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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 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