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Welcome to Workforce Solutions

Business Services - Job Connect

Job Connect is the largest workforce and training network in the Twin Cities metro area. Job Connect links job seekers, employers, and workforce professionals together through our website, networking events, and community outreach. Over 10,000 people across the metro subscribe and receive our weekly postings of jobs, training, and hiring events.  Subscribe today at


Business Services - Construction Hiring Connection (CHC)

CHC is a unique labor market exchange that advances the employment opportunities of minorities and women in the construction industry. CHC was developed to help construction companies and contractors find qualified workers to meet their diversity hiring goals. Those interested in construction careers and employers seeking construction workers find out more at

Job Seeker Services

Assisting job seekers to succeed in securing and retaining jobs or enhancing marketable skills. Investing in youth through a variety of work, training, and youth development services.

Job Seeker Services Available to the General Public (PDF)

Other News & Information:

2016‐2017 MFIP Biennial Service Agreement


Minnesota Statute, section 256J.626, subdivision 4, requires counties and nations/tribes to have a Biennial Service Agreement (BSA) approved by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to receive consolidated funds for the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) in 2016 and 2017. The purpose of the agreement is to provide information about services and strategies to meet state-established outcomes with the goal of increasing the economic stability of low-income families served with consolidated funds.


Ramsey County Workforces Solutions invites your comments on the contents of this Biennial Service Agreement. The narrative for the questions in the BSA are included here. Please also review the Emergency Assistance Policy.


A copy of the draft 2016-2017 MFIP Biennial Service Agreement is posted here on the Ramsey County Workforce Solutions web site and on the Ramsey County Community Human Services web site at In addition, County residents may request a copy of the proposed 2016‐2017 MFIP Biennial Service Agreement from the Workforce Solutions Planning Unit. Please submit your request in writing to Bruce Casselton, Workforce Solutions, 2098 11th Avenue East, North St. Paul, MN 55109.


Please send your comments to the above mailing address or send your email comments to


The review and comment period will close at the end of business on Monday, October 19, 2015. Thank you for your review of the 2016‐2017 MFIP Biennial Service Agreement and for your comments.

Give Youth a Chance for a Brighter Future

YouthLEAD is looking for businesses to supervise youth and provide them with a meaningful work experience. Click here for more information!

Connecting Brain Science to Practice - Videos

Ramsey County is highlighting innovative work by Workforce Solutions, Goodwill Easter Seals, and other service partners regarding research findings from our Families Achieving Success Today (FAST) program. The centerpiece will be research about brain science and how it connects to the work we are doing with families. Specifically, we are highlighting educational research that can be applied in practice to support families as we find ways to help them combat poverty and move into unsubsidized jobs. Below are videos of some innovative work in our community.


Phillip Zelazo- U of MN


Peter Baird- MDRC


Ladonna Pavetti Framework 


Judy Parks, CWU


Afternoon Response Panel


Everybody In - Eliminating Employment Disparities

Everybody In is a regional collaboration of community, business, and government partners. Together we use our collective social capital to influence and execute high-impact strategies to create equity in employment. Our goal is to eliminate employment disparities in the 7 county Twin Cities metropolitan area by 2020.