JANUARY 12, 2018
Announcements will be sent out to laid off Blandin workers regarding Dislocated Worker enrollment sessions. Please watch your mail for this information.
JANUARY 5, 2018
The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) now has office hours established at the Blandin Worksite from 9AM-11AM and 1PM-3PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Drop-ins are welcome! NEMOJT staff are available to answer your questions about programs and services.
From the desk of John Peterson, NEMOJT Grand Rapids:
"The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training has ramped up local efforts to serve employees affected by the recent downsizing at Blandin UPM. Several well attended informational meetings were held early in December to inform affected employees of the training, job search, relocation, unemployment, and related services available at no cost to them as a result of the downsizing. Individual follow up sessions continue onsite at Blandin and at the Grand Rapids Workforce Center. Several affected workers formed a steering committee to help shape and guide NEMOJT's efforts. Community leaders, recognizing the distress and tremendous economic impact of the layoffs, have also formed an advisory board seeking to rally local services and initiatives designed to assuage the discomforts and retain that very skilled labor pool."