WILLMAR — A new name is only part of a major transition for the entire workforce system in Minnesota. The Willmar WorkForce Center will now be known as CareerForce.

CareerForce is being led by a partnership between the Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards, the Governor's Workforce Development Board and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The new brand is unifying the workforce system and will enhance customer service and improve outcomes for career seekers, employers, communities and the state.

A hiring event, as well as a welcome event for CareerForce, is being held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at 2200 23rd St. N.E., Suite 2040 in Willmar. Local employers, job seekers and community members are invited to attend.