Duluth Workforce Development

Jobseeker Resources

Looking for work now? Need to explore your career options?  We can help—at no cost to you!

Have you been laid off? Do you qualify for unemployment benefits? You may be eligible for specialized employment and training services through the Dislocated Worker program to help prepare you for your next job.

Not eligible for unemployment benefits? CareerForce can still help you in your career planning and job search.

Contact us today and get the help you need now.

What are Dislocated Worker services?


Dislocated Worker services are designed to help people who have been laid off through no fault of their own get back to work as quickly as possible. You are not alone - we can help take the stress and uncertainty out of the process of planning your next steps.

Services for eligible persons can include:

  • Individualized career planning and counseling
  • Job search assistance
  • Connections to employers hiring now
  • Scholarships for counselor-approved training
  • Other support services

How do I find out more?

Each person’s story is different, so to find out what may be best for you, contact CareerForce in Duluth right away.  You may also visit CareerForceMN.com to connect with virtual resources. Duluth Workforce Development’s CareerForce staff can help those who are looking for work connect to local job opportunities, fund post-secondary schooling for in-demand careers, fund short term training certificates, help laid-off workers start their own business through CLIMB, and coordinate on-the-job training opportunities.

NOTE:  Duluth Workforce Development does not provide services related to applying for or receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits.  The Career Lab at CareerForce Duluth offers free use of computers and telephone to apply for and navigate Unemployment Insurance benefits.  For assistance and information on unemployment services, visit the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance website, or call:

Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644 
Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090 
TTY for the hearing impaired: 1-866-814-1252