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How does an organization like the WIB help local businesses?

Working with the community, the WIB identifies the needs of employers in high demand industries and convenes partners to provide the local labor pool with the skills needed to meet these needs.

Future Labor Conditions

Data provided by the 2012 Metropolitan Council Employment Forecast shows that by 2020 there will be an expected 1,743,000 available jobs metro-wide. The problem? There will only be 1,644,000 people in the working age population of 25-64 to fill them.

How We Serve Businesses

The WIB makes a difference through the creation of community partnerships that work to address critical challenges faced by local businesses in Ramsey County.

Workforce Initiatives and Partnerships

Read more about our Key Workforce Initiatives and other WIB partnerships in the 2017 WIB Annual Report.

How Businesses Can Support the WIB

The WIB believes that a demand-driven approach is essential to the success of the workforce system. Business member’s participation on the WIB is needed to ensure that economic and workforce development in Ramsey County is driven by employers and their current and emerging workforce needs.
These include:

  • Training and hiring needs of local manufacturers
  • Full complement of highly skilled healthcare workers
  • Challenging employment issues of youth ex-offenders
  • Future labor shortage
  • Growing needs of dislocated workers
Need Business Assistance?

Do you need help growing your business? Do you have a question related to taxes, finances, employee recruitment or the current state of the labor market?

If so, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development provides services to help you grow your business.

Ramsey County


Ramsey County Workforce Solutions

Career Questions

(651) 266-9890

WIB Questions

Becky Milbrandt
phone: (651) 266-6004

Saira Sidi: Minnesota Department of Employment
and Economic Development Testimonial


To apply for Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County membership, please submit your contact information or complete the WIB Membership Application.

@ 2015 Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County
2266 2nd Street N. | North Saint Paul, Minnesota 55109 | Phone: 651-266-6004