News: Volunteers sought for vacancies on Workforce Investment Board

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Yolanda Clark, Board Clerk’s Office: 612-348-3257
Kayla Bromelkamp, Public Affairs: 612-348-8536 

News release

Volunteers sought for vacancies on Workforce Investment Board

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for seven vacancies on the Hennepin County Workforce Investment Board.

This 27-member board develops and studies programs to provide jobs for unemployed people in suburban Hennepin and Carver counties, by increasing the involvement of the business community in employment and training. The board also analyzes needs for employment and training services, makes recommendations about program plans and basic goals, evaluates employment and training programs, recommends strategies to increase private-sector employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged residents, and appoints and oversees a local youth council.

Members serve a three-year term and meet monthly, usually on the second Monday of the month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at various locations.

There are four vacancies in the business category for people in management-level positions who live or work within suburban Hennepin or Carver counties; one vacancy for a member representing Wegner-Peyser Services; one vacancy for a member representing community-based organizations; and one vacancy for an individual in rehabilitation services.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, February 19. Interviews will be held at the following board committee meeting on Thursday, February 26. Incumbents may seek reappointment for these vacancies.

For more information about this vacancy or other advisory board appointments, and to apply online, visit the Hennepin County website at  

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