Minnesota WorkForce Center System 

Minnesota’s gateway for career, education and employment opportunities:

Jobs with the State of Minnesota:

Minnesota Job Corps Centers

Become a State Trooper -  Minnesota State Patrol:

Be a correctional officer in the state prison system:

Jobs at the University of Minnesota:

Jobs with the city of Minneapolis:

Jobs with the city of St. Paul:

Jobs with the city of Duluth:

U. S. Government Resources:

America's Job Bank. Thousands of new jobs are posted daily.

AmeriCorps is part of an independent federal agency created to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.  Full-time members who complete their service earn an education award of $4,725 to pay for college.

USA Jobs is the official website for jobs in the US Federal Government

U.S. Federal Government Jobs by location - Breakthrough Publications Inc. posts jobs from 300 federal agencies – data from the Office of Personnel Management

U.S. Postal Service - Search these sites to find a job:

U.S. Department of the Interior - The Interior Department has thousands of positions nationwide:

Jobs, Education & Volunteerism - Official U.S. Government site:

AmeriCorps is a network of service programs that connects more than 70,000 young people each year in intensive service to meet our country’s needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18–24.

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration – Youth in the 21st Century

Minnesota Commercial Sites:

Minnesota Newspapers:

Minneapolis Help wanted:


Minnesota Educational Sites:

Minnesota Two-Year Colleges:

Minnesota GED Testing Program

Community, Junior and Technical colleges

Minnesota Trade Schools and Colleges:

BrainBuzz: Free computer training and study guides:

College Search for a technical college near you.

A list of every college and university in the country, from A to Z: 

Financing College:

To apply for student financial aid from the federal government, including the Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, Stafford Loan and work-study, you will need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no charge for submitting this form. The FAFSA is also required by all state-sponsored student assistance programs.  Start here to finance college:

The state of Minnesota can help you pay for college.

Minnesota Apprenticeships:

College  This is an excellent resource for learning the internship process. has internships in the non-profit sector.

Internship This is a commercial listing of thousands of internship positions. Enter "Internships" where it says "Keyword."

Non-profit and political internships listed with get a

Rising star Internships: An A to Z guide for internships across the country.

Student internship programs with the federal government:

University of Texas Career Center lists several dozen excellent internship opportunities:

National Religious & Non-Profit Organizations

The following links are to organizations that provide services to people.  Some offer paid positions and some offer volunteer opportunities.

American Friends Service Opportunities in the US and abroad

Brethren Volunteer Service—Volunteers bring hope to shattered lives, offer food and shelter to those in need, and build understanding between individuals, groups, nations, humanity, and the world we share

Criminal Justice Directory - Have you cosidered working in your state’s correctional system?  Find links to jobs here:

Earthcorps restores parks and open spaces while providing leadership and community service experience.

Fellowship of Reconcilliation: FOR is the oldest and largest interfaith peace and justice organization in the United States.  They have internships and volunteer opportunities available across the country.

Goodwill Industries International:  Local Goodwills offer a variety of programs to train job seekers in the skills they need for today’s job markets, and to help them advance their careers.

Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps AmeriCorps members serve an 11-month term constructing houses with a local Habitat affiliate. While in service, AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance and insurance.

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators:  This site includes entry-level positions for security officers on college campuses.

Inroads HomeLeadership training and internships for talented minority youth 

Lutheran Volunteer Corps has volunteer opportunities across the country.

Methodist—Global Justice Volunteers—A short-term volunteer program for young adults ages 18-25.  The program is designed to enable young adults who are 18-25 years old to have short-term experiences living and learning along side people whose lives are shaped by justice work.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mission opportunities for youth. - Search here for available positions in the U.S. or abroad.

Presbyterian Student Service Young Adult travel - internships, Mission service, Travel Summer or year long

Public Allies—Work four days each week for ten months at a local nonprofit organization where you strengthen your community by working in areas such as youth development, community development, public health, and economic development.

Social - Most, but not all jobs require college.  Good source for jobs at residential treatment facilities:

Student Conservation Association  - Helps thousands of people 18 and over find 3-to-12 month, expense-paid internship opportunities in all 50 states.

