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Regional Resilience

Friday, November 16, 2018

Determining industry clusters in a regional economy has been an important tool of regional planners and policymakers for decades. Regional industry clusters show communities the...
Many Pathways. One Mission.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (RMCEP) is proud to celebrate 50 Years of making employment dreams a reality.  RMCEP has adapted and evolved with the...
Memorandum: Job Counselor/Resource Room Consultant

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Rural concentrated concentrated employment Minnesota program, inc. CEP 803 Roosevelt Avenue • P.O. Box 1108 • Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56502-1108 (218) 846-7400 • www.rmcep.com www.facebook.com/RMCEP Memorandum To: Distribution Date: September 24,...
Job Opportunity: MFIP Job Counselor

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Rural Minnesota program, Inc. CEP 803 Roosevelt Avenue • P.O. Box 1108 • Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 56502-1108 (218) 846-7400 • www.rmcep.com • www.facebook.com/RMCEP Date: August 29, 2018 From: Vicki...
State Gains 6,600 Jobs in June

Friday, August 10, 2018

Unemployment rate steady at 3.1 percent ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 6,600 jobs in June, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Minnesota Department of...
RMCEP Celebrates 50 Years

Friday, August 03, 2018

It’s rare for a nonprofit organization to survive for more than a couple of decades. Those with staying power seem to have a few characteristics...
State Gains 10,200 Jobs in May

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Unemployment rate drops to 3.1 percent ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 10,200 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department...
DEED Approves Job Creation Funding for Five Businesses

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Businesses commit to investing $20.7 million, creating 131 jobs ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) approved grants totaling nearly $706,000 to...
Request for Quotes

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. (RMCEP) is seeking a request for quotes as specified in the statement of work contained herein.  RMCEP recently conducted an Employee...
Free April 11 Event Kicks Off Region 5 Series

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Challenged with finding reliable workers in the Region 5 service area to grow your business? You're not alone. Attend this April 11 workshop—and others in...
RMCEP provides college and career advising

Friday, October 27, 2017

Rural students are less likely than their urban counterparts to attend college. This urban vs. rural divide is significant because it influences career choices and...
Upcoming PACER Workshops

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What Families Need to Know about Youth Career Pathways and WorkForce Centers Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Learn about career planning options for in-school and out-of-school...
Bringing workforce resources on the road

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

As technology has advanced, the traditional method of finding and securing a job has evolved. Basic computer skills are now a prerequisite for job seekers...
Integrating New Americans into the workforce

Monday, June 26, 2017

As fertility rates decline and Baby Boomers age and retire, the U.S. workforce is starting to shrink. Historically, evidence has shown the more people in...
Employment services site set up at public library

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Job seekers have a new ally. Scott Piepkorn, an employment counselor with Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program (CEP), will offer free assistance two days a week. As...
Keeping up with workplace trends

Monday, May 22, 2017

The nature of work has shifted dramatically in recent years. Much of the changes can be attributed to advances in technology, which help workers become...
Rising Demand for Home-Based Care

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

As the population ages, industries that provide home care for older adults and people with disabilities will be in greater demand.  Two of those industries –...
New Normal in the Labor Market

Thursday, May 04, 2017

While it didn’t get a lot of attention, Minnesota’s annual unemployment rate finished below 4 percent in both 2015 and 2016, according to a story...
Successful Spring Job Fairs

Monday, May 01, 2017

Finding a job isn’t an easy task. Thankfully, there’s assistance out there. Rural MN CEP has been helping match employees with jobs for nearly 50...
Workforce Diversity in Minnesota

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In a first-of-its-kind study, DEED reached out to Minnesota employers last year to better understand how they are approaching workforce diversity.  Generally, the study found that...
X Marks the Spot

Friday, April 14, 2017

As Minnesotans age, demand for x-ray technicians will increase. Radiologic technologists and technicians take x-rays at hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. X-ray technicians have a long...
Rural Minnesota CEP News & Events

Monday, January 30, 2017

For all the latest news articles and event postings, Rural Minnesota CEP brings forth a comprehensive list of news articles that shows first-hand the efforts...
Dislocated Worker Program

Monday, January 23, 2017

For workers facing a layoff, for employers considering a layoff, and for other counseling and services, the State of Minnesota has a Dislocated Worker Program...
Transitional Internship Program

Monday, January 16, 2017

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. will use grant funds provided for the Transitional Internship program to provide high quality work-sites to introduce career pathways,...
Bridging Career Pathways

