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Pat Jacobs, director of the Workforce Center in Willmar, talks to a client Thursday in her office at the Health and Human Services Building in Willmar. The county and the Workforce Center are working hand-in-hand to offer those out of work the skills and resources they need to rejoin the workforce. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Kandiyohi County, Minn., and Workforce Center pull together to put people back to work

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WILLMAR — The breadwinner for a family of five, who had lost his job of 32 years, had no choice but to seek and accept public assistance to pay the family’s bills.


After two months of retraining with the Workforce Center in Willmar he found a new job and stopped getting assistance from the Minnesota Family Investment Program.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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