Workforce Development Division


Mission Statement
To provide employment services and training options that connect employers and job seekers through community partnerships and technology. 

Location in-person hours:

Woodbury - Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon - 1 p.m.) 651-275-8665.
Cottage Grove - No Walk-In by appointment only call 651-430-4162. 
Forest Lake - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Hardwood Creek Library walk-in & appointment 651-275-7265
Services also available by phone, email, and virtual meetings including job seeker trainings and career fairs.

Washington County CareerForce services
Brenda's Success Story

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Service Provider Transition - effective Aug 1, 2022

Senior Community Service Employment Programs services for Washington County residents will be provided by Somali Community Resettlement Services Minneapolis office starting August 1, 2022. Washington County residents interested in Senior Community Service Employment Program services after July 31, 2022 can contact Somali Community Resettlement Services directly for application: 612-353-6380, or Ifrah at .

Career Fair - August 24, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  1. Free Training
  1. Eligibility-Based Services
  1. Businesses
  1. Looking for Work?

A proud partner of the American Job Center network.
Washington County CareerForce administers programs targeted to dislocated workers, low-income adults, disadvantaged youth and young adults, welfare-to-work participants and low-income seniors. Our goal is to help them become successful in securing and retaining jobs and to enhance marketable skills for the current labor market.   

 CareerForce serves employers by helping them find the right workers from entry-level to highly-skilled candidates. CareerForce serves career seekers no matter where they are at in their career from just starting out to mid-level management and beyond. CareerForce does this through customized career planning, resume revision and interview preparation, plus education and training for eligible career seekers and the ability to search thousands of Minnesota job openings online.