600 East 4th Street • Chaska, MN 55318 • (952) 361-1500      
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Workforce Service Center

Human Services Building
602 East Fourth Street
Chaska, MN 55318-2102
Phone: 952-361-1711
Fax: 952-361-1636 



There are many employers in the area looking for job candidates just like you!  And many of them come to our Workforce Service Center to meet with potential employees!

Click here for November's Employer of the Day Calendar:

November 2015



Resource Room

Our resource room at 602 E. 4th Street in Chaska is open to the public 5 days a week from 8:00-4:30. It is also open on Tuesday evenings from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Some of the resources available to you are:

1) 10 computers available to be used for job search
2) Telephone stations to make calls to employers and conduct a job search
3) Books that can be used onsite or checked out on Resume Writing, Interviewing skills,
     How to start a business in the state of Minnesota and many other topics
4) Reference Books to research companies
5) Videos to assist in your job search
6) Job Leads from the Southwest Metro area
7) Printer, Copies and Fax machine that can be used for job search purposes
8) Resource Room Specialists who can help to answer your questions
9) Learn about other resources in the area

Dislocated Workers – People who have been laid off

Finding a new job can be stressful and overwhelming. Many workers who lose a job through no fault of their own need some help returning to work. The Dislocated worker Program offers free services to help individuals find suitable reemployment and help take the stress and uncertainty out of the process. Services are tailored to address an individual's specific needs. You may be eligible for this program if you are out of work through no fault of your own and eligible for Unemployment Insurance.

For more information go to:http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/or call Call 952-361-1711 for more information or to apply for the Dislocated Worker Program.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) – Low income adults

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult program is designed to serve the "universal Client" with priority given to certain target groups. To be eligible for training through WIA Adult, a person must meet income guidelines.

For more information call 952-361-1711.

Youth (Summer and Year Round) – Those age 14-21

The Youth program provides summer and year round work experience and academic enrichment activities. The summer youth program serves low income targeted youth that are 14-21 years old. During the summer basic academic skills can be improved while earning school credit.

For more information go to: http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/ or call 952-361-1602 for more information or to apply for the Youth Program

MFIP – Minnesota Family Investment Plan participants

MFIP is Minnesota's welfare reform program for families with children. The MFIP cash grant includes both cash and food benefits. This program expects parents to work and provides parents with supports while job-seeking and when they become employed. A wide array of employment service is available to families required to look for work. MFIP participants work with an Employment counselor to develop an Employment Plan.

For more information call: 952-361-1600

DWP – Diversionary Work Program

The Diversionary Work Program is a four month program that provides services and supports to eligible families to help them move immediately to work rather than go on welfare.

http://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Legacy/DHS-4034-ENG  or call 952-361-1600

FSET – Food Stamp Employment and Training

FSET is an employment and training program for eligible Food Support recipients. Participants receive help in finding or upgrading their employment.



The Prospector-monthly publication

Sign up to receive our FREE Prospector, an e-mail that goes out the first week of each month. It includes information about our job seekers, listed in categories of service, professional, health, semi-skilled, office/clerical, skilled/technical and contract. Call or email us upon receipt of the Prospector and request resumes for any of the individuals listed. They will be e-mailed to you, promptly, for your review.

Employer of the Week

Call us if you would like to meet with and take applications from our job seekers. These sessions are held usually Monday - Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. but can be arranged at a different time to fit your schedule.

Wage Subsidies

On-the-job training contracts can be written for qualifying individuals. This reimburses you, the employer, for some of the cost of training a new employee. The length of the OJT depends on the difficulty of the job and the individual's work and educational background.

Free Advertising

Mail, fax, e-mail, or call in your job openings and we will post them for all of our job seekers to see.


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