The Workforce Council was incorporated in 1983 to administer job training programs in the nine county area of South Central Minnesota and expanded its role to include welfare reform and oversight responsibilities for the WorkForce Center System. The Council is responsible for designing and marketing employment services, selecting organizations to deliver those services and monitor service delivery.
The majority of our members are local business leaders. Our members also represent education, human services, community based organizations, labor, economic development, employment services and rehabilitation services.
The Council serves nine counties in partnership with a Joint Powers Board comprised of a Commissioner from each county.