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DEED Workforce Development Program Programs. Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee March 6 th , 2014 Katie Clark Sieben, Commissioner Tom Norman, Workforce Development Division Director. Economic Snapshot. 4.6% unemployment 133,000 jobs created since January of 2011

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DEED Workforce Development Program Programs

Senate Higher Education and

Workforce Development Committee

March 6th, 2014

Katie Clark Sieben, Commissioner

Tom Norman, Workforce Development Division Director


Economic Snapshot

  • 4.6% unemployment
  • 133,000 jobs created since January of 2011
  • 5th fastest GDP Growth Rate in 2012
  • 5th in Gallup’s Job Creation Index
economic development

Economic Development

Business Finance

Community Finance

Small Business Assistance

Minnesota Job Skills Partnership

Minnesota Trade Office

Office of Broadband Development

workforce development

Workforce Development

Employment and training programs for a skilled and competitive workforce

Assistance for unemployed and underemployed Minnesotans

workforce centers

WorkForce Centers

48 MN centers to assist job seekers

117,902 job seekers served in 2013

online job postings and career information

Online Job Postings and Career Information is Minnesota’s job bank with both job vacancies from employers and resumes from job seekers

labor market information

Labor Market Information

  • DEED tracks data on:
    • Employment/unemployment
    • Employment and wages by area/industry
    • Occupational employment/wage estimates
    • Job vacancy estimates
    • Employment projections by occupation and industry
    • Business employment dynamics
    • Occupations in demand

DEED Workforce Programs

Target populations include:

People of color

Low-income adults

At-risk youth


People with disabilities

People who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired

Laid-off and recently unemployed workers

Long-term unemployed workers


Communities of Color and

Low-Income Individuals



Helps educationally under-prepared adults with basic skills education and career-specific training

Strong collaboration between local, state, and national partners

adult workforce development competitive grants

Adult Workforce DevelopmentCompetitive Grants

Competitive, outcome-basedgrants targeting adults who are deaf/hard of hearing, people with disabilities, and people returning to work from public assistance

Program has distributed more than $9 million since it began in 2011

minnesota job skills partnership

Minnesota Job Skills Partnership

MJSP Low Income Worker Training Program provides funds for training for people with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines

MSJP Board allocated $2 million in funding this week for a Low Income Worker Grant Round

youth workforce development competitive grants

Youth Workforce Development Competitive Grants

Competitive, outcome based program to provide work experience to economically disadvantaged and at-risk young people

More than $8 million in funding to community organizations

other youth workforce development services

Other youth workforcedevelopment services


Paid and unpaid work experiences

Adult mentoring

Leadership development

Occupational skills training

Alternative secondary school services

Guidance and counseling

Support services


Study skills training/drop out prevention


Combined, more than 7,600 young people were served by three additional programs in FY13

extended employment

Extended Employment

Program works in partnership with 32 community rehabilitation programs statewide

Combined, extended employment programs helped more than 5,000 Minnesotans with disabilities earn almost $30 million in FY13

vocational rehabilitation services

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Over 300 vocational rehabilitation counselors statewide

Services provided through the WorkForce Center system

For every $1 spent, $8.89 goes back into economy through wages earned by participants

employment and career services services for the blind

Employment and Career Services Services for the Blind

Supports blind, visually impaired, and deafblind Minnesotans seeking employment or wanting to continue employment

Served over 1,000 Minnesotans in FY2013

olmstead plan

Olmstead Plan

In 2012, 81% of VR placements in Minnesota were in competitive employment without supports, 18% were in competitive employment with supports, and 1% were in self-employment

In 2012, the average hourly wage for people placed in competitive employment positions without long term job supports was $11.13 per hour


Laid Off Workers and

the Short-Term Unemployed

dislocated worker program

Dislocated Worker Program

DEED’s primary program for short- and long-term assistance to businesses, communities, and employees related to layoff events

Served over 17,000 workers in FY2013

trade adjustment assistance

Trade Adjustment Assistance

Supports workers impacted by increased foreign trade activity

Served over 1,300 workers in FY2013

veterans employment program

Veterans Employment Program

Provides services to veterans, including recently returned transitioning service members

Served almost 7,000 veterans in FY2013

Through this program, DEED runs the biggest annual veteran’s career fair in the state

deed programs addressing long term unemployment

DEED Programs AddressingLong Term Unemployment

Adult Workforce Development Competitive Grants


Dislocated Worker

Trade Adjustment Assistance

Additional WorkForce Center services

job skills partnership

Job Skills Partnership

Strong, unique partnership with higher education institutions and businesses

Supports business job training programs and low-income workers

other incumbent worker training

Other Incumbent Worker Training

DEED has Business Services Representatives across Minnesota to help employers with workforce problems

Incumbent worker training funds are also provided through Dislocated Worker and other programs



  • DEED had 305,233 total workforce development customers in PY12
  • While our economy has recovered well, we have a lot of work to do to meet the workforce challenges of the future