JANUARY 18, 2018
JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT: Dislocated Worker Project Liaison/Outreach Specialist (Part-time)
Under the general direction of the Director and under the immediate supervision of the Operations Director, the employee in this classification will assist in the development and implementation of an outreach program to laid off employees of large-scale dislocated worker events. The employee will help develop a recruitment strategy and coordinate outreach activities. The employee will maintain a working knowledge of the dislocated worker program and related resources available to affected workers. The employee will perform related work as required, including assisting Career Counselors with enrollment and service paperwork, developing communications with affected workers, and other outreach activities as assigned. This position is based out of the Grand Rapids Workforce Center. Click here to view full job description.
JANUARY 12, 2018
Announcements will be sent out to laid off Blandin workers regarding Dislocated Worker enrollment sessions. Please watch your mail for this information.
JANUARY 5, 2018
The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) now has office hours established at the Blandin work site from 9AM-11AM and1PM-3PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Drop-ins are welcome! NEMOJT staff are available to answer your questions about programs and services.
From the desk of John Peterson, NEMOJT Grand Rapids:
"The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training has ramped up local efforts to serve employees affected by the recent downsizing at Blandin UPM. Several well attended informational meetings were held early in December to inform affected employees of the training, job search, relocation, unemployment, and related services available at no cost to them as a result of the downsizing. Individual follow up sessions continue onsite at Blandin and at the Grand Rapids Workforce Center. Several affected workers formed a steering committee to help shape and guide NEMOJT's efforts. Community leaders, recognizing the distress and tremendous economic impact of the layoffs, have also formed an advisory board seeking to rally local services and initiatives designed to assuage the discomforts and retain that very skilled labor pool."