We live in demanding economic times. While things have been getting gradually better, we still have near record unemployment in the United States. Consequently record numbers of individuals are seeking both help with their situation, along with looking for a new job. While slightly better off compared to the nation altogether, this is also true in Minnesota.
Nonetheless, there are a number of places for the unemployed individual in Minnesota to turn to for assistance. Fortunately, a lot of the best are found on-line as websites offering information on economical assistance, career guidance, and help looking for work. We are going to have a look at a few of the most relevant.
For the individual seeking out a new career or shifting careers, iSeek careers is an excellent place to start. The site is a Minnesota-focused career site that’s well setup and easy to work with. This website consists of a really nice section on career investigation plus a database of over 500 careers to peruse. They have a ‚ÄòFind a Job’ section which includes regional-specific information which includes employers, job openings, and salary information. Many of the same tools as some of the bigger websites, but utilizing a Minnesota angle.
Unemployment Insurance Minnesota is a website run by the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. This is the website you can go to to determine if you meet the criteria as well as how to make an application for financial aid. Users can create accounts and apply for assistance online. There’s also phone numbers for those who have questions or need additional help. A web based handbook is supplied in a variety of languages.
On the Federal side of the house make a trip to the Department of Labor’s website. As is somewhat usual of a government site, it’s really (really) big with just about an excessive amount of content. However, there’s also a great deal of really good information for the unemployed on the site because the DOL is in charge of establishing the federal unemployment guidelines that the states must follow. There’s also hyperlinks out to other government (state and federal) sites.
The Department of Labor also has a site called Career One stop. It’s a career-focused website for those thinking about browsing new careers, skills profiling, and information for career changers. It also has some links to state specific data which include salaries and employment. Overall, for a government websites, it’s well setup and easy to explore.
There are just a few of the key sites for the unemployed in Minnesota. Take a look and get some help. Best of luck!