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Posted by Kevin W Womble Sr on November 11, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Job Training Programs for Ex Offenders


These organizations in South Minneapolis can help you get the job training you need:




15 5th St. S Suite 1100

Phone: (612)348-8570

Services: Provides re-entry help to ex-offenders for finding employment, as well as housing, education, and more. Call Ruth Johnson at (612)348-8570 or click here for more information.



Northside Jobs Connection

2507 Fremont Ave. N

Phone: (612)529-9267

Services: Northside Jobs Connections helps people with barriers to employment, including a criminal record. They can help you with work readiness, resume building, interview skills, transportation, and more. Call for more information.


EMERGE Staffing

Temporary Employment

1101 W Broadway

Phone: (612)787-3777

Services: Provides temporary employment opportunities, as well as support for you as you look for employment. EMERGE Staffing has computers, printers, phones, and fax machines, and can help you with transportation. Click here for more information, or call (612)787-3777.


Goodwill/Easter Seals


Phone: (651)288-0324

Services: ReEntryWorks is a program for men who have recently been released from prison. You can receive training, help with resumes or job searches, and more. Click here for more information, or call (651)288-0324.

Eligibility Requirements: You must be 18 years or older, released from prison in Minnesota in the past 90 days, and ready and able to start working 32 hours a week immediately.


PPL Industries

Industry Training Program

1179 15th Ave. SE

Phone: (612) 332-0664

Services: Offers training in light assembly and manufacturing skills. This is a long-term paid training program which will allow you to build a steady work history. Candidates with a criminal background welcome. To apply, visit PPL Industries and complete an application. There is a waiting list.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am – 4pm



Retail Training Program

850 15th Ave. NE

Phone: (612) 789-3322

Services: Warehouse and customer service paid training program in a retail environment. This is a paid training program that will allow you to build a work history and develop a reputation for dependability and responsibility. Limited positions are available. Call Wayne at 612-789-3322 x204 or drop by for more information.

Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm



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