News and Events
NORTHEAST MINNESOTA FALL 2020 VIRTUAL JOB/CAREER FAIR A SUCCESS!
“…We have participated in a lot of fairs and this one had by far the most interaction we have had.” ~ Katherine Stolp, Lake Superior College
Connecting employers and job seekers safely during a state of emergency is no easy task, but staff at the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training challenged themselves to do just that. On October 27, 28, and 29, over 900 job seekers connected virtually with 74 employers in Northeast Minnesota using a job fair platform. Read more
NEWS AND EVENTS FROM AROUND THE REGION
COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program now accepting applications!
The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. Local administrators will review applications from individuals and families requesting assistance, verify eligibility, and process payments for eligible expenses on behalf of households.
For complete details on who is eligible to apply and what costs are covered by the program, visit www.211unitedway.org. Interested applicants may also call 211 (Toll Free: 1.800.543.7709; Local: 651.291.0211) or text “MNRENT” to 898-211 to learn more. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here for flyer.
CareerForce virtual events:
To see what virtual events and online workshops such as Resume Writing, Career Exploration, New Leaf, and more are coming up click the following link: https://www.careerforcemn.com/events
Coursera courses available to all Minnesotans:
To find out about the more than 3,800 FREE courses available to help you update your skills you can register for Coursera here https://www.careerforcemn.com/coursera
Help From NEMOJT After Two Layoffs
News Release, July 22, 2020
Dave Panchyshyn, from Aitkin, was laid off after nearly 20 years at his job. His first call was to the NEMOJT Aitkin office who had helped him before. With some guidance from the career counselors, he started a new position earlier this month.
NEMOJT Offers Help for Career Changes
News Release, July 9, 2020
Mike Eisenbraun talks about his experience losing his job after 27 years. He contacted Kari at NEMOJT in Aitkin and enrolled in the Dislocated Worker program which allowed him to acquire some additional computer training and in turn become the Program Director for Aitkin County CARE.
Employer Help During Pandemic
News Release, June 29th, 2020
Joaquim Harris, Director of Human Resources at Northwood Children’s Services in Duluth, and Pat Kannas, District Manager/Area Supervisor for Domino’s in Virginia, explain how NEMOJT has helped them through the pandemic.
NEMOJT Career Counselors Provide Good Guidance
News Release, June 22, 2020
Meet Diane Anderson from Biwabik as she explains her experience working with NEMOJT and the Dislocated Worker program after being laid off from Blue Cross Blue Shield after 17 years.
Also, Destiny Eckdahl from Proctor tells of her success working with a NEMOJT Counselor and the Dislocated Worker program.