Career Lab/Resource Room

The resource area is the core of every CareerForce location and serves as a business office for job seekers and a resource for employers.  It features the tools and resources needed to find a job or make a career change.  Resource areas are located in the Woodbury, Forest Lake and Cottage Grove Service Centers and are open Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm.  Staff are available to: 

  • Help you understand and apply the fundamentals of a successful job search to plan your own job search
  • Help you navigate online job searching
  • Offer advice on resume and cover letter creation
  • Help you learn to research employers
  • Assist with researching potential careers, education planning, financial aid information
  • Teach proper contact and follow up with prospective employers
  • Administer assessments: typing test, Northstar Digital learning, Computer Skills Certificates
  • Recommend workshops, networking groups, job fairs
  • Offer assistance with Unemployment Insurance application, and ongoing questions for existing recipients
  • Recommend other resources and services in the community

On-site hiring events & Mini Job Fairs:

Looking for job opportunities? Check out our On-Site Hiring Events at each of our Resource Room locations. Every month employers are in the resource rooms recruiting for open positions within their companies.

September is Workforce Development Month in the State of Minnesota.  Washington County is hosting events during the week of September 16th at each of our three CareerForce locations.  Click on each location tab below for details:

Contact Us

  1. Woodbury CareerForce
    Phone: 651-430-6455
    Fax: 651-275-8682

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Resource Room Locations
    Forest Lake
    Cottage Grove

    Questions Regarding Workshops

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  1. Woodbury
  2. Cottage Grove
  3. Forest Lake
Workforce Development Month Event & CareerForce Launch
​Thursday, September 19, 2019  1pm - 3pm
Open House | Program at 1:30 | Mock Interviews | Resource Partners