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SUMMER MINI SERIES – CAREER FAIR

Join us for the SUMMER MINI SERIES CAREER FAIR being held at the Carlton County Public Health Building, CareerForce, 14 North 11th Street, Cloquet, MN. This is an OUTSIDE event held on the following dates:  May 23rd, June 27th, July 25th, August 22, and September 26th.

EMPLOYER LIST (so far) FOR MAY 23rd:  Aftenro Home, AHL HealthCare Group, Big Sandy Lodge & Resort, Carpenters Training Institute, Duluth Public Schools, Dungarvin, Inter-Faith Care Center, Mediacom Communications Corp., Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, NorthStar Community Services, Peace of Mind of Duluth, Trillium, Upper Lakes Foods.  There is room for 12 employers at each event. Employers can register here: Summer Mini Series Employer Registration

JET WELCOMES ASHLEY DIETZ AS CAREER COUNSELOR

Ashley Dietz was hired to fill a role as a Career Counselor serving MFIP clients in JET’s Hibbing, MN, office. Ashley, who has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bemidji State University, says that she has spent most of her working life in various early childhood education settings.

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Ashley Dietz photo

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Spring Career Fair 2024

The Spring Career Fair 2024 is being held on April 16th, from 10am – 4pm. at Black Bear Casino Resort, Otter Creek Even Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover career possibilities and connect with local employers! All are welcome!

Click here for a list of attending employers.

Sprint Career Fair 2024 flyer

ATTENTION Dislocated Workers!!

If you need help paying for training and have been on unemployment anytime in the past year, please contact JET to see if you qualify for our services.

If you have lost your job because of company downsizing, buyouts, or layoff, your top priority is finding a new job. Our agency has funding to assist Dislocated Workers with tuition for training, obtaining skills credential or licensure, and job search expenses. Contact us TODAY at the JET office location nearest you. Our offices are listed down below.

Hiring Now! JOB FAIR

Don’t miss the Hiring Now! JOB FAIR’S coming up in 2024 at the Duluth CareerForce. They are held from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on the following Wednesday’s:  January 10th, February 7th, March 6th, April 3rd, and May 1st. CareerForce Duluth is located at 402 West 1st Street, Duluth, MN. 218-302-8400. Application assistance is available in our computer lab during the job fair!

HELIENE HIRING EVENTS AT CAREERFORCE IN VIRGINIA

WE’RE HIRING and looking for talented and motivated people that want to help us shape the solar industry! Join us for two IN PERSON hiring events on Tuesday, November 28th, from 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday, December 6th, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Both events are being held at the Virginia CareerForce location, 820 North 9th Street.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@heliene.com   Click here to view the flyer.

 

Fall Harvest Job Fair flyer Cloquet MN

FALL HARVEST JOB FAIR

Mark your calendars for the Fall Harvest JOB FAIR being held on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023, from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. This event will be held at the Community Memorial Hospital, 512 Skyline Blvd., Cloquet, MN. There will employers from around the area in attendance. Click on image to view flyer and see a list of attending employers.

 

Fall Harvest Job Fair flyer Cloquet MN

SAVE THE DATE!!

SAVE THE DATE for the Spring Career Fair at Black Bear Casino Resort, April 16th, 2024.

This career fair is open to the public and local high schools will be in attendance. Check back here for updates!

 

PRESS RELEASE – October 6, 2023

JET CONGRATULATES RANDY BACK ON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

JET, which serves adults, dislocated workers, public assistance recipients, and youth ages 14+ on career paths to employment in a seven-county area of Northeast Minnesota congratulates Randy Back as the winner of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. This was presented to him for his outstanding contributions to the wellbeing of families through service in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) at the 2023 Minnesota Department of Human Services MFIP/DWP Tribal TANF Conference. Randy has been with JET for 27 years, initially as a Dislocated Worker client, then hired as a Career Counselor, and now has served as the Operations Director for nearly a decade.

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Randy Back

PRESS RELEASE – September 29, 2023

JET WELCOMES DEAN COWMAN AS CAREER COUNSELOR

Dean Cowman was hired as a Career Counselor serving Dislocated Workers, Low Income Adults, and clients on Public Assistance in JET’s International Falls, MN office. When asked why he chose JET, Dean stated, “I really like the idea of a new opportunity to serve the people in my community. JET seems like such a positive organization that assists so many people to improve their lives with quality guidance and counseling.” Dean’s professional background includes 27 years of family practice chiropractic, 25 years of which was as a self-employed business owner, and this knowledge will be of benefit to clients as well as employers which JET also serves. A motto that has inspired Dean to achieve his goals is, “We only regret the chances we didn’t take.”

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Dean Cowman JET new hire

MINI JOB FAIR by CLOQUET CAREERFORCE

Mark your calendars for the Mini Job Fair held by the Cloquet CareerForce on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 11am-1pm. CareerForce is located at 14 N. 11th St., Cloquet, MN (Community Services Center). 

