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We have comprised a list of relevant resources, organization and contact links that may offer additional valuable information. We will be adding links on a regular basis. Please contact us if you find a broken link.

The following are useful sites on the web:

America’s Job Bank: The America’s Job Bank computerized network links the 1,800 state Employment Service offices. It provides job seekers with the largest pool of active job opportunities available anywhere. For employers it provides rapid, national exposure for job openings.

Jobs Minnesota: An employment listing service, serving the employment community of Minnesota.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: Minnesota’s statewide association of nonprofits providing the connections you need and the information you want.

CareerForce: A link that touches on services to the job seekers, employers, and other resources. Minnesota WorkForce Center’s link also gives information on labor market. Take control of your career with job searches and personalized career tools.

Community Action Partnership: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

South Central WorkForce Council: South Central WorkForce Council oversees employment and training services provided by the South Central WorkForce Center System. Our Mission is to “Develop and Maintain a Quality WorkForce for South Central Minnesota”.

Need Phone Service?

What is it?

Link Up Minnesota is a program designed to provide eligible indivduals with a reduction of one-half of the local telephone service connection and installation charges, up to $30. Link Up does not help with payment toward past or current telephone bills.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for benefits, an applicant must not be claimed as a dependent for Federal Income Tax purposes, unless he or she is more than sixty years old and meet income guidelines.

Where Can I Get an Application?

Applications and further details on the Link Up Minnesota program are available from local telephone company business offices, and at various social service and community organizations throughout the state. You may also contact the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for further information or applications: 651-282-5947, Toll-Free 1-800-657-3782, TTY 651-297-1200

What Other Telephone Programs are there?

The Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) offers qualifying indivduals who are 65 years or older or have a disability, up to $7 credit on their monthly bill. For more information or an application, please contact your local telephone company or the Department of Human Services at 651-296-2765, Toll-Free 1-800-657-3838

The Federal Lifeline program (independent of TAP) offers individuals receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Low-Income Home Energy Assistance, a credit of $5.25 on their monthly bill. Contact your local telephone company for more information.