Blue Earth County: 507.386.5750

Steele County: 507.431.5770

Individual Services

MRCI’s County Employment Services provides numerous employment services for recipients of:


Minnesota's Family Investment Program (MFIP)

  • The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) provides temporary assistance to low-income families with one or more children.
  • The program helps families by expecting, supporting and rewarding work.
  • MFIP expects parents who receive cash and food benefits to look for work, attend classes or be working.


Diversionary Work Program (DWP)

  • The Diversionary Work Program (DWP) is designed to meet specific crisis situations and help families move immediately to employment rather than go on welfare.
  • Families participate in the program for only four consecutive months.
  • DWP is a Short-term, non-welfare program


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP) Employment and Training Services

  • Objective of the SNAP Employment and Training program is to help individuals receiving only food support transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency by preparing for and obtaining paid employment.


MRCI County Employment Services is under contract with Blue Earth and Steele counties to provide the following individual services.  To be eligible for services, participants must be referred by the Human Services Office in their county of residence (Blue Earth or Steele County).


Services provided include assessment, employment plan development, on-going monitoring of job search activities and employment plan, job retention services and more. (See Core Services)



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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