Program Information

Minnesota Job Partners is a top performing certified provider of Dislocated Worker Program Services in the state of Minnesota. The Dislocated Worker Program is a state-wide program that offers a range of services to workers laid off through no fault of their own (or have been notified from their employer that a layoff is coming) and who are eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits. A worker must meet both requirements to enroll in the program. There is no program fee for individuals or charges to employers for any services. The government provides a grant to fund the services administered through the Dislocated Worker Program.

The goal of the Dislocated Worker Program is for workers to find suitable employment at comparable wages with minimal disruption to their lives.

The Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development oversees the Dislocated Worker Program. To learn more visit their website

Monthly Workshops

We offer the workshops listed below either on a monthly or bi-monthly basis at our Minneapolis and Plymouth locations. See our calendar for dates, times, locations, and easy online registration. Your counselor can provide you with the password to view and register for events.

Entrepreneurial Resources

The Dislocated Worker Program isn't only for those seeking traditional employment. We can support you during your business launch or growth if you decide now is the time to make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality! 

Getting Started

Program participation begins with attending an enrollment session to learn more about the program and complete the necessary paperwork. The next step is meeting one-on-one with your counselor. With the help of your counselor, you will define an employment goal and develop an action plan to get you there. We can help you with job search activities, résumé writing, interview practice, and getting the training you need to become re-employed. We offer valuable monthly workshops on a range of job search topics, and often hold special events to present in-depth information on specific topics that are relevant to today's job search.


Your counselor will work with you every step of the way, providing knowledgeable assistance, encouragement, and caring support through your transition.


Layoffs are difficult; you don't have to go through it alone. Our most important partner is YOU!


Call (612) 676-3710 to speak with an enrollment specialist about your next steps.


Tips for Employers

One of the hardest parts of managing a business is laying off staff.

If you have to make the difficult decision to reduce your workforce, we can help you help your employees.

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