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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Community Resources

Page address:

Mankato WorkForce Center

Mankato Place
12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1600A
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-344-2622
Fax: 507-389-2708; TDD: 507-389-6512
Toll Free: 1-888-GET-JOBS

Career assistance is available to all Minnesota residents at no cost at the Mankato Workforce Center. Services include: Weekly "Creative Job Search" workshops (also online); resume assistance; MN Job Bank; MN Career Information Services computer career guidance system; MN salary and labor market information; specific services for those laid off or down-sized (Dislocated Worker Program); unemployment insurance information and processing.

Life-Work Planning Center

Mankato, Waseca, Fairmont, & New Ulm Locations

201 North Broad Street, Suite 100
Union Square Business Center
Mankato, MN 56001

The Mankato Life-Work Planning Center is a Minnesota Pre-Employment Program for women and a Minnesota Displaced Homemaker Program. This program serves women in transition, including Displaced Homemakers; Non-Displaced Homemakers; Latina Women and Youth; Teen and Young Moms; and Women transitioning from Welfare to Work. Services include personal growth and career development workshops. Services are free to displaced homemakers, nominal fee for non-displaced homemakers.

Local Area Career Counselors*

*use your own discretion—most are fee-based


Mankato Area


Career Resources for those in Transition or Re-Careering

  • CAREERwise – A state of Minnesota online resources to assist with choices about careers, employment, education, and training. Very comprehensive!
  • CAREERwise Where to Find a Career Counselor
  • Minnesota Careers – comprehensive collection of articles on career planning and exploration; skills, wages, employment growth, education and outlook; and schools, program listings, financial aid, and more!
  • ONet Online – Interactive and accessible occupational information.
  • What Color is Your Parachute? – Book & Website by Richard Nelson Bolles. Both the book and website have comprehensive information about finding a career that's right for you, doing research on a career or a company, and networking.
  • Career One Stop – very comprehensive Federal website includes employability check-up, employer locator, skills profiler, reading room and resume tutorial.


  • Mankato Area Community Resources List
  • The Riley Guide – A great, comprehensive, and reputable site for online job search information and much more!
  • Recruiters Online – Online resource for identifying recruiter, headhunting, staffing and executive search firms (use your own discretion, some are fee-based).
  • eFolio – Electronic portfolio available at no cost to Minnesota residents and students.