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:
FAM Tour Presentationwelder

Southeast Minnesota Economic Development, Region 10, 2018 Regional 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 CareerForce Center in Faribault

The CareerForce 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 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 your training needs, and partnership approach which includes strategic planning, budgeting and training.