Blue Earth County: 507.386.5750

Steele County: 507.431.5770

Welcome to Blue Earth and Steele County Employment Services

MRCI’s County Employment Services receives state and federal funding to operate our various employment service programs for Blue Earth and Steele County residents.


The program’s ultimate goal is to assist applicants to secure permanent employment and to provide quality support and service to our employer partners.



We have over 25 years of experience working specifically with the Supported Work Programs. Our program staff are knowledgeable of community resources available to assist applicants with their transportation, housing and childcare needs.  In addition, we have dedicated and experienced staff to work directly with employers.



Through our many successful years of program development, we have created a program to ensure successful job placements.  We are pleased to offer comprehensive long-term services to both the employer and employee.


Individual Programs

Our program provides numerous employment services for recipients in Blue Earth and Steele County of Minnesota's Family Investment Program (MFIP), Diversionary Work Program (DWP), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP) Employment and Training Services.


Employer Services

Participants in our programs often have a strong drive to regain self-sufficiency and economic stability for their families and are committed to long-term employment.  Employers participate in the effectiveness of our goal by hiring our applicants and allowing them an opportunity to utilize their skills in the workplace.



List of Services

  • Career and Skills Assessments
  • Individual Customized Employment Plans
  • Skills Training
  • GED/ESL Training
  • Job Search Classes
  • Community Work Experience Programs
  • Job Placement Services
  • Pre-employment Support
  • Coordination with other Community Resources
  • Job Retention Follow-up

MRCI Mission Statement: Creating innovative and genuine opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages at home, at work and in the community.

Connect with Us

Blue Earth County Info

421 E Hickory

Suite 400

Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-386-5750

Steele County Info

630 Florence Avenue

P.O. Box 890

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-431-5770

MRCI is a Affirmative Action  Equal Opportunity Employer


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