CareerForce in Chaska

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CareerForce in Chaska
Government Center Human Services Building
(952) 361-1711

Carver County Workforce Services is now known as CareerForce in Chaska!

CareerForce is Minnesota's rebranded workforce center system supporting career development opportunities and talent recruitment needs. There are 50 Career Force locations around the state. All of our programs and services have improved to drive prosperous outcomes for career seekers, employers and all partners. CareerForce is here to help job seekers find a career that helps everyone strive, and  to help Employers to find talent they need.  Please feel free to stop by and visit us! We welcome all job seekers and employers!

CareerForce offers support and resources for job seekers. The staff oversees employment and training programs and provides workshops and training events. CareerForce also offers employer services and programs for local companies.

To find out more about the services at CareerForce in Chaska, check out this article by Megan Glenn from SunPatriot Newspapers.

There are many employers in the area looking for qualified employees!  And you can meet with the employers right here on-site at CareerForce in Chaska. Please click on this link to access our Employer of the Day Calendar:

Current Employer of the Day

Resource Room

The CareerForce lab is located at 602 E. 4th Street in Chaska is open to the public five days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Some of the resources available are:

  • Computers to be used for job search or work related purposes.
  • Reference books to research companies.
  • Videos to assist in your job search.
  • Job Leads from the Southwest Metro area.
  • Printer, copier and fax machine that can be used for job search purposes.
  • Resource Room Specialists who can help to answer your questions.
  • Information on community resources for those who are homeless, low-income, or at risk of homelessness.

Employment Programs

Dislocated Workers Program
This program is for people who have been laid off. 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. Call (952) 361-1711 for more information or to apply for the Dislocated Worker Program.

Minnesota Family Investment Plan (MFIP) / Diversionary Work Program (DWP) 

MFIP helps families with children meet their basic needs, while helping parents move to financial stability through work. Parents are expected to work, and are supported in working with both cash and food assistance. Most families have a lifetime limit of 60 months on MFIP. MFIP participants work with an Employment Counselor to develop an Employment Plan. Call Financial Assistance Intake at (952) 361-1600 for more information and to apply for MFIP.
When families first apply for cash assistance, they usually start in the Diversionary Work Program (DWP). It is a four-month program that helps parents go to work right away rather than enroll in MFIP.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Employment and Training Program

Referred to as SNAP - E and T this program is for individuals ages 18 to 50 who are currently receiving SNAP food support. For information on SNAP Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) call Intake at (952) 361-1600

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program is for adults who are low-income. It is designed to serve the "universal client" with priority given to certain target groups. A person must be screened for eligibility before receiving any training funding. For more information call (952) 361-1711.

Youth Programs (Summer and Year-Round- Ages 14-24)
The Youth Program provides summer and year-round work experience and academic enrichment activities. The summer youth program serves low-income targeted youth who are 14-24 years old. Eligibility is complicated and the federal government now requires most funding to be spent on Young Adult Programs.  Most of the recruitment for the Youth Program is done in the spring for summer employment.  Call Tracy at (952) 361-1717 for more information on In-School Youth or Young Adult programs. 
Young Adult Program – may click on link below and submit online - recruitment happens year-round for the Young Adult Program.
(Defined as someone age 16-24 that is not enrolled in any school:  has either graduated or received their GED, or has dropped out of school—has not attended in the last available academic quarter. The youth must live in Carver County, and they must also meet other eligibility criteria.)

It is essential that you fill out the application completely and provide all needed information and verification so that we can determine eligibility. May need to provide additional information or eligibility criteria.  

Young Adult Program Application

Please fill out application completely so we can determine if you are eligible.

Once your application has been screened for eligibility, Tracy will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Contact Tracy Greenwood at  or (952) 361-1717 if you have any questions.

Young Adult Program

Click here to print or download this flyer 

CareerForce in Chaska Forms

Job seekers are asked to complete the Information Form so staff can better assist in job searches, employment program and training opportunities. Once completed please e-mail this form to for review.

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