Employment & Training
COVID-19 Status Update
The Career Lab is open on a limited basis, by appointment only. Current hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-12:30. Please call the Career Lab Help Desk at 952-496-8310 to schedule an appointment. Appointments must be scheduled at least one day in advance.
All hiring events and workshops are suspended until at least August 1. We will continue to work during this time and all appointments and orientations will be done over the phone. All paperwork will be processed per usual and as it is received. You can drop off paperwork in our secure 24 hour drop off box located right outside our main office door at 752 Canterbury Road South in Shakopee. Items will picked up every top of the hour during our normal business hours. You can also use our fax at 952-496-8675. If you call your Employment Counselor direct or call 952-496-8310 please leave your full name, case number and a detailed message. All calls will be returned within 24-48 hours. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Scott County Employment and Training is a division of Health and Human Services Department and a Dakota/Scott CareerForce partner.
Are you unemployed or underemployed? Are you looking to update your current skill set? You can complete and return a Contact Record to our office and call us to discuss your options at 952-496-8310.
The Dislocated Worker Program offers free services to help eligible individuals that are 18 year of age and older find suitable reemployment. The Adult Program provides employment and training services to eligible adults 18 years of age and older.
The Diversionary Work Program (DWP ES) is a short-term (up to 4 months) work-focused program which requires immediate participation with employment services.
Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP ES) is Minnesota's welfare reform program for families with children.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program provides part-time community service jobs for people 55 years of age or older who meet income guidelines.
The purpose of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP E & T) is to help Food Support recipients find employment.
The Youth Program provides summer and year-round work experience and academic enrichment activities.