Career Counseling & Coaching

JFCS provides one-on-one coaching to critically assess a wide range of career experiences, skills and aptitudes. This service includes career assessments with professional interpretation, individual job-search coaching sessions, résumé and cover letter critique and goal-setting sessions to create an individual action plan. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale.

Career Training Assistance

Individuals who live in the city of Minneapolis and meet income requirements and other eligibility criteria may qualify for tuition assistance for short-term training in healthcare. We assess work and training readiness and help program participants to develop career plans. We also provide job search assistance and post-graduation support.

Dislocated Worker Program

Workers who are laid off or have received notice of permanent layoff or termination may be eligible for the Dislocated Worker Program. This program provides career counseling to help people make strategic decisions about their professional futures. Those who qualify receive training funds to develop new skills, update existing skills, or obtain required certifications or credentials.

Ed2Go

Ed2go offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Browse Courses here.

IT Pathways

For those with an interest in exploring IT as a career path, the IT Pathways program can support you. As part of the MSP TechHire initiative, IT Pathways connects individuals with the needed resources to prepare for success in IT jobs. Training and support are designed to build upon current knowledge and skills, moving individuals to the next level.

Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

This program provides support for families to help them move toward self-sufficiency through employment. All participants receive an assessment and an employment plan, which outlines personalized steps necessary to reach this goal.

Networking, Training and Events

Career Services at JFCS offers assistance to help individuals reach their career goals in a variety of ways, including a monthly networking group, online training options and other career building events. Most of these opportunities are open to the public without charge. Check out the JFCS calendar for more information.

Platinum

Adults 50 and older living in Hennepin County, or adults of any age living in western Hennepin County who want to retool and re-enter the workforce to achieve career success are assisted by the Platinum Program. Assistance includes employment plan development, résumé assistance, coaching in networking, job search and interview skills, and more. Services are offered at no cost to those who meet eligibility requirements.

Veterans Employment

Providing employment assistance for military veterans is the focus of this program. Vets will specifically learn about opportunities for jobs with Hennepin County and in the Information Technology (IT) industry. Program participants will have access to many services including but not limited to job search and interview skills, résumé development, and networking. Training may also be available.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation provides personalized services to individuals with disabilities who are seeking to improve their work lives or find employment. The program offers vocational evaluation, job placement, work adjustment training and extended employment. View the Program Eligibility Criteria.

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Career Services Intake Line: 952-417-2111

> Fill out the Interest Form for more information!