Please register HERE to attend a session. Space is limited.

Please bring a copy of the following to your registration session:

▪ Driver’s License or State-issued photo ID ▪ Social Security Card/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 need them prior to completing your enrollment (state requirement).

A Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is required for all participants with less than a Bachelor’s Degree who wish to participate in any training. An interest assessment is required for all participants who wish to take any training regardless of grade level.


In addition to the Dislocated Worker Program, DJO-EMPI has been certified eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). An updated petition was submitted for the most recent layoffs. You will have received a certified letter in the mail if you are eligible. 

TAA is a federal program available to workers who lose their jobs as a result of increased foreign trade activity. Nelson Global Products has been certified TAA eligible. This means there are additional benefits available to you beyond the Dislocated Worker program, including relocation allowance, funding for training, extended unemployment benefits while enrolled in a TAA-approved training, a wage subsidy benefit for workers over 50, and on-the-job training. TAA will pay 100% of tuition, course fees, books, required supplies and equipment, transportation, and other items or services deemed necessary for the completion of an approved occupational skills training program. You must be enrolled in the Dislocated Worker program to access TAA benefits. Your Dislocated Worker program counselor will help you understand and apply for TAA benefits.

This is a lot of information; there are many benefits available to you, and it might feel a little overwhelming trying to understand them all. Your counselor is your partner through this transition and will help you every step of the way! You can call or email your counselor any time to ask questions or get clarification. They're here to help you. We've put a graphic together to help you understand how these programs work together.

For many of For many of us, experiencing a loss of income can cause a great deal of stress. How will I pay my bills? What if unemployment isn't enough to cover everything? What about health insurance? We are here to help! A portion of each grant is set aside for support services; we are the only provider with family service advocates, professionals whose sole focus is helping you with the financial, mental, and emotional side of job loss.


Our family service advocates have a close relationship with a MNsure Navigator and Brokers who can help you complete the MNsure application and select a plan that will work for you & your needs. These professionals hold regular sessions on-site with us during open enrollment, and come facilitate special sessions for our clients who need it outside of open enrollment.

We can assist those in need with rent or mortgage payments, utility bills, car payments or repairs, and more. As a participant in our program, you are also eligible for three free mental health counseling sessions, and financial counseling sessions as well. Our advocates have over 20 years of experience in social services, are respectful, and incredibly knowledgeable about other services you may be eligible for. Whatever your concern, Minnesota Job Partners is here to support you with a caring team of professionals.


Call us at (612) 676-3710 to learn more, or to sign up for our next REGISTRATION SESSION!


Former DJO Global 

EMPI Employees

A committee of impacted DJO-EMPI workers selected Minnesota Job Partners as the Dislocated Worker Program service provider for those impacted by this layoff. A special grant was established in December 2015 to assist you.

Former DJO employees affected by the additional layoffs in 2018 are also eligible for our program. Dislocated Worker Program benefits include: career counseling, résumé development, funding for training, job search workshops, support service funding, referrals for a variety of support services, and more.

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.


Minnesota Job Partners is the career services division of the Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau.
We are an equal opportunity employer/program provider.