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Employers in Albert Lea want to be a resource as you establish and build your career. Whether it’s a conversation about working in a particular field or a summer internship, the employers listed below welcome your phone call or email. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity – a wide range of employers welcoming you to create and develop your resume in Albert Lea.

You may contact the people listed directly. However, if you have concerns or questions before you make a call, please contact ALEDA Small Business and Marketing Manager, Noelle Hagen, at (507) 373-3930.


Albert Lea Tribune logoCompany Information: Started in 1897, the Albert Lea Tribune is a community newspaper that prints six days a week. It primarily serves the communities of Albert Lea and Freeborn County, as well as communities stretching into Steele, Waseca and Faribault counties in Minnesota and Winnebago and Worth counties in Iowa.

Career Opportunity: We would welcome students interested in journalism, photojournalism, graphic design or marketing.

Opportunities available: Internships and shadowing

Contact: Sarah Stultz, managing editor, at 507-379-3433 or

Company Information: Hometown Broadcasting Corp (KQPR-FM Power 96 Classic Rock, KQAQ 970 AM Classic Country Legends, and the Austin Home & Vacation Show.)

We are the only local owned media in the area, providing effective marketing to our clients, serving our communities with public service, great music and entertainment, and local information including news, sports, weather, farm markets and more.

Career Opportunity: We would welcome students interested in Broadcast, Marketing and Sales Careers.

Contact: Anna Rahn, GM at 507-373-9600.

Opportunities available: Internships, mentoring and shadowing.


Company Information: Alamco Wood Products, LLC is a wood laminate manufacturing facility Albert Lea, MN. We are a manufacturer of environmentally friendly structural glued laminated timber beams and arches for many uses in quality, custom laminate wood products.

Career Opportunity: We would welcome students interested in the carpentry, construction trades, operations management, engineering and maintenance fields.

Contact: Kris Pierce, Plant Manager at 507-373-1401 ext 41.

Opportunities available: Internships, mentoring and shadowing

Company Information: ProAdvantage is a value-added logistics company, offering contract manufacturing, powder coating, outdoor warehousing, transportation coordination, and trucking services.

Career Opportunities: We welcome students interested in trucking, steel fabrication and welding, powder coating, and truck repair and maintenance.

Trucking: Ray Talamantes 507-369-2958
Manufacturing/Coatings: Matt Grunzke 507-369-2961
Truck Service and repair: Chad Severtson 507-369-2965

Opportunities Available: Job shadowing, Counsel and advice

Company Information: Zumbro River Brand is a manufacturer of powdered food products and ingredients as well as a manufacturer of high protein chips, snacks, and cereals. ZRB provides products and ingredients to the international food industry.

Career Opportunity: We would welcome students who are interested in building & equipment maintenance, general manufacturing, and anything associated with Food Science.

Contact: Jeff Dahle or Caron Kispert at 507-377-9776

Opportunities available: Internships and mentoring


Company Information: Edward Jones is a leading financial brokerage who works to help clients plan and achieve their long term financial goals. