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Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. Awarded Provider of the Year

Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. (RMCEP) has been named the State of Minnesota Provider of the Year. This award was based on RMCEP's demonstrated commitment to quality customer service and responsibility with taxpayer investments. It was also based on the agency's ability to generate strong and consistent results in a large area of the state that includes some truly challenging economic and demographic trends.

RMCEP helps people find jobs or get the training they need to find the job they want. If they are undecided, there are career exploration and planning activities available. RMCEP is a private non-profit WorkForce Center partner that is located in eight WorkForce Centers in Northwest Minnesota. Each has information on job openings and offers a variety of workshops on job search techniques, resume writing and interviewing. There are computers with internet access, telephones, printers, copiers and fax machines for customers use.

RMCEP can also help employers by posting their job openings and hosting job fairs where employers can access large numbers of job seekers at once. Staff can provide information and answer questions about the labor market and employment law. There is office space available that employers can use to conduct interviews. RMCEP can help cut the cost of training a new employee through on-the-job training.

These services are available at no charge. RMCEP offices are located in the WorkForce Center buildings in Moorhead, Alexandria, Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Bemidji, Brainerd, Wadena and Little Falls. RMCEP is listed in the telephone book under Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program (RMCEP).

RMCEP is a WorkForce Center Partner, serving nineteen counties in Northwest Minnesota.