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Online tools for Minnesota job seekers

Positively MinnesotaSponsor: Minnesota DEEDPositively Minnesota is the main page for the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) with locations and hours for workforce centers around the state, information about app

Positively Minnesota
Sponsor: Minnesota DEED
Positively Minnesota is the main page for the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) with locations and hours for workforce centers around the state, information about applying for unemployment benefits, the job search process, writing a resume and more.

CareerOneStop
Sponsor: U.S. Dept of Labor
CareerOneStop is a national job and career exploration site, with information about training, relocation, job postings, career pathways, career management and more. It has tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals, ex-military. The site is managed by Minnesota DEED under contract to the U.S. DOL.

JobSTAT
Sponsor: Minnesota DEED
JobSTAT is a portal into several different databases, providing one integrated set of tools to explore a particular career or occupational fit, from skill matching, skill gap analysis and training options, to salary information, job demand forecasts and actual job openings in Minnesota. This site has become a template for national job search and career exploration sites.

The following sites all feed into JobSTAT and have rich tools worth exploring as well.

iSEEK.org
Sponsor: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU)
iSEEK is aimed at high school and college students, job seekers, career professionals, educators and more providing valuable information for people planning careers. It also has special sections for veterans, immigrants, people with disabilities and ex-offenders.  There is a “Reality Check” which helps young people plan their careers while getting information about mortgages, utilities and other typical expenses. The site also provides information about the probability of success in a particular field. (Spoiler Alert: it provides a dose of reality for those with dreams of becoming a professional athlete or the next American Idol.)

Occupations in Demand
Sponsor: Minnesota DEED
OID  allows job seekers to select, view and download high-demand occupations data by region across the state. Job seekers can sort by demand, wages, education and more.

MinnesotaWorks.net
Sponsor: Minnesota DEED
MinnesotaWorks is the state’s job bank that links job seekers and actual job openings. It has unique technology that “reads” a resume to match it with job requirements (not just a keyword search). A job seeker can post up to five resumes or view jobs. An employer can post job openings or view resumes. Right now there are over 63,000 resumes on the site and over 24,000 jobs posted. In a survey a year ago, more than 60 percent of employers who posted a job on Minnesota Works hired someone they found on the site.

O*net OnLine
Sponsor: U.S. Dept of Labor
This is a skill matching website that allows job seekers to search by industry, job or skills to find possible related fields. A job seeker can enter a tool or technology they are trained on and find occupations that are relevant to that skill or they can enter a job title or an industry and find related jobs. The site also screens for “green jobs.”

Source: MinnPost & Minnesota DEED