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Former Gerdau Employees

The MN Job Partners Team recognizes that this may be a challenging and complicated time for those impacted by the layoffs at Gerdau. 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.


We will be here as long as you need; we are committed to supporting you.

Where do I start?
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Who we are

Minnesota Job Partners has been selected by a committee of Gerdau employees to provide Dislocated Worker Program services to those impacted by the layoffs. 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.


Call us at (612) 676-3710 to learn more!

Once your enrollment is complete, you will have access to all of our program's free-to-use benefits:


Career Counseling

Résumé Assistance


Job Opportunities

Financial Support

How to enroll

Please attend one of these Orientation Sessions to learn about the program benefits and enroll:






Join us in the North Training Room. Each 90-minute session is limited to 10 participants. Workers will be paid for their time.

Please prepare the following documents for your session:

  • Driver’s License or State-issued photo ID

  • Social Security Card/W2

  • DD214 (if veteran)

  • Layoff Letter

We have a secure portal where you can upload them.

Thursday, June 25

  • 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

  • 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

  • 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

  • 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Friday, June 26

  • 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

  • 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

  • 12:30 to 2 p.m.

  • 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.


Participation in our program begins with attending a registration session. These sessions are facilitated by friendly, experienced staff who will begin by explaining what the Dislocated Worker Program is and how it works. Next, you will complete your application, with the facilitator walking you through the paperwork & answering any important questions you may have for us.


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; 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.


Once you have attended a registration session, provided all required documentation, and met with your counselor, you are officially enrolled and can begin taking advantage of all of the benefits our program has to offer: Career Counseling, Résumé Development, Job Search Assistance, Interview Preparation, Funding for Training, Financial Support, and Job Search Workshops!

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Our job development expert has matched qualified workers with motivated employers for 25 years. She has relationships with people who hire for top companies like 3M, UPS, Honeywell, Kemps, Pentair – and many more.

We know the manufacturing industry. We’re recognized as a talent pipeline for positions at Minnesota’s top foundries where job growth is likely to occur: Metal Matic, Olympic Steel, Pier Foundry, Prospect Foundry, Smith Foundry, and Spectro Alloys.


We also know companies where unions guarantee family-sustaining wages and benefits, as well as the protection of a contract and the ability negotiate a fair return on your work.  


Contact your career counselor for specific job postings that meet your employment goals.

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