Veterans Employment Support Across Southeast Minnesota

Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) is ready to help veterans across Southeast Minnesota find meaningful employment. Veterans will receive free, individualized, one-on-one support to find, obtain, and maintain new work.

WDI professionals are also well versed in other Southeast Minnesota programs and resources. Count on us to help you navigate the opportunities available to you so you can get the best help quickly.

Salute Southern MN Veterans Network

WDI coordinates Salute Southern MN, a regional program that exists to serve the local community of active duty soldiers, guard members, reservists, veterans, and their families. It’s a network of employers, educators, nonprofits, and support services designed to help this community thrive in the workplace and beyond. Specific offerings include:

  • Networking events. Meet real employers and make connections.
  • On-going career advancement. Engage with employers in the career fields that you’re interested in.
  • Mentorship. Need a little more help in navigating career, family, and life challenges? We can pair you with mentors who have been there, done that, and want to help.

The Salute Southern MN program has made real differences in the lives of veterans. Call us today at (507) 292-5152 or email us to learn more and get started today.

Individualized WDI Services

In addition to the veteran- and service member-specific Salute program, WDI offers many services to help you find and maintain meaningful employment. Our Career Planners customize plans for every client. Veterans employment services can include:

  • Assessment for marketable skills. A Career Planner will meet with you one-on-one to help you determine your marketable skills in the Southeast Minnesota labor market. Get help translating your military experience for civilian hiring managers and HR departments.
  • Career planning. Not sure where to head next after the military? A WDI Career Planner can help you think through your goals, skills, and experience. Our knowledge of the local labor market can also help you identify opportune industries in which to forge a new career.
  • Job search and application help. WDI holds regular job search workshops, helping individuals create resumes and applications that catch the attention of employers.
  • Other support services. Sometimes just having help getting to work can make the difference for success at a new job. WDI can help with that and much more. Whatever your unique situation, WDI experts are ready to assist.

Veterans Network Taskforce: Skills Translators and Resources

Military Skills Translator
Military to Civilian Occupation Translator Career One Stop
Military Skills Translator VA
Military Crosswalk Search O*Net Online
What do you want to do for a living? My Next Move
Private Security Jobs Silent Professionals

Connect with Workforce Development Today

Interested in the Salute Southern MN program? Or looking for individualized veterans employment services from WDI? Don’t hesitate to call or stop by the nearest WDI office today. WDI is ready to meet you where you are and help get you where you want to go.


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