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Public Notice to submit the 2009-2010 Workforce Annual Plan for the utilization of State and Federal Employment and Training Funds in Workforce Service Area 2 (WSA2).

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Public Notice

to submit the 2009-2010 Workforce

Annual Plan for the utilization of State

and Federal Employment and Training


Funds in Workforce Service Area 2


WSA 2 encompasses the following

counties: Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay,

Clearwater, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant,

Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen,

Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Todd,

Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin. Services will

be provided to employers, job seekers and

workers through one-stop shopping at local

WorkForce Centers. The operator of the cen-

ters is a partnership consisting of the Minne-

sota Department of Employment and Eco-

nomic Development (DEED), Rural Minneso-

ta CEP (RMCEP), Rehabilitation Services

and State Services for the Blind. The Work-

Force Council will ensure that the workforce

investment system meets the labor market

needs of its customers. RMCEP will provide

WorkForce Investment Act (WIA), State Dis-

located Worker Program, Minnesota Youth

Program (MYP) and Senior Community Ser-

vice Employment Program (SCSEP) servic-

es. WIA is a federal funded program de-

signed to increase the occupational skills at-

tainment, employment, job retention and

earnings of participants in order to improve

the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare

dependency, and enhance the productivity

and competitiveness of the nation. The State

Dislocated Worker Program assists workers

who lose their jobs because of layoff or plant

closing. MYP provides summer jobs and ba-

sic work skills training for youth age 14-21.

SCSEP provides part-time jobs for individu-

als age 55 and older. DEED utilizes Wagner-

Peyser funds to provide a labor exchange,

connecting job seekers with potential em-

ployers. Unemployment Insurance (UI),

Veterans, Work Opportunities Tax Credit and

Trade Adjustment Act programs are also ac-

cessed through DEED. DEED's Business

Services efforts are meant to complement lo-

cal efforts. The Business Outreach Plan con-

nects these efforts in an integrated manner.

The local outreach plan is incorporated with

economic development, education and local

entities identified by the Workforce Council.

RMCEP fully endorses the promotion of

equal opportunity and non-discrimination in

all aspects of employment and training in-

cluding recruitment, selection, appointment,

promotion, compensation and any other per-

sonal or programmatic action for RMCEP

staff, participants or subcontractors. For a

draft of the full plan, contact the RMCEP

Planner, Vicki Leaderbrand, at

(218) 846-7400. Comments should be sub-

mitted by June 15, 2009, to: Dan Wenner,

Director Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. 803

Roosevelt Avenue P.O. Box 1108 Detroit

Lakes, MN 56502-1108

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