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Employee Recruitment & Development


Are you an employer in the Greater Mankato area? Your employee recruitment toolbox should include the following resources provided by the More Mankato campaign.
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Click here to view and utilize the Employee Recruitment Toolbox.

The toolbox offers quick links to info-graphics and videos that you can use to showcase the marketplace to potential or new employees.



Employment Agencies & Resources

Greater Mankato has a wealth of companies and professional services ready to help businesses find the right employees.
Employment Agencies

Job Posting Sites

There are several tools available to advertise your position openings.
Indeed (Free posting opportunities)
Facebook Job Posting (Free posting opportunities)
Minnesotaworks.net (Free posting Opportunities)
The Free Press Classifieds/Monster.com
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Handshake  (Free posting opportunities)
Rasmussen College Jobs
South Central College Jobs 
Southern Minnesota Help Wanted                                                                                                                                        
Career Builder
The Ladders
Mankato Craigslist Employment
Minnesota Jobs 
US Government Jobs


Student Internships & Career Exploration

Get connected with the next generation of employees, from high school to college students.
Greater Minnesota Internship Tax Credit Program : Offers a tax credit to employers who employ eligible students interns at certain locations in greater Minnesota. Find out more here!
Internship Connection
Campus Connecting Activities
SciTechsperience for science technology engineering and math students


Professional Development & Employee Education Resources 


Greater Mankato Leadership Institute

For more than 30 years, the Greater Mankato Leadership Institute has provided the area’s only comprehensive leadership training program with a professional, personal and community focus. The nine-month program consists of 1-2 day long sessions each month from September to May (11 sessions total). Each year the curriculum is updated to ensure graduates are well prepared to serve as leaders in their workplace and our community. Applications accepted each spring until June 1, for the following fall program start. Apply today.

Greater Mankato Young Professionals

The Greater Mankato Young Professionals program gives young professionals age 21-39 an opportunity to engage with one another while focusing on learning, socializing and community service. Each month, Young Professionals come together to learn new professional skills and participate in presentations from area experts. Examples of topics include: customer service, sales techniques, communication skills, speed networking, social media use at work, financial understanding, and much more. (See the schedule below.) These training sessions are exclusively for members of the Young Professionals program, with no cost outside their membership fee to attend. Join today.

Continuing Education/Industry-Specific Training

Job Training Incentive Pilot Program

This new job training program for businesses grants of up to $50,000 to new or expanding businesses for the purpose of training new workers as quickly and efficiently as possible. The program is available to businesses that have less than 150 full-time employees and are increasing their Minnesota workforce by at least ten percent, with a minimum of five new jobs. More

Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) Refugee Services

The Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) Refugee Services program has expertise in providing high quality services and navigating complex systems. MCC Refugee Services is continuing to seek business partnerships within the greater Mankato area. Our goal is to bridge connections between a largely untapped applicant pool and employers looking to fill open positions with qualified candidates.  They can assist in pre-screening services for skills and abilities, mediation and problem solving, and transportation/childcare issues.

Work Place Training

YWCA Mankato is a regional expert in racial equity and cultural competency training. Get ahead of the curve in diverse employee recruitment and retention through workshops including Cultural CompetencyIt's Time to Talk and Confronting Racism: Minnesota Style as well as customized training sessions to fit your business' and employee needs!

Become a more knowledgeable, welcoming and inclusive workplace and schedule an exploratory meeting with our team today. Find out more...


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