Enroll in a Registration Session through our calendar or by calling (612) 676-3710.
Please bring the following to your session:
Layoff letter * Driver's License or State-issued photo ID * Social Security Card or W2 * DD214 (if veteran)
If you don't have all of these items on hand, don't worry! You can bring them to your first meeting with your counselor, but we will need them prior to completing your enrollment (this is a state requirement).
Minnesota Job Partners was selected in May 2017 by a committee of former Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) employees to provide Dislocated Worker Program services to those impacted by the layoffs at BCBS. This program of benefits is free, and provides you with opportunities for training, career counseling, résumé assistance, financial support, and more. State and federal funding make this program possible.
Our services are still open to anyone still affected by a BCBS layoff; we want to extend a warm welcome to you. Job loss can be stressful when your future is uncertain. Minnesota Job Partners employs a team of experts who can help you confidently step into your bright future. All of us here at MJP look forward to working with you through this transition. Our LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts offer additional avenues for you to receive up-to-date information from our agency. MJP also recently created a Pinterest account to share helpful job search articles with our participants.
Call us at (612) 676-3710 to learn more, or to sign up for our next REGISTRATION SESSION!
Former Blue Cross Blue Shield Employees
We recognize it has been a very difficult year for hundreds of employees at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Our thoughts are with you. There are services available to those who are losing their jobs, free of charge, to help you through this transition, including the Dislocated Worker Program and outplacement services through Human Capital Partners.
We will be here as long as you need; we are committed to supporting you.
Enrollment: The First Step
Participation in our program begins with attending a registration session. These sessions are facilitated by friendly, experienced staff who will begin by explaining the Dislocated Worker Program to you. Next, you will complete your application, with the facilitator walking you through the paperwork & answering any questions you may have.
After attending an enrollment session, you will be contacted by your counselor to arrange a one-on-one session at our offices. In this meeting with your counselor, you will establish a relationship and share your story. This meeting is all about YOU: your education, your work history, your family, health, finances - you want to give your counselor your full history so they can best help you determine a plan to achieve your goals. At the completion of this meeting, you are enrolled & can start taking advantage of our program's benefits!
After meeting with your counselor, you will start working on your action steps - the items in your individual employment plan (IEP) that require your attention. Training, résumé assistance, workshops, interview preparation, and financial support are just a few features we can assist you with. You and your counselor will monitor your progress toward reaching your goals, and adjust your IEP as necessary.
Success By The Numbers
A former participant after a recent interview & job offer:
“They were so very impressed with all the efforts I had gone through to keep up in the industry with my conference attendance and to enhance & grow my computer skills as a designer. I CANNOT thank you and Minnesota Job Partners enough for the priceless offerings you have given me. You completely gave me an edge above the rest and I will be much more successful in this job because of it...You really have a SOLID program that honestly has meant so much to me (and so many others.) At a rough time when it was a struggle to get on my feet, I feel I had an organization and the government behind me that wanted me to succeed and offered me the financial, people and tangible resources to build my confidence and keep me relevant. And it showed in my interviews! I am really grateful for my job and it is a great new home."
Successful Exit Rate: 85%
Participants earned 99.2% of their previous wage
769 Individuals have earned at least one credential (with 277 additional credentials still in progress)