DEED Names Director of CareerForce

Saturday, May 25, 2019

The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced that Lorrie Janatopoulos has been hired as Director of CareerForce.

Led by a network of private, public and nonprofit partners throughout Minnesota, CareerForce guides people toward rewarding careers, connects individuals to employment opportunities, and provides valuable economic and employment development information to employers. Within DEED, the CareerForce team manages and executes the direct services efforts of our workforce development work, in contrast to our grant-making team that deploys capital to partners for workforce development.

In this role, Janatopoulos will manage the physical and digital CareerForce resources at DEED that are focused on providing direct services to job seekers in Minnesota. Janatopoulos will also work to modernize Minnesota’s workforce system, specifically, how DEED serves workers across the state to help them achieve economic success – regardless of background or experience.

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