WELCOME FORMER SEAGATE EMPLOYEES
We recognize this is a very difficult time for employees of Seagate Technology. 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.
Minnesota Job Partners has been selected by a committee of impacted Seagate employees to provide Dislocated Worker Program services to those impacted by the layoffs at Seagate. 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.
We want to extend a warm welcome to those who have been affected by the layoffs at Seagate. 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!
THE FIRST STEP - ENROLLMENT
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 the state-required paperwork, with the facilitator walking you through every form & answering any questions you may have.
After attending an enrollment session, you will have the opportunity to sign up for your first counselor meeting at one of our locations, or a library or community center near you. 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.
We have secured space at the Hennepin County Library in Edina for group registration sessions on Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18. Additionally, we have scheduled registration sessions at our Minneapolis office on Wednesday, April 19, Wednesday, May 3, and Wednesday, May 17. We will plan more sessions for dates and locations convenient for you. Register for existing sessions here.
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Your counselor and our Résumé Specialist can help you polish your résumé, and we offer an excellent résumé development workshop for you to learn valuable development skills yourself. If you need immeidate résumé assistance or are looking to jump start the process, you can download one of our sample résumés to help you get started. Click on the images below to open downloadable Word documents of the samples; you can fill them in with your information and success stories before meeting with your counselor.
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SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERS
1776: number of people we have served since 3/29/15
1100: number of participants who have enrolled in training funded through our program
89.5%: successful exit rate (state's goal = 86%)
101%: wage replacement rate (state's goal = 80%)
A recent participant after an 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 com- puter 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 suc- ceed 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."