Merrick’s Career Services program is dedicated to providing resources and skills to assist participants in identifying training opportunities in preparing for a career.  These resources provide unemployed and underemployed adults with resume building, job searches, email access, job readiness training, weekly job clubs, professional computer skills, as well as help to identify employment references and interview skills.  Additionally, Merrick offers a 6 – 8 week Construction Training Program at various times throughout the year.

Staff work with employers to provide pre-screened, qualified job applicants, which are achieved through the Construction Training Program and Employment Readiness training program.   Merrick also provides employment partners with on-going supports and open lines of communication.  Our experience has been that, once a Merrick participant is hired into an organization, they not only excel but also are committed to building a career and growing with the business. 

CAREER RESOURCE CENTER

Merrick’s Career Resource Center enables residents to identify and obtain jobs. Trained staff members assess participants’ work skills, interests, and education to help them successfully navigate the employment search and interviewing process.  Other services and resources offered include resume writing guidance, job retention consultation, work preparedness, transportation assistance, and provision of work-appropriate attire. In addition, a walk-in education and technology center allows participants access to use computers, copy and fax machines, in support of job attainment.

Hours OF OPERATION

1669 Arcade Street North, Suite 4
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Admin Office: (651) 771-9339

Monday – Thursday, 8am – 4:30pm
Friday, 8am – 12pm

Are you or someone you know seeking to explore careers and free local training opportunities? Contact Robert Taylor, Career Services Manager, at rtaylor@merrickcs.org or call 651-219-5555 to set up an appointment.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Merrick Community Services is now accepting applications for its Spring & Fall Construction Training Program. The free training program provides both construction training, as well as the soft skills that will give participants the tools for their trade. See additional contact and enrollment information by clicking on the program flyer HERE.

CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • OSHA 30 Certificate
  • Flagging Certificate
  • First AID, CPR, & AED Certificate
  • Fork Lift Training Certificate
  • Scissor Lift Certificate
  • Boom Lift Certificate

EAST SIDE WORKFORCE EXCHANGE (xCHANGE)

The xCHANGE is a collaboration of 11 non-profit organizations helping East Side Saint Paul residents through a coordinated effort to provide outreach, skills training, life coaching, and community supports.

Through talent sourcing and employer partnership building, the xCHANGE brings organizations and employers together to help workers succeed.

See xCHANGE Introductory document HERE.

PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS