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Minnesota is an Employment First state. Employment First means as a state we want to ensure that everyone who wants to work in competitive, integrated jobs can do so with the supports they need.

Employment First

See DHS – Employment First for information about competitive, integrated employment, including:

  • • Frequently asked questions
  • • Resources
  • • Success stories.
  • For policy information, see Employment First policy (PDF).


    The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) seeks to help people succeed in competitive, integrated employment. It increases opportunity for and access to employment, education, training and support services. It also limits the use of subminimum wages.

    For more information, including guidance for lead agencies, see CBSM – WIOA.

    Additional resources

    CBSM – Supported employment services
    DEED – People with disabilities (Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) unit)

    DHS – Minnesota Employment Learning Community

    DB101 – Success in employment (PDF)

    DB101 – Three steps to improve work outcomes

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