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Page updated: 10/16/18


Minnesota is an Employment-First state. Employment First means as a state we want to ensure 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.



    CBSM – Employment exploration services
    CBSM – Employment development services

    CBSM – Employment support services

    CBSM – Day training and habilitation (DT&H)

    CBSM – Prevocational services

    CBSM – Supported employment services

    Guidance documents

    CBSM – Vocational rehabilitation services (VRS), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and home and community-based services (HCBS) employment services – Interim guidance
    CBSM – Quick reference guide for authorizing HCBS employment services

    Briefcase resource document: Transportation and day and employment services

    Other resources

    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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