JFCS Career Services: September is Workforce Development Month

Workforce development positively influences economy for individuals and businesses   September is Workforce Development Month. Workforce development is an organized set of solutions to meet employment needs, and can address cultural, educational, and systemic challenges, which helps to positi[...]

From homeless shelter to business owner

Minnesota Family Investment Program, MFIP JFCS Career Services helps Petra get back on her feet and start her own counseling practice   Before moving to the U.S., Petra had a degree in mental health nursing and an established clinical services career in England, Ireland and Australia. However, now living in Minnesota, she and her f[...]

Creating a path to IT jobs for those facing significant barriers

The City of Minneapolis has officially recognized April as its inaugural “tech month” with a series of events aimed at strengthening partnerships between employers, training outfits, and public partners and making opportunities in the tech sector accessible to all residents.   In a metro-[...]

A Q&A with new Career Services Director Sheilah Howard

‘Many of the people who seek career assistance now often need help the most,’ Howard said of the current low unemployment rate   Sheilah Howard, who previously served as JFCS’ IT Pathways Program Manager and Data Optimization Manager, has been named the agency’s Career Services Director[...]