Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County

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The Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County (WIB) is 1 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

To apply for Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County membership, please submit your contact information or complete the WIB Membership Application.

Steve Randall, winner of the 2019 Vern Vick Memorial Award

Steve Randall, winner of the 2019 Vern Vick Memorial Award

On June 6, the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County acknowledged Steve Randall, community youth worker with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, as the winner of the 2019 Vern Vick Memorial Award.  Click here to read more.