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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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Employment Services Department

Active dates:1974 - 1977

Administered both the Minnesota State Employment Service and the Unemployment Insurance program. In addition, the department was engaged in more than 50 Federal-State programs created by Presidential and/or Congressional action.


The department was previously known as Manpower Services. The name was changed to the Department of Employment Services effective January 1, 1974. As part of a 1977 reorganization of state jobs programs, the department was combined with the Governor's Manpower Office and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to become the new Department of Economic Security.

Agency heads:

Emmet J. Cushing (1974-1977)

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1973-1977.
Record last updated: 06/10/2024

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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