We recognize it has been a very difficult year for thousands of employees at Target HQ. 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 and Right Management outplacement services. 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 former Target employees to provide Dislocated Worker Program services to those impacted by the layoffs at Target. 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 Target. 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!



Some former Target employees have been determined to be eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) - a federal program offering additional benefits to those who have lost their jobs in trade-related layoffs.

If you are TAA eligible, you will receive a certified letter in the mail informing you of these benefits and inviting you to attend an information session. If you're not sure if you are eligible, talk with your counselor or call (612) 676-3710 and we can check on your behalf.

TAA provides benefits beyond what is available through the Dislocated Worker Program: up to 2 years of training (full tuition, books, and parking on approved plans), extended unemployment insurance benefits while attending training, wage reimbursement for workers over 50 years of age making less than $50,000/year (up to $10,000!), and more.

You can read about benefits on DEED's TAA webpage. We strongly encourage you to attend an information session to learn more about these benefits.

In order to be eligible, individuals must be unemployed or working in unsuitable employment (as defined by the federal TAA program).



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 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.



823: number of your peers who have enrolled with us since 2/15/15 

648: number of participants who have enrolled in training funded through our program

97%: successful exit rate (state's goal = 86%)

102%: wage replacement rate (state's goal = 80%)


A former Target participant after a recent 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."


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