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Employment Services

Employment services at the Eastside Financial Center support individuals in seeking and maintaining employment.  Our employment services are geared to helping people and their families reach their longterm financial goals. We stay with you on your path to success, giving you the help you need along the way.

Employment Counseling

Work one-on-one with an Employment Counselor to develop and customize a plan of action to meet your goals, and get guidance as you put your plan in motion.   

The employment coaching you receive will help you develop an action plan to support your individual goals of:

  • Finding a new job
  • Increasing your income
  • Making a lateral or upward move at your current job
  • Creating or fine tuning job search documents and interview skills
  • Developing work skills
  • Connecting to training and certification opportunities
  • Transitioning from a job into a career

Employment Counselors are connected to specialized training opportunities, job fairs, employment opportunities, and employers, as well as the best job search websites, and other online job search networking sites. 

Career Exploration and Personal Development 

Take the time to explore careers you are interested in, what they entail, and what kinds of requirements are needed (education, credentials, etc.). Assess your skills and see what careers are a good fit for your skills and experience. Get closer to finding the career you were meant to do.

Be the best you that you can be. Set goals for yourself and think about the steps you need to take to achieve your goals. Work on self-presentation skills. Talking about yourself does not come naturally to everyone. Develop ways to share information about yourself with others that may help you develop personally and professionally.

Career Exploration and Personal Development involves group workshops and one-on-one employment & financial counseling. 

Career Coaching

Career Coaching is a part of our Bridges to Career Opportunities program, which connects job-seekers looking to enter or advance in the healthcare or construction industries with basic and occupational skills training, credentialing, or post-secondary educational opportunities. Bridges to Career Opportunities builds upon the Center's Financial Opportunity program which integrates employment coaching, financial coaching, and income support services to empower individuals to increase earnings, reduce financial transaction costs and build wealth for themselves and their families.  In addition to employment goals, you will also work with a financial counselor who will support you to reach your financial goals.    

Call us at 651-771-2566 to make an appointment or learn more about employment services at the Eastside Financial Center.

Workshops for Job Seekers

Job Seeker Workshops are designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools to help gain employment. Facilitators not only provide basic information on how to secure employment, but also demystify the job search and interview processes.  They provide insights into current employment trends and etiquette.  Workshops are free and open to the community.


Please call us at 651-771-2566 to sign up for a workshop.

Additional Employment Resources

Additional employment resource training opportunities are available at the Lutheran Social Service Training and Education Center (TEC) in Minneapolis. These free trainings are all offered at the Center for Changing Lives, located at 2400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404, and are structured to help community members maximize their job search experience.

To learn more about the TEC and services offered, click here.

To register for classes offered at the TEC, click here.

Useful Online Employment Sites