Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County

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The Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County (WIB) is one of 16 legislatively mandated Workforce Boards in Minnesota. Working in partnership with the City of Saint Paul, the WIB harnesses the power of business, government, economic development, education and the community to develop strategic solutions that address employer and job seeker needs.

The WIB is responsible for setting local strategic direction and providing local oversight for CareerForce, Minnesota’s public workforce system. Workforce services are offered by Ramsey County Workforce Solutions, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), and a network of dedicated partner organizations. Visit one of the three CareerForce locations in Ramsey County or nearly 50 CareerForce sites across the state to learn more about the array of services available to career seekers and businesses. 

The WIB exists to:

  • Help maintain the economic health of Ramsey County.
  • Identify current and emerging workforce issues and needs.
  • Create partnerships to serve the needs of businesses and job seekers.
  • Oversee publicly-funded workforce programs in Ramsey County.

Mission statement

The Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County will be the catalyst for comprehensive workforce development strategies that address both employer and job seeker needs.

Apply for WIB membership

The Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County (WIB) is currently accepting membership applications for the 2020-2022 term. The WIB is responsible for setting local strategic direction and providing local oversight for Minnesota’s public workforce system. Its 33 members are key decision makers within their organizations and experts in the workforce arena representing business, organized labor, community-based organizations, education, economic development, and the public sector. Appointments to the WIB are made by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners or the City of Saint Paul.  To be considered for the term starting on August 1, 2020, please submit your membership application by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 18. Members must meet certain eligibility criteria. For more information about the membership qualifications or to apply for Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County membership, please submit your contact information or complete the WIB Membership Application.