MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — North Minneapolis is on its way to providing more resources to people who need jobs.

Gov. Mark Dayton joined officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new, $8 million Workforce Center at 800 West Broadway.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The building will also house an educational center through Minneapolis Public Schools, along with health and wellness services.

Dayton says the announcement comes at a time when the neighborhood needs it most.

“This is a project that epitomizes moving on, moving forward, moving ahead and beginning to build together a better north Minneapolis,” Dayton said.

The building has been vacant since 2006. The project is expected to be finished by the fall of 2016.