The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (PIC) has been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 in our region and has been updating our staff and partners on best practices in minimizing their risk. During this difficult time, we are doing the best we can to ensure the safety of our staff, customers, and partners, while continuing to support and provide essential services for our community.

Our services are still available!

We will be limiting our staff contact with the public by offering our services:

·     Virtually. While our Montevideo and Worthington locations will remain open for business for staff, we will no longer have in-person customer contact available. Currently, our Administrative and Marshall offices are closed until further notice.

·     Via telephone. Call your local office and we will connect you with the appropriate staff member or other resources. The local office numbers are: Montevideo (320) 269-5561; Marshall (507) 476-4040; and Worthington (507) 295-5020.

·     Via other technology resources. We will be utilizing a variety of technology resources in order to interact with customers including email, text, social media, Skype, Zoom, GoToMeeting, and more.

To apply for unemployment insurance, please visit If you have unemployment insurance, call 651.296.3644 from a cell phone or 1.877.898.9090 from a landline to receive assistance.

Our team is actively monitoring this global health situation. You can check in with us for updates about how we are responding to COVID-19 by following us on Facebook.

Thank you for your continued support. We value your patience and partnership as, together, we navigate the challenges that COVID-19 present to our work and our community.