Monday, January 09, 2017

The Bridging to Career Pathways program was designed to provide skills training, paid internships, on-the-job training and job development for approximately 75 adult participants who...
Career Advising in the High Schools

Monday, January 02, 2017

Career guidance and counseling programs aim to assist students in making more informed and better educational and career choices. In a growing program, Rural Minnesota...
Give Yourself a Hand

Friday, December 30, 2016

Make staying healthy and fit a priority for you during stressful times like a job search. Many studies have shown that exercise and eating right...
Prognosis is in for Physical Therapists

Friday, December 30, 2016

Each year millions of Americans – newborns to seniors – receive physical therapy services. Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve their movement and...
Youthbuild Program

Monday, December 26, 2016

The Youthbuild Program at our Moorhead office specializes in job training for youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are...
Minnesota Family Investment Program

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is a program designed for low-income families with children. The goal of this program is to assist families to...
Minnesota Youth Program

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Minnesota Youth Program consists of different elements such as: paid work experience, coordination with summer school classes and working, leadership development opportunities, mentoring, and...
Senior Employment Programs

Monday, November 28, 2016

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. offers services for Senior Adults over the age of 55. This program is available to low-income individuals designed to...
Testimonials

Monday, November 21, 2016

“Thank you! Without the help from CEP I would not be financially independent ~ RK” “The CEP program is great and got me back on...
Public Assistance Employment and Training Program

Monday, November 14, 2016

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. is eager to assist and provide high-quality and effective employment services to people who are receiving Minnesota Family Investment...
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

Monday, November 07, 2016

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a comprehensive system that helps individuals gain the skill businesses need through a national credential platform. This credential...
Rural Minnesota CEP Youth Services Program

Monday, October 31, 2016

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc., provides a list of services available throughout the region for youths to utilize. Through the creation of area partners,...
Rural Minnesota CEP – a regional organization

Monday, October 24, 2016

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that provides programs and services to 19 different counties in Northwest Minnesota. Counties that...
Rural Minnesota CEP Business Services

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. provides business services for on-the-job training, referrals, job fairs, interview space, and retention and soft skill counseling. Currently, there...
Rural Minnesota CEP

Monday, October 10, 2016

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. has assisted individuals in realizing their employment dreams for over forty eight years. Connecting job seekers with employers allows...
Compare Minnesota Gets a Makeover

Thursday, September 29, 2016

It’s always been a breeze for site selectors and businesses to see how Minnesota compares with other states using the Compare Minnesota tool. Compare Minnesota is...
CEP Receives grant for youth.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant to the Detroit Lakes office of the Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment...
State Senator Visits RMCEP

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  Minnesota State Senator Carrie Ruud recently visited our Brainerd office.  In her newletter she states: "This morning I attended an event at Brainerd Workforce Development Center...
Youth RFP

Monday, June 30, 2014

Public Service Announcement Terry Janes, Director of Operations Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. 218-846-7400                                                                                                       RMCEP RELEASES REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS FOR YOUTH SERVICES   Workforce Investment Act Competitive Proposal Request for Proposal:...
Workforce Council

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. has an opening on its Workforce Council for a private sector employer.  Applications will be accepted through July 11, 2014.  The...
Rural Minnesota at Work!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rural Minnesota at Work!   Adult Competitive Grant Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. (RMCEP) has been involved in sector work since 2007 when the agency focused on identified...
Regional Career Advising!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Access to sound career counseling, including knowledge of demand occupations, is vital to assisting youth in making well-informed career choices.  Currently there is little career...
Matching Jobs with Training

Monday, December 02, 2013

  Matching Jobs With Training Workforce development programs generally link their training to fields that need workers, such as health care and precision manufacturing. After all, it...
Collaboration on Welding Training

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Rural Minnesota CEP, along with Northwest Private Industry Council and M-State Community and Technical College, have collaborated to bring the mobile welding trailer to Fosston. ...
Rural Minnesota CEP

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dan Wenner (DETROIT LAKES)   Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (RMCEP) held their joint Board of Directors and Workforce Council meeting this week in Ottertail. RMCEP...
Beating the Odds in Wilkin County

Monday, October 28, 2013

An client on MFIP is working her way off the system with the help of RMCEP job counselors.  Ashely Kiser is a single working mother...
Job Vacancies Hit 12-Year High in Second Quarter

