See tips for hiring staff.

The basics

There are many factors and laws to consider when you hire an employee of your business. There are many different State and Federal requirements you'll need to complete when you hire an employee, including obtaining your Federal Employment Identification number (EIN), Minnesota Taxpayer Identification number, and workers compensation insurance.

See tips for employers from the State of Minnesota

Minneapolis Employment and Training

Minneapolis Employment and Training provides a variety of tools and resources to assist Minneapolis business with recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining employees.

They can help:

  • Screen and refer qualified, recently trained, diverse applicants through their Employment Partners Recruiting Network
  • Broadcast job openings quickly, and for free, to pre-screened candidates
  • Create a customized training for your future workforce

See Minneapolis Employment & Training resources

Contact Employment & Training

Find employees

Create job postings, attend hiring events and connect with workforce professionals to find employees using these free services.

Post jobs on MinnesotaWorks.net

Minnesota DEED Career Fair Calendar

Employee tax forms

Have employees fill out the following forms to determine employment eligibility and tax withholding information.

Learn about the I-9 Form

Learn about the W-4 Form

Post workplace posters

Minnesota law requires employers to physically display State-mandated posters, containing safety, wage, and age discrimination information, where employees can easily see them at the workplace. Posters are provided at no cost, in multiple languages through the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

Download workplace posters

Wage and employment guidelines

As an employer, you will need to ensure you follow all Federal, State, and City wage and employment guidelines. There are some Minneapolis-specific labor ordinances, like Sick and Safe Time and minimum wage, that you'll need to know about as a business located in the city.

State laws

State of Minnesota labor laws

An Employer's Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota

City ordinances

Sick and Safe Time

Minimum Wage

Wage Theft Prevention


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505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Minneapolis Employment and Training

Community Planning & Economic Development


Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415