Duluth Workforce Development

Employer Services

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Recruiting Ideas for Employers - Action Guide: Download Here

Diversity & Inclusion Employer Action Guide:  Download Here

Hiring and Employing Individuals with Disabilities: Learn More

The Duluth Workforce Development Board is excited to announce the launch of our Diversity & Inclusion Employer Action Guide.  This guide offers practical tools and resources employers of all sizes and types can implement to improve diversity and inclusion in recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and retention.  By taking the actions in this guide, employers in our community will help move the needle on workforce disparities and provide equitable access to wealth and opportunity.


Employer Services

CareerForce strives to deliver prosperous outcomes for career seekers, employers, communities and Minnesota through an extensive network of private sector, public sector and nonprofit partners.

CareerForce Duluth is your local resource to:

To improve your hiring process, host a hiring event or a job fair specific to your business needs, or learn more about resources available to help meet your workforce needs, contact a CareerForce Employer Navigator at 218-302-8400.  You may also access a summary of available resources here. 

Talent Development Program

The Talent Development Program (TDP) offers direct financial assistance to train incumbent workers and improve economic competitiveness of regional businesses. TDP provides matching grants to support direct training costs for current employees. More information is available here.

Youth and Older Worker Employment

Duluth Workforce Development works with employer partners to provide meaningful work experiences to youth and young adults, and for adults age 55+. Duluth Workforce Development has funding available to subsidize employment for eligible individuals to work in public and private organizations throughout Duluth.  If you are interested in learning more about being an employer and mentor to our emerging and older worker workforce, please call 218-302-8400.

Get Involved

Employers are key partners in developing workforce solutions.  Contact Elena Foshay, Director of Workforce Development to get involved in the Duluth Workforce Development Board and its committees and working groups. 

For more information on Employer Services available at CareerForce, visit us at 402 West 1st Street in Duluth or call 218-302-8400.