The EMPLOY Program

Our mission is to reduce recidivism by providing participants with the necessary tools to locate, gain and retain
employment.  We accomplish this through trainings, providing employer connections and encouraging positive change.

We work with participants to develop the ability to market their skills and work experience acquired prior to and during
incarceration to potential employers.

Additionally, we offer our participants employment support services for up to one year following release.

Quick Facts

  • EMPLOY was established in 2006
  • EMPLOY is fully funded through MINNCOR; not a single tax dollar funds this successful employer service
  • EMPLOY participants maintain an employment rate of 70% of better
  • EMPLOY participants have earned nearly $5,500 more, on average, than non-EMPLOY participants
       (*based on research completed in 2011)