County Employment Services provides help with job search, training options, retention and stabilization services to families and individuals approved for the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), the Diversionary Work Program (DWP), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Clients are referred from the County Financial Assistance unit with most cases being mandated to participate, in order to receive their benefits. MRCI is the primary Employment Service Provider for Blue Earth and Steele Counties.

Under contract with the county of Steele, MRCI provides a variety of employment services for recipients of Minnesota's Family Investment Program (MFIP), Diversionary Work Program (DWP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

Program ( SNAP).


To apply go to your county website.


We offer the following services:

  • Career Counseling

  • Job seeking and job keeping

  • skill classes.

  • Referrals to Community Resources.

  • Support Services such as interview clothing, transportation and work necessities.

  • Referrals and support for

  • short and long-term training.

  • Retention services to help

  • keep your job.

Creating innovative and genuine opportunities for people with disabilities or disadvantages at home, at work and in the community.


1750 Energy Drive

Mankato, MN 56001

PHONE   507.386.5600

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This information is available in other forms to individuals with disabilities or other languages by calling us locally at 507-386-5600 or toll free at 800-829-7110, TTY users can also call us through Minnesota Relay at 711 or (800) 627-3529

MRCI is a Affirmative Action  Equal Opportunity Employer