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MARCH 6, 2018

USS Employment Opportunities:  Click here to view a list of open jobs at United States Steel Corporation.  If you are interested, you will need to apply online at the following address: and follow these steps - Working at U.S. Steel, Job Opportunities, Search Salaried or Wage Opportunities.  

JANUARY 23, 2018

ATTENTION! You will be receiving a notification letter to attend a special Blandin Dislocated Worker Enrollment session at Itasca Community College for the morning or afternoon of February 13th, 14th or 16th. You will have an assigned session time in your letter. Sessions usually last about two hours and are required for participation in the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. If an assigned time doesn't work for you, contact a NEMOJT Counselor in the Grand Rapids Workforce Center. (218) 327-6760

JANUARY 18, 2018

JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT:  Dislocated Worker Project Liaison/Outreach Specialist (Part-time)

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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.

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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:

December 2017

"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."

Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training, a Minnesota WorkForce Center partner.