North By Choice

“NORTHFORCE is a dynamic and proactive workforce development tool for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. From attracting and matching talent with regional employment opportunities, to educating candidates and employers with current workforce trends, best practices and expectations, NORTHFORCE is here to serve all who are ‘North By Choice'. ”

- Randy Lasky

We aid your talent search efforts through hosting your openings, talent matching, recruitment consultations and customized marketing efforts. Register a company profile, post your openings, and search resumes.

Student or entry level career seeker?
We help position you for a long and rewarding career path in the APEX Region by matching you with mentors, internships and employment opportunities. Register as a member and search internship/career openings.

Experienced professional?
We help you advance, pivot, or enrich your career path through search tips, career matching and mentor opportunities. We can be as confidential or public in your career matching as you would like. Register as a member and search career openings.

Outta towner?
We help you integrate into our communities into the APEX Region through career and cultural matching. Register as a member, search career openings and set up a personal call or a face-to-face meeting.


The award winning NORTHFORCE system was developed in 2013 as a partnership between APEX (Area Partnership for Economic Development), the Northspan Group, IRRRB (Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board), the City of Duluth, Minnesota and the City of Superior, Wisconsin. The NORTHFORCE region includes counties in both Minnesota (Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis) and Wisconsin (Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas).