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:
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  • Southeast Minnesota Economic Development, Region 10, 2018 Regional Profile
  • 2018 SE MN Profile  

Regional Labor Market Information

Presentation by the Minnesota State Demographic Center, August 2017

2017 Rice County Profile provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Rice County Labor Market Review (Mercer Study)


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 Workforce Center Faribault

The Workforce Center helps job seekers find employment, helps businesses find workers, and helps anyone at any stage explore and plan careers.

South Central College, Center for Business & Industry

The College offers comprehensive training and curriculum development, qualified consultants with real-world experience, partnership approach which includes:  Credit and Non-Credit Courses Offered Year-Round; Strategic Planning; Budgeting and Training; Cost Effective Means to Meeting Training Needs; and Flexible Scheduling.