The workforce available in Rice County and surrounding areas has lots to offer businesses interested in relocating or expanding 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).

Rice County has numerous resources available to assist employers with training needs, including a Minnesota CareerForce Center and South Central College, known for its first-class training abilities. 

  • Minnesota CareerForce Center, Faribault - The center helps job seekers find employment, assists businesses in finding workers and works with anyone at any stage explore and plan careers.
  • South Central College Center for Business & Industry - The college, located in Faribault, 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 training needs, and a partnership approach, which includes strategic planning, budgeting and training.