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Employment Support Services


Peoples Development Services (PDS) Employment Readiness Program assists Hennepin County residents with lower incomes in attaining living-wage jobs, career advancement and removing employment barriers. The program includes resume writing assistance, interview readiness skills assessment, finding appropriate jobs, maintaining employment, and enrolling in training. PD services also include career counseling, free computer lab access, and job seeking workshops.

If you have questions about this program or have difficulty completing your application, please email [email protected] or call 612-332-9124.


To be eligible for the Employment Readiness Program, applicants must:

Lives in Hennepin County.

Be 18 years of age or older.

Currently has FT or PT employment and holds commercial learner permit (CLP). 

Willing to attend 6-8 weeks of training and ready for job placement. 

Will work with employment counselor for 90 days after completion of training. 

Can meet Hennepin County Income Guidelines & Residence Requirement.  


To apply for PDS Employment Readiness Program:

Complete an application packet.

Provide proof of your Hennepin County address. 

Provide copy of commercial learner permit (CLP).

Provide proof of the last 30 days of income.

Download the PDS Employment intake form below filled it and sent to us through our email at : [email protected]

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PDS empowers clients with comprehensive social services and behavioral health for those who come through our doors regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. PDS has a strong partnership with communities, religious institutions, and both local and state entities.

Contact Info

Business Hours
Mon – Fri:  8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat: By Appointment Only

Our Location

2511 E Franklin Ave, Suite 207,
Minneapolis MN 55406 

St. Paul
2233 University Ave W Suite 357, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Sending Medical Records
You can fax your Medical Records to (612) 332-9867.
Or you can email them to us at [email protected]

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