Life-Work Planning Center helps southern Minnesotans get back to work

Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 4:36 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2021 at 7:35 PM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - COVID-19 forced many people out of jobs. Now, a local non-profit is combating unemployment rates by helping southern Minnesotans get back to work.

Beginning July 12, the Life-Work Planning Center in Mankato is hosting a free virtual workshop series to help unemployed Region 9 residents prepare themselves for the workforce.

The nonprofit predominantly serves women, with services including one-on-one counseling, tutoring, and action plans.

“We focus on what people used to call pre-employment skills or soft skills. We really like to refer to those as essential skills. So, we’re working on things like decision-making, goal setting, boundaries, assertive communication, all those kind of things that would help someone sort of rebuild themselves as a person and see their value and then the value that they would bring to an employer,” said Jean Keenan, executive director of the Life-Work Planning Center.

More information about getting involved with Life-Work Planning Center can be found on their website.

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