Tools for building your resume, finding jobs, and keeping healthy while doing it.

Career Exploration Sites

  • Brainfuse JobNow- Provides support at every stage of the job search, free of cost. All you need is your library card.
  • CareerOneStop- Explore careers, find training and conduct job search.
  • My Skills My Future- Tell us about a job you've had, we'll find careers with similar skills for you to explore
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook-The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations


Workshop Calendar- Free Workshops geared towards job seekers and employers

Tips for Job Seekers

Career Assessment Sites

  • ONET Center Assessments-A family of self-assessment career exploration tools that can help clients discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. Clients identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to themselves. They can use their interest results to explore the world of work
  • WITC Career Interest Questionnaire- Participate in this 10 minute questionnaire about your interests to help identify which clusters (career areas) might be the best fit for you. Based on activities you enjoy, your personal qualities and school subjects you like, the questionnaire ranks the career clusters you may find most fulfilling

 Job Search Advice/Training Sites

Job Banks

An internet-based self-service system where job seekers and employers can find each other. Registration is encouraged because it allows full access to all the features of the system.
This is where talented individuals can be matched with careers that fit their interests and goals. It’s the place where employers can instantly locate talent that is a great match for their latest openings.
The League of Minnesota Cities has a good list of openings in municipalities around Minnesota.

Veteran Sites

Government Pages



Elena Foshay
Workforce Center
402 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802


WorkForce Center      (218) 302-8400

Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM



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