Employment & Training
What We Do
Scott County Employment & Training is a division of Health and Human Services Department and a Dakota/Scott CareerForce partner. We help residents obtain employment and pursue career goals.
Using the Career Lab
The Career Lab is available to help residents access technology and resources to apply for employment positions. The Lab is open on weekdays from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. No appointments are necessary to use the Career Lab.
The Career Lab is currently hosting Thursday in-person Employer of the Day Hiring Events. Please reference the Quick Links section below for weekly details. For information on virtual hiring events and virtual workshops, visit CareerForce MN.
Are you unemployed or underemployed? Are you looking to update your current skill set? Call us to discuss your options at 952-496-8310.
Or complete a Contact Record and drop it off by using one of the following methods: in person at the Health and Human Services Front Desk, after-hours drop off box located near the Atwood entrance, mail, fax to 952-496-8675 or email to EmploymentandTraining@co.scott.mn.us.
The Dislocated Worker Program offers free services to help eligible individuals that are 18 year of age and older find suitable reemployment. The Adult Program provides employment and training services to eligible adults 18 years of age and older.
The Diversionary Work Program (DWP ES) is a short-term (up to 4 months) work-focused program which requires immediate participation with employment services.
The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP ES) is Minnesota's welfare reform program for families with children.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program provides part-time community service jobs for people 55 years of age or older who meet income guidelines.
The SNAP Employment & Training Program assists recipients to prepare for employment and to become employed. Participants receive services from an employment services provider such as career counseling, skills and interest assessments, job search assistance, and other support services.
The Employment & Training Youth Program provides summer and year-round work experience and academic enrichment activities.
Public Comment Open on the 2024-2025 Scott County Draft MFIP Biennial Service Agreement (BSA)
The draft 2024-2025 MFIP Biennial Service Agreement has been posted for public comment through Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023. The purpose of the agreement is to provide the State Department of Human Services with information about services and strategies intended to meet program measure with the goal of increasing economic stability of low-income families served with consolidated funds.
Please send your comments to Brandon Kmety, Scott County Employment and Training, Government Center West, 200 4th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379-1220 or by email to email@example.com.
Click the following to view the 2024-2025 Scott County Draft MFIP Biennial Service Agreement.
We are an equal opportunity employer / program provider of the American Job Center. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation should contact 952-496-8310 at least 3 days prior to the event.