CareerForce Challenge Winners

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CareerForce Challenge Winners

As announced on the What's New with CareerForce webinar on November 5, we have our winners of the CareerForce Challenge!

Random drawing from all CareerForce Challenge submissions:

  • CareerForce in Blaine 

CareerForce in Blaine will receive 25 CareerForce drawstring bags and 50 CareerForce branded USB drives 

Three organizations were recognized for going above and beyond in their efforts:

  • CareerForce in Fairmont  
  • Duluth Workforce Development  
  • Rural Minnesota CEP 

These organizations will each receive 100 CareerForce USB drives preloaded with helpful links and each of the three will receive a framed special recognition certificate to display. See highlights of what these three organizations did during the CareerForce Challenge, below.

In all, 23 locations participated in CareerForce Challenge activities the week of October 26.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the CareerForce Challenge!

Rural Minnesota CEP: CareerForce Challenge Highlights

RMCEP staff person putting up flyer

Clara Wegscheid, Rural Minnesota CEP Job Counselor and Career Lab Consultant from CareerForce in Fergus Falls, put up flyers promoting CareerForce programs and services at the M State college campus in Fergus Falls (at left). This is just one example of the dozens of outreach activities Leading CareerForce partner Rural Minnesota CEP engaged in from sharing information at food distribution locations and "trunk or treat" events to intensive individual outreach to encourage registration on and application for the Dislocated Worker program.

Duluth Workforce Development: CareerForce Challenge Highlights

Duluth utility bill insert highlighting CareerForce resources

Leading CareerForce partner Duluth Workforce Development is putting an insert (at right) promoting CareerForce programs and services in utility bills going out to city residents. Duluth Workforce Development also reached out to local libraries to provide updated CareerForce materials for library users to view and take home with them. Plus, Duluth shared CareerForceMN's social posts and generated good engagement.

DEED Communications helped with design of the utility bill insert and is available to help with design of similar CareerForce promotional materials. Email Laura Winge at if you have a design request.

CareerForce in Fairmont: CareerForce Challenge Highlights

jobs listings on a regularly updated display outside CareerForce in Fairmont

Realizing not everyone has access to jobs posted online, staff at CareerForce in Fairmont keep a regularly updated listing of local jobs on a display board outside their office. CareerForce staff also shared flyers promoting programs and services throughout their community at laundromats, food shelves and other locations. Plus, CareerForce staff are reaching out to job seekers who have contacted them recently to see if they are registered on and to let them know about training assistance and other employment supports available through the Dislocated Worker program. In addition, CareerForce staff reached out to employers in Fairmont and surrounding areas who have jobs posted online but don't have them listed on and encouraged these employers to post openings on Minnesota's official job bank. 

12/3: What's New with CareerForce webinar 

 Thursday, December 3 at 10am

Join meeting

Meeting number (access code): 146 868 8669
Meeting password: P3uaY38yCRg

Join by phone: 1-415-655-0003 


  • Labor Market Information Office presentation on timely topics!
    • Occupations with highest numbers of layoffs
    • Transferable skills to in-demand career paths
    • Demographic and geographic breakout of unemployment information
  • Ideas for connecting local and regional virtual career fair participants with local services
  • RESEA pilot update
  • And MUCH MORE!

Have a topic you would like addressed on a future What's New with CareerForce webinar? Please email us.

Customizable services online and by phone door sign

This location is delivering services online and by phone, with space for customized phone number and email address to be added

We're sharing a new fillable sign template that your location can customize and post on your doors or other places customers can see it.

You may also wish to update your outgoing phone message to reflect how you are offering services if your location is not currently offering in-person services. Here's suggested language:

For the locations that DEED operates, please update main phone line voicemails to the following:

“Hello, CareerForce in <CITY> is helping with job search, resume writing, employer services and other support over the phone and online. However, our office is not currently open for in-person appointments. Please leave a message and let us know how we can serve you.”

For staff phone lines, please update voicemail messages with:

“Hello, you’ve reached <NAME> with CareerForce. We are currently helping customers with job search, resume writing, employer services and other support over the phone and online. Please leave a message and let us know how we can serve you.”

Questions or comments?

Need to know more or share your thoughts on any topic in this email? Staff and partners are invited to contact us with their questions and comments at or 651-259-7501.

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