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K-12 Educators and Staff

Are you a teacher, assistant, or staff member transitioning from K-12 education to a new type of employment? Use these web-based resources as you look for a new job.

Employees laid off from the Minnesota's K-12 schools may be eligible for dislocated worker services from the state of Minnesota. If eligible, you can work one-on-one with a career counselor to help with career direction, training options, and job search questions. There may be a short wait before you can meet with your career counselor. Make the most of your time by preparing for your meeting. Your career counselor will ask you to complete a re-employment plan (69KB, .pdf). You can fill out your plan before your meeting. The web resources below will help you to direct your job search and training activities.

Immediate Help

Find unemployment benefits, child care, transportation, health care coverage, support services, and other resources to help you deal with a job loss.

Find Jobs

Transition your professional experience and training to a new employer. Use these customized lists of businesses and agencies to find possible employment opportunities. Learn about job search strategies to best market yourself.

Upgrade Skills

Brush up your skills with a class, certificate, short-term program, or by completing a degree. Learn about short-term programs that can be customized for a group of people transitioning from K-12 schools. Also learn about financial aid options.

Changing Careers and Interim Employment

Not sure where to begin? Follow these tips to switch to a new occupation or industry for now or for longer. Assess your skills to help determine your potential job direction.