Welcome Gannett Publishing Participants
We want to extend a warm welcome to those who will be affected by the layoffs at Gannett Publishing. Minnesota Job Partners has been selected by your colleagues to provide Dislocated Worker Program services to you. This is a free program for individuals who have been laid off through no fault of their own. The goal of the program is to help you get a job as soon as possible.
MN Job Partners has created this page to introduce ourselves and share important information with you during the beginning phase of the Dislocated Worker Program grant. All of us here at MJP look forward to working with you through this transition. Our LinkedIn and Facebook pages 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.
Losing your job can be a challenging and stressful life event; MN Job Partners provides a program of important benefits to assist you during your transition. Whether you are looking to stay in the same career, or shift gears and reinvent yourself, we can help! With résumé assistance, vocational counseling, valuable workshops, funds for training, and support services, we will help move you from layoff to job search to happily employed! Read on for more details.
The first step to enroll with us is to attend an enrollment session. Our warm, professional staff members who facilitate registration sessions make the process as easy and informative as possible, detailing program benefits and answering your questions. They will walk you through the state-required paperwork and explain everything you need in order to complete your enrollment with us.
To enroll in one of these sessions, please contact us:
OR (763) 253-9138
The following identifying documents are required for program participation:
Driver's License or state-issued photo ID AND
Social Security Card or W2 AND
Birth Certificate or Passport AND
DD214 (if veteran)
The second step to enrollment is meeting one on one with your vocational counselor. Your counselor will work with you every step of the way until you are re-employed. We call this first meeting the Individual Employment Plan (IEP) meeting. You will talk with your counselor about your work history, educational background, family, health, finances, and your goals for the future. You will determine an employment goal and action steps to reach that goal. When you leave your first meeting, you will have concrete steps to take - from research to résumé development to networking - to start you on the path to your next great job.
Upcoming Workshops Just For You!
Each month, MN Job Partners offers a range of workshops on various job search topics to make sure you get the information you need, when you need it. We often hold special day-long events for our participants with popular local experts like Amy Lindgren, Tamerin Horstman, Mike Powers, and Catherine Byers Breet.
We offer webinars as a supplement to our monthly offerings so you can learn from the comfort of your own home. These easy-to-access programs take advantage of the latest technology to bring subject matter experts right to your door.
One of our best features is our ability to be flexible in getting you the services you need. We often hold special workshops on topics of interest to our participants. If there's something you don't see offered but you'd love to know more about, let us know! We are able to quickly plan great events our participants love!