Why Hire Our Applicants?
Applicants have a variety of work experience and skills. 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.
Applicants are Pre-screened
Applicants are heavily pre-screened to determine child care, transportation, skill levels, criminal history and overall job readiness. We see that an applicant has the necessary work documents such as a driver’s license, state identification card and social security card.
Free Long Term Support Network
Our professional staff of Training Consultants, Interpreters, Job Mentors, Job Coaches and Job Placement Specialists are available to employers to assist in mediation, interpretation, orientation, safety instruction and problem-solving issues.
Your business could qualify for certain tax credits when you employ applicants receiving public assistance.
Employers help to achieve MN State Goal
The Minnesota Family Investment Program is a work program designed to reduce dependence on public programs and increase self-sufficiency in families. Employers participate in the effectiveness of our goal by hiring our applicants and allowing them an opportunity to utilize their skills in the workplace.
What Makes Our Applicants Good Employees?
Education and Training
Our applicants attend a job skill class that focuses on self-management and customized employment skills including:
Applicants who complete the full course receive a certificate of completion. Employers are always welcome to visit the class to meet some of our candidates.
How Are You Helping Our Applicants?
Employers who try one of our applicants are allowing for the potential for families to reduce their dependence on social programs on the local, state and federal levels.
Working applicants become consumers who contribute to the economic growth of our local community and become more productive members of our society.
We are committed to forming long-lasting partnerships with our employer partners so be sure to also ask us about hiring refugees as well as our Community Work Experience program to meet your workforce needs.
"The professionals at Blue Earth County Employment Services are committed to a long-lasting partnership with all parties. The people who have been referred to me have proven to be some of my most productive employees and are now the mainstay of my production workforce. I feel the services they offer are the best kept secret in the area and I recommend them highly."
Thomas M. Blaido
AmeriPride Services Inc.
Additionally, some of the specific job skills include:
We receive state and federal funding to operate our various employment service programs. Our ultimate program goal is to assist applicants to secure permanent employment and to provide quality support service to our employer partners. Our program utilizes funding to provide long term case management services, job skills classes and to subsidize wages and liabilities for the applicant during the applicant’s training period. We continue to receive this funding annually and we are always looking for new employer partners for our eager workers.
We Are Experienced
We have over 20 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. Employers can contact program staff at anytime for assistance. All staff have work cell phones and are able to come directly to the work site as needed.
We Are Successful
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.
Education and Training
Our applicants attend a job skill class, Seeking Knowledge in Lifelong Learning, S.K.I.L.L.. class that focuses on self-management and customized employment skills.
Self Management Skills
Job Specific Skills
Class attendance is closely monitored. Applicants who complete the full course receive a certificate of completion. Employers are always welcome to visit the class to meet some of our candidates.