Workforce / Training

The workforce available in Rice County and surrounding areas has much to offer businesses thinking to relocate or expand their operation. This effective labor market offers companies a diverse set of worker skills and abilities.


The following information will assist you in understanding the Rice County labor market:
  • Rice County Profile provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) - 

    After clicking on this link, click Rice County for profile information. Click Here


There are numerous resources available in Rice County to assist employers with training needs.  A Minnesota Workforce Center is located in Rice County, and South Central College is known for their first-class training abilities. 

  • Minnesota CareerForce Center in Faribault - 

    The CareerForce Center helps job seekers find employment, helps businesses find workers, and helps anyone at any stage explore and plan careers. - Minnesota CareerForce Center (Faribault Office)
  • South Central College, Center for Business & Industry - 

    The College offers customized training and curriculum development, credit and non-credit continuing education courses,qualified consultants with real-world experience, flexible scheduling at business or college, cost effective means to meeting your training needs, and partnership approach which includes strategic planning, budgeting and training. - South Central College