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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

Whether you are looking for the “job for now” or ready to focus on your career, your employment is a major contributing factor to your livelihood, income, and financial capability. Let us meet you where you are to help you take the steps towards obtaining a stable, rewarding, and fulfilling career in your chosen field.

Our employment programs use multiple approaches to help you to achieve financial wellness and capability. In addition to working with an employment counselor on employment goals, you will also work with a financial counselor on financial goals (and review your budget, credit, debt (including student loans), and discuss other financial needs), and get connected to resources to help you while you are in transition (instead of dipping into your savings or borrowing from friends and family).

Work one-on-one with Employment and Financial Counselors 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. 

Bridges to Career Opportunities

Get the education you need for the education you want!

The Bridges to Career Opportunities (BCO) program connects job-seekers looking to enter or advance in two specific career pathways: healthcare or construction with basic and occupational skills training, credentialing, or post-secondary educational opportunities.

The BCO program 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.  

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

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