DEED Announces New Targeted Population Workforce Programs
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) today launched its new $50 million Targeted Population Workforce Programs initiative, which focuses on skills training and support services to bring populations of workers who have been historically overlooked and often face multiple barriers to employment – particularly people of color – into the workforce at family-sustaining wages.
"DEED is delivering for Minnesota's workforce, employers and the workforce development organizations that help to connect them through our new Targeted Population Workforce Programs initiative," said DEED Commissioner Matt Varilek. "This program will provide workers in underserved communities with the technical and work-readiness skills and support needed to secure good-paying jobs, and advance employers' efforts to fill job vacancies statewide."