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Looking for a Job with Lake County?

This page lists employment services and programs available to county residents; please go to Human Resources’ current job postings to see employment opportunities available with the county.

2-1-1 United Way

2-1-1 call centers are staffed 24/7 by trained Community Resource Specialists who quickly assess needs and refer callers to the help that they seek. Services are free and confidential. They offer information on a broad range of services, including:

  • Food support
  • Housing and utility support
  • Caregiver resources
  • Mental health and substance abuse resources
  • Paying medical expenses

  • 2-1-1
  • 800-543-7709


Direct Support Connect

A job board to connect direct support workers and the people who hire them.



Human Development Center

HDC offers in-person services for the following programs: Recovery Services, Adult Case Management, Adult and Child Psychotherapy, Adult Rehabilitation Mental Health Services (ARMHS), Child Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS), Early Childhood Mental Health Services, Employment Connections, Psychiatry, Outreach Center, and Mental Health Crisis Services.

  • Mental Health-Offers a continuum of outpatient mental health services for all ages. Services include individual, family and couples counseling, and school-based therapy in the Lake Superior School District. These services are also offered virtually at this time.
  • Community Support Programs-These services include Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, Targeted Case Management, and Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports. These services are provided in order to support individuals in creating and maintaining psychiatric stability, social competencies, emotional regulation, and independent living skills.
  • Chemical Health (Recovery Services)-Offers Rule 25 and comprehensive chemical health assessments, intensive outpatient group programming, dual diagnosis (MI/CD) treatment services, substance abuse disorder counseling, peer support services, case management and monitoring and aftercare support services.
  • Crisis Services-HDC offers crisis assessments and mental health crisis support to any individuals in need 365 days per year, 24 hours a day.
  • Waterfront Center Outreach Center-Our outreach center, located in Two Harbors, is open Monday through Friday with varying hours. The monthly schedule is posted at the center’s location which is 606 2nd Avenue in Two Harbors and in our office at 325 11th Avenue.  The center is open to all community members with children under 18 being accompanied by an adult. The goal of the center is to create a safe space for every individual to enjoy social activities, snacks and coffee, crafts, games, and more. The center is staff by HDC mental health practitioners.
  • Employment Connection-Provides community placement services that assist clients to define vocational goals and then find and maintain competitive employment in the community. Assists in searching for, finding, and maintaining employment. The Employment Connection is a vocational program that is specially designed to help adults with mental illness, serious mental illness and serious and persistent mental illness find and keep employment in the community. All referrals go through an assessment of needs and eligibility process.
  • MFIP and DWP Employment and Training Program-Offers job search and supportive services to eligible persons with dependents.
  • Behavioral Health Urgent Care-Serves as a hub for comprehensive care, bridging immediate interventions with long-term support. Available Monday – Friday from 8am to 8pm and is located at 810 E 4th Street, Duluth (lower level, alley entrance). Office line is 218-728-4491. Mobile crisis available 24/7 by calling 844-772-4724.

  • 218-728-4491

  • 325 11th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • 1401 E 1st Street
    Duluth, MN 55805
  • 99 Edison Blvd.
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

JET (Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training)

Geared towards helping people 21 years of age and older overcome barriers which may prevent their entry into the workforce. Offers individual career counseling and job search assistance as well as possible help with tuition assistance for training or certifications if needed and appropriate.

  • 218-302-8400
  • MN Relay: 7-1-1

  • Minnesota Workforce Center
    402 W 1st Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance

The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program provides a temporary partial wage replacement to Minnesota workers who become unemployed through no fault of their own.

  • 877-898-9090
  • 866-814-1252 (TTY)

  • UI Customer Service
    PO Box 4629
    St. Paul, MN 55101


Resourceful is a free community resource guide to help you find free and reduced cost services near you:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Goods
  • Transit
  • Health
  • Money
  • Care
  • Education
  • Work
  • Legal