Attending employers include: AHL, ALLETE, ALTEC, Bernicks, Dungarvin, Enbridge, Gilbert Inc.-FedEX, Interfaith Care Center, Menards, Moose Lake Sex Offender Prison, Northstar Services, Ravin Crossbows, Sevita Health, Upper Lakes Foods

Cloquet Mini Job Fair at CareerForce

ARROWHEAD HEAD START

August 2023 – Arrowhead Head Start is currently taking applicaitons! This is a FREE service for children in the surrounding areas of Duluth, Proctor, Hermantown, Two Harbors, and Silver Bay, MN.  Call 218-748-7351 to set up an appointment or scan the QR code on the flyer here.

Mini Job Fair by Cloquet CareerForce Thursday, August 24, 11-1 flyer

MINI JOB FAIR by CLOQUET CAREERFORCE

Join us for a Mini Job Fair at the Cloquet CareerForce on THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2023. This event will be from 11am – 1pm. Community Services Center at 14 N. 11th St., Cloquet, MN. Come on over and check it out!!

Mini Job Fair by Cloquet CareerForce Thursday, August 24, 11-1 flyer

MINI JOB FAIR by HIBBING CAREERFORCE

Join us for a Mini Job Fair at the Hibbing CareerForce on Wednesday, July 19th from 11am-1pm. CareerForce, 3920 13th Ave. E., Hibbing, MN. Follow your heart to a caring career!

 

Hibbing MN Mini Job Fair

MINI JOB FAIR by CLOQUET CAREERFORCE

Join us for a Mini Job Fair at the Cloquet CareerForce on Thursday, June 29th, from 11am-1pm. Community Services Center at 14 N. 11th St., Cloquet, MN. Employers attending:  Human Development Center, Upper Lakes Foods, MN Sex Offender Program, Mashkawisen, Delta Airlines, Mediacom, Tender Loving Care, Peace of Mind Duluth, Home Instead, and MN Dept of Labor & Industry.

Mini Job Fair flyer for Thursday June 29 in Cloquet MN

PRESS RELEASE – April 5, 2023

JET WELCOMES HANNAH MADDEN AS CAREER COUNSELOR

Hannah Madden was hired to fill a role as Career Counselor serving youth in JET’s Grand Rapids, MN, office. When Hannah was asked why she chose JET she stated, “A great organization that supports it’s employees and helps provide opportunities to empower individuals.” Hannah has extensive experience and connections to youth and youth programming throughout Itasca County. She has worked in Customer Service, Human Resources and Human Services, all of which will be utilized in her new role.  Click here for full article

Hannah Madden

PRESS RELEASE – April 5, 2023

JET WELCOMES JOSIE LAPORTE AS CAREER COUNSELOR

Josie LaPorte was hired to fill a role as Career Counselor serving MFIP clients in JET’s Duluth, MN, office. To the question of why she chose JET, Josie stated, “I was drawn to JET because of it’s mission, “Build Thriving Communities by Guiding and Empowering Individuals” which she finds “powerful, realistic, and person-centered.” Josie brings to JET a background in targeted case management services in county, tribal and non-profit organizations.  She has served as a Social Worker in Child Protection, a Disability Linkage Line Operator, and also has experience serving clients in the Duluth Public Housing sector.  Click here for full article

Josie LaPorte picture

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

SPRING CAREER FAIR, March 14, 2023. This event will be held in the Otter Creek Event Center at Black Bear Casino Resort, 1785 MN-210, Carlton, MN. Doors open at 10:00am and close at 5:00pm.  The focus will be on jobs/careers that are accessible with general education and provide thriving wages, worthy benefits, and career laddering opportunities.

To view a list of attending employers, click here.

Spring Career Fair 2023 at Black Bear Casino Resort in Carlton, MN, job seeker flyer.
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JET and AEOA Int'l Falls office moving flyer
AEOA Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency logo

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN, OFFICES RELOCATE

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AEOA – Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

CareerForce Proud Partners, Broaden Accessibility Services

Press Release: January 16, 2023

JET – Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training and AEOA – Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, CareerForce Proud Partners, are excited to announce they are opening up opportunities for job seekers and employers in Koochiching County to access programs and services which are essential to workforce, community, and economic development in Northeast Minnesota. “In an effort to adapt our physical footprint and service delivery model to meet the needs of our region, we made the decision to broaden our reach by releasing our leased space on the Minnesota North-Rainy River campus, allowing us to continue to meet and serve individuals on that campus while also expanding opportunities to meet and serve individual’s at other accessible and convenient locations throughout Koochiching County,” said Executive Director of JET, Marie Domiano.

In a collaborative effort to seek alternative and creative ways to provide job seeker and employer services, the two organizations engaged in significant research and dialogue with internal stakeholders and discovered they needed to evolve their service delivery model to meet the new and unprecendented demands they are facing as a result of the pandemic and re-imagine what excellence in service looks and feels like.

JET and AEOA have both performed successfully, for over a combined century, administering a variety of Department of Human Services (DHS), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Minnesota state grants, including the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and state and federal Dislocated Worker, Adult, and Youth programs. All programs aim to provide career exploration and preparation services for a wide variety of job-seeking clients. In International Falls, they have successfully met performance measures, despite having a location that had been largely inaccessible for many disconnected populations, especially those at-risk and high priority of service customers, such as BIPOC, people with disabilities, and those who lack access to childcare and transportation. This is especially true for rural Koochiching County customers who live anywhere from 20 to 90 miles from the CareerForce location on the Minnesota North-Rainy River campus without access to public transit.