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Article By: Positively Minnesota   Minnesota employers report 72,570 openings, up 15.3 percent from a year ago   ST. PAUL – Job vacancies in Minnesota climbed to their highest level...
Summit and Showcase 2013-Falling into Action!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Summit and Showcase 2013 – Falling into Action! Date: Friday, October 11, 2013 Time: 9:30 AM Venue: Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes Campus, Detroit Lakes, MN Minnesota Northwest Region...
Career Advising Services

Monday, August 26, 2013

RMCEP has been awarded a second year of a grant by the Otto Bremer Foundation to offer career advising for students enrolled in the Brainerd...
Family Development Certification

Monday, August 26, 2013

RMCEP is leading the way with a strength-based holistic approach to assisting our Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) families reach their true self-sufficiency and full...
Mobile Welding Training

Monday, August 26, 2013

RMCEP, in partnership with Minnesota State Community & Technical College (M-State), just completed its first course in providing 160 hours of tailroed welding trianing to...
DEED Deputy Commissioner to speak at RMCEP Open House April 18 in Detroit Lakes

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

All are welcome to attend the Open House at the Detroit Lakes center on April 18th from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  Ribbon cutting and program to begin at 10:00 am.  Speakers include DEED Deputy Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly, Andrew Martin from Senator Amy Klobuchar's offce, Valerie Gravseth from Senator Al Franken's office, Carrie Johnston of the DL Chamber of Commerce, Carol Anderson of the Workforce Council,...
Your Future, Your Job Fair April 18th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Your Future, Your Job Fair  Thursday April 18th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Come dressed to impress! RMCEP is hosting a Job Fair at the WorkForce Center in Detroit Lakes at 803 Roosevelt Ave.  Bring your resume and come ready to interview......local employers are hiring! For more information, contact the Workforce Center at 218-847-7377
RMCEP Awarded MSJP Grant for Mobile Welding Training

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

RMCEP was awarded a $99,000 grant from Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) to provide a mobile welding training lab In partnership with MN State Community & Technical College (M State), RMCEP will provide a tailored welding training program to low-income unemployed, underemployed and incumbent workers that will focus on honing current skills or initiating a pathway into manufacturing careers.  In preparation for this project, RMCEP...
RMCEP Named Among TOP High-Impact Workforce Development Non-Profits in MNSights

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

RMCEP named among top non-profits in workforce development in Minnesota. In the Spring 2012 edition of MNSights, the magazine for Minnesota Philantropists, RMCEP ranked in the top 18 Minnesota non-profits that are helping our state's workforce move in the right direction.  Minnesota Philanthropy Partners teamed with Philantropedia to conduct a survey asking local experts which workforce-related nonprofits are having significant impact in the state.  MNSights suggests...
RMCEP named Provider of the Year

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

RMCEP received the Provider of the Year award at the statewide Job Seeker Counselor Conference from the Department of Employment and Economc Development.  Anthony Alongi, Director of Dislocated and Trade Adjustment services stated that "this award is based on RMCEP's demonstrated commitment to quality customer service and responsibility with taxpayer investments.  ...You generate strong results in a large area of the state that includes some...
Board of Directors

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. is looking for an at-large member for its Board of Directors.  The purpose of the Board of Directors is to approve...
Public Comment on Draft Plan

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLIC NOTICE to submit the 2016-2017 Workforce Annual Plan for the utilization of State and Federal Employment and Training Funds in Local...
Who will be the Leaders in West Central Minnesota?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  West Central Leadership Academy  Many residents of rural Minnesota are looking around and asking who will fill leadership rolls in their community.  Along with other partners, RMCEP is actively participating in the West Central Leadership Community to develop future community leaders.  For more information, click here    
Minnesota gains 5,900 jobs in September

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Minnesota employers added 5,900 jobs in September, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The agency said the unemployment...

I work full time now, feel great about myself and setting a good example for my kids.  Staff helped me make a plan for my son who is disabled.  They made me feel like they really cared about what they were doing. ~ AN

Re-Employment presented many unforeseen challenges for me.  Rural Minnesota CEP provided much needed, and greatly appreciated support.  Thank You. ~ MM

I love my RN job & couldn't have gotten here without the help of CEP!  Thank You! ~ CR

Thank you!  Without the help from CEP I would not be financially independent ~ RK

This program was awesome and helped me get started in my nursing career, when I was unable to afford it.  Thank you so much! ~ SH

I know if it wasn't for Rural Mn CEP I would not be in the positive situation that they helped me get to in my life.  I  am so grateful!  Thank you Rural Mn CEP! ~ TC