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    Repowered, located in Saint Paul, first opened in 2011. Since then, they have provided electronics recycling, refurbishing, tech repair and data wiping services to the Twin Cities. Repowered is a business truly dedicated to the idea of second-chance hiring. Eighty percent of its staff have been in some way impacted by the criminal legal system.…

  • Social Services MN – Job & Job Training Services (info dump)

    Social Services MN – Job & Job Training Services (info dump)

    A directory of a whole raft of job resources. Some are surely out of date, but if you need a list of numbers to sit around and dial, to make contacts, to get practice with your elevator speech, to find the shape of the landscape, this is a foundation.

  • Career One Stop

    Career One Stop

    A Department of Labor resource, CareerOneStop offers a lot of information on job searching, for every step of the process from figuring out what you want to do — if you’re just starting out, or re-starting and making new discoveries — to various types of financing available for education, interview tips, practice resources, templates, and…

  • Minnesota Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

    Minnesota Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

    Another collection of job seeker resources offered by the state. Much of it redirects to CareerForce (which is also under DEED).

  • CareerForce


    Minnesota’s Career Website – a full-service collection of resources for job searchers, this includes online tools, learning resources, an events calendar featuring everything from local job fairs to job-search consulting sessions to computer classes to job clubs. Whatever else you’re doing to find a job, you should also be looking here, because they’ve got a…

  • Honest Jobs

    Honest Jobs

    Website with access to employers specifically identified as doing Fair Chance hiring. (Companies have to pay to list jobs here, so odds are they’re not misidentifying.) Once you sign up for an account, you can–as with most job sites–set up an account, update your profile, upload a resume, and so on, as well as sign…

  • State of Minnesota Careers Website

    State of Minnesota Careers Website

    Here’s where you can look for work with the State – which encompasses a wide number of agencies, and most kinds of jobs that exist. If you can get hired, you can build a career here. So far, state agencies have not seemed hospitable to second-chance employees, but your mileage may vary.


    Statewide online job portal. This is more or less the least spammiest option out there and one of the least obnoxious to job seekers.

  • Strive Staffing

    Strive Staffing

    Strive Staffing was founded by Marcel Hofker, who understands very well the challenges that people face when rejoining the community after time incarcerated. He’s had to face those challenges himself and is working to make things better for those following. Strive gets access to a variety of temp-to-hire openings, depending on employers, but they almost…


    This is where you can find all the jobs posted by most of the government entities, including cities (Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, others), counties (Hennepin, Ramsey, etc.), and other governmental organizations. Does not include State of Minnesota jobs.

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