Hear the positive experiences of NORTHFORCE job seekers and employers, firsthand.

Your own success story could be next! Here are few excerpts from the testimonials of candidates and employers who have connected through NORTHFORCE:


“I attained my current position after using NORTHFORCE. As a twenty-something recent college graduate, I thought there were few to no opportunities for gainful employment outside of moving to the Twin Cities. Upon creating a profile, I was able to perform a search for careers that interested me. I like how NORTHFORCE’s search options allow you to narrow your choices based on hours, region, and the category of industry. I’m proud to say that I have finally attained a full-time, permanent position in Duluth thanks to NORTHFORCE.org!”

Rob Hedburg, Administrative Assistant – Visit Duluth 

“I had been looking for a new job for a couple of years, applying at various places around Duluth, but having no luck. I heard about NORTHFORCE and submitted my resume and in a couple of months I had an interview with a company I’d never heard of and would never have applied to. I got the job and it couldn’t have been easier — they came to me based on my NORTHFORCE profile. The benefits and pay are better than what I was earning before and I’m very happy where I am. There’s now way I would have this job without NORTHFORCE.”

—Meg S. – BendTec

NORTHFORCE provided Aitkin County Growth all of the resources and information necessary to conduct a very successful recruitment process. Ian was able to create a position announcement and place this information on the various social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn that NORTHFORCE has at its disposal. This was a very seamless process from beginning to end and Aitkin Growth saw a significant number of applicants that were identified through this job posting process by NORTHFORCE.”

—Michael Hagen, Executive Director of Aitkin Growth

“I just wanted to say thank you for your help with the Administrative Assistant position at Visit Duluth.  We received exceptionally qualified candidates with the skills and experience required.  We’ve hired our new staff from the pool of candidates NORTHFORCE provided.  Your professional assistance made this an outstanding process.  Thank you!”

Jill Crow, VP of Finance & Operations – Visit Duluth

“I’m really happy with what NORTHFORCE offers. The more diverse opportunities available from lesser known companies, the more helpful it is. My frustration with other websites is that they get a lot of low paying or non professional positions in the mix, so you have to sift through a lot of jobs to get to the good ones. NORTHFORCE always has good opportunities listed from companies I don’t see advertising in other places.”


“I really liked the email I just got today about a job posting that is relevant to my skills! I would have never found this opportunity in a regular job search, but I love that it totally fits what I am passionate about! I plan to apply.”


NORTHFORCE personally provided talent that was a great match for our position and organization. They know our community and they know us.”

—Lindsey Growette Stingle, HR Director at National Bank of Commerce 

“Thank you for all the help and advice you have given me over the last couple of months. It has helped me greatly. I have accepted the Accounting Technician position that you connected me with. My first day is already scheduled! I’m excited for this great opportunity and new chapter in my life.”


“Working with the NORTHFORCE team to receive customized job matches completely changed my perception of the difficult job search. I found the perfect career to build a life here in the Northland.”


“Can’t tell you how great the experience was working through NORTHFORCE to find our candidate. The resumes I received were more qualified than the resumes I received from Indeed. I posted the position on both sites the same day, within 15 minutes apart. Within 15 minutes of posting on your site, I received two resumes. That same day, I received a list of 14 candidates and resumes from you. THAT was IMPRESSIVE!! Impressive enough, that the next morning, I removed my posting from Indeed!

Your list allowed me to be more selective and not feel desperate to get the position filled. I’m happy to report a NORTHFORCE candidate was selected for the position! And all of this happened in less than two weeks!!

Every person I can tell our story to, I have told. There’s a difference when it comes to working with a service like yours that provides regional, personal touches that you can’t get on a bigger job search engine. You were the first stop for me. Next time, NORTHFORCE will be my only stop.”

—Karen Pionk, on behalf of the 
Hermantown Chamber of Commerce

There are many more success stories out there. Submit yours today! Email us at info@northforce.org

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