This location change now situates JET and AEOA in the heart of downtown International Falls and encompasses two primary spaces, in addition to a variety of other access points for those in need of services. The first space is a co-working space at the new Ballan’s iSpace where Career Counselors are able to meet with individuals by appointment, in a private space which honors and respects the clients’ rights to confidentiality and privacy. The second space is a public, walk-in space at the CareerForce Corner in International Falls Public Library, where individuals can come at their leisure and connect with expert staff and other job seekers facing similar challenges. JET and AEOA staff will now have the resources and flexibility to travel the county more extensively, with the option to provide services in the field anywhere in the county, or on-site within the two primary spaces – allowing them to be proactive in reaching those most in need and creating an innovative approach that will lead to maximum impact in Koochiching County.

Fiscally, this location change makes sense and is a wiser use of taxpayer dollars as it will drastically reduce the overall physical footprint of CareerForce partners, ultimately maximizing space, reducing natural resource usage, and increasing staff accessibility and efficiency. Moreover, this location change will continue to uphold the workforce development system focused on both job seeker and employer customers that anticipates and responds to the needs of the local and regional economy through high quality, timely, and accessible services and referrals. A major strength of the International Falls JET and AEOA teams are their community minded approach and connections to the job seekers and stakeholders of their economy. With this location change, JET and AEOA staff will be more available and present to all customers to address economic needs and provide appropriate referrals to other CareerForce and community partners as they will have a greater presence in the field through long established partnerships where they are able to utilize space across the county.

As JET and AEOA look to embrace the forward momentum of re-imagining job seeker and employer service delivery through equity, proactivity, and flexibility, they recognize that this ideology of improved and different service delivery strategies is new and different. However, be assured that JET and AEOA staff will continue to provide comprehensive career services to individuals, employers, and community partners from the new, customer-focused location, Ballan’s iSpace, at the CareerForce Corner within the International Falls Public Library, and through community networking and outreach services!

JET and AEOA staff are always available to meet your workforce needs!

Want to connect?  Call:  JET 218-735-6130, AEOA 218-240-9075

In Person starting February 6th:  CareerForce Corner, International Falls Public Library  Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm  STOP BY AND SEE US!

Fall Harvest JOB FAIR

Going on NOW! Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 10 AM – 2 PM. There will be 50-65 EMPLOYERS!!  This in person event is being held at the Community Memorial Hospital, 512 Skyline Blvd., Cloquet, MN.

Be sure to enter the drawing for $250 and other prizes while you are there!

View the list of attending employers here.

Cloquet Fall Harvest Job Fair Flyer

Iron Range Construction Career Night

FREE EVENT! Open to the public! Do you like hands on work? Looking for a new opportunity with great pay and benefits? JOIN US to learn more about union trades!

Monday, October 17, 2022 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. This event is being held at: Curling Club-Eveleth, 901 Hat Trick Ave, Eveleth MN 55734.

Hosted by 218TRADES in Partnership with Construct Tomorrow Planning Team and Area Union Trades Sponsors!

To watch the WDIO story CLICK HERE!

Iron Range Construction Night Flyer - 2022

Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training Expands Their Mission

News Release, October 5th, 2021

DULUTH, MN — The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) opened their doors to the Northland over 40 years ago, with a commitment to supporting and uplifting those looking for jobs, stability, and financial independence. 

Now, NEMOJT is pleased to announce a rebranding and relaunch as JET; Jobs, Empowerment, Training. Undertaken with their agency partner, Swim Creative — a branding, interactive and advertising firm — their brand now fully reflects their values as a company wholeheartedly committed to helping people find not just jobs, but a path to their best life.

“At JET, we are not only focused on career readiness and job placement, but also on being a reliable, knowledgeable resource to empower people to reach their goals in all aspects of life and well-being – economic, social, emotional, physical, and psychological. In order for individuals to enter, remain and succeed in the workforce, the whole person must be served – and that is JET’s commitment and mission – ‘Build thriving communities by guiding and empowering individuals’,” said Marie Domiano, Executive Director.” “Our new name comes after decades of listening to and understanding each person that comes to us for answers or assistance. It was time to remind the region that we’re so much more than just job placement. That’s why we turned to Swim Creative, who worked with us to create a new logo and brand that encapsulates our mission, values, and long-standing history of excellence. We are incredibly happy with the outcome and look forward to helping more people across the Northland.”

After many years of supporting their communities, JET is ready to go further by counseling people through abuse, medical challenges, and mental health barriers by modeling and promoting self-advocacy while providing support for retraining, childcare, transportation and more.

“JET is all about listening to and helping the people,” said, Patrice Bradley, Swim’s CEO and Creative Director. “We’re excited to see how JET is going to continue to impact and help so many lives. We take great pride in partnering with companies with a mission like JET’s.”

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 logoCOVID-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

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