YMCA -  Many YMCA employees start their careers as member-service coordinators, swim instructors, lifeguards, health and fitness trainers, childcare and camp counselors, community outreach directors, and sports directors.

Youth Volunteer Corps of America works to increase volunteer opportunities to enrich America’s youth and address community needs.

Commercial Job Search Sites:

This section provides a list of sites from companies throughout the U.S. that get paid to link employers with job searchers like you. 

Check out the classified ads in your local newspaper on line!  Just click on this link and then click on your state.  Then select the newspapers closest to you.  Look for “employment” or“classifieds.”  You can also use the site’s search engine. is a huge collection of resources that includes links to thousands of jobs at community colleges and universities. Positions in security, maintenance and food service are included. Find a school near you.

All Retail - More than 40,000 jobs in America’s largest retail stores.

All Star Jobs - Career, education, and job search resource.

AOL Find a Job – Just fill in your state and select “all categories”

Art - Whether you're looking for a new job, or just want to understand what's happening in the arts field, ArtJob is the place to find comprehensive, up-to-date national listings of jobs, internships, fellowships and other employment opportunities in the arts. - Search engine for jobs nationally: Free career test and evaluation:

Career is a massive, national database of every imaginable kind of job:

Career - Good site for finding training centers for various careers.

Campus Career -  Jobs on college campuses across the country

Canival Fun Ships -  Imagine working on a cruise ship.  Hundreds of jobs available. – Provides access to job listings from many different websites.

Career -  This is a great site that has lots of entry level jobs that simply require a high school diploma. - Jobs at girls' camps, boys' camps, co-ed camps, camps for the disabled, camps on mountain lakes, camps on the ocean, camps in the heartland. Some are year-round.

Craigslist - Thousands of jobs across the country.  Just click on your state and you’ll findentry-level jobs that require a HS diploma:

Environmental Career - Jobs range from truck drivers to senior scientists


Employment - A Google search site. - A good source for locating employment in particular cities.

Get That Gig - Extraordinary & unusual careers, internships, and part-time jobs.

Government 5,000 state government jobs nationally:

Halliburton:  Careers in oil drilling and exploration.  Imagine drilling oil wells in the Middle East!

H - Thousands of jobs in the Hotel industry

Hotel Job Resource -  There are jobs available on beatiful resort islands.

Hilton Hotels - Hilton is everywhere, probably not far from you.

Home Depot -  Search engine for jobs nationwide

Job -  Provides job searches in all 50 states.  - The largest bilingual jobs and diversity career board in the Americas!

Local - -

Massey Energy is looking for coal miners and other laborers

MGM Mirage – The resorts of MGM MIRAGE are some of the most famous in the world, and all of them are hiring. - Huge, national datbase of thousands of jobs -

Norwegian Cruise Line jobs – Travel the world and save your money.

Online Employment Application - Printable job application forms for jobs in retail, food service, and other industries. -  Starting place for police jobs and training anywhere in the U.S.

SaraLee - Warehouse workers, drivers. etc. needed nationally.

Seafarer’s Inernational Union: Prepares students for successful careers as U.S. Merchant Mariners.  Based in Piney Point, Md., the school offers free room and board and free entry-level training.  Graduates of the entry-level training program are guaranteed a first job aboard one of the SIU's contracted vessels.  Fantastic deal.  It beats the Navy. (NOTE: If you train at the Merchant Marine Academy, you will be enrolled into the US Naval Reserve for eight years.)

Snag a -  Part time and hourly jobs nationwide – just enter your zip code

Starwood -  Thousands of jobs at hundreds of hotels and vacation spots:

Teens for Hire - Membership is free of charge and allows you to search jobs, apply online, be considered for openings, and get the latest news, info and tips on how to land a job, earn money, and/or get work experience.

True -  hourly and professional jobs.

USA Today Job Center -

Verizon Super Pages - Check the yellow pages for a job.

Work - Huge online database for jobs in every profession

WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms - WWOOF provides listing and contact information for organic farms offering volunteer opportunities and apprenticeships.

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