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Maria Garcia, left, and her brother, Angel, use computers Tuesday at the Kandiyohi County Workforce Center as they perform an online job search. Angel said he has a job interview scheduled Thursday. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

'Tsunami' of unemployed Minnesotans converge on work centers


WILLMAR -- During a year of "unprecedented events" when there were seven job seekers for every job opening across the county, Minnesota's WorkForce Centers saw a record number of unemployed residents seeking assistance last year.

There was a "tsunami" of clients, Barb Chaffee, chief executive officer for Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Services, told the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

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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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