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MN WorkForce Center receives funding

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Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. (RMCEP) has been awarded $37,739 in incentive funding for excellent performance in its Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs.

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The performance standard for adults entering employment was set at 81 percent.

RMCEP attained a rate of 97 percent.

Of adults who found jobs, 89 percent were still employed after nine months, exceeding the standard for employment retention of 81 percent.

The entered employment performance standard for dislocated workers, or worker who have been laid off, was set at 84 percent.

98 percent of the dislocated workers who completed program services found jobs and 92 percent were still employed after nine months, exceeding the standard for employment retention of 89 percent.

These results were attained through a combination of services tailored to each individual, including career planning, occupational training, resume building and job search activities.

These services were provided at the WorkForce Centers in Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Little Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

According to Dan Wenner, Director of RMCEP, these incentive monies will be used to further the delivery of employment and training services.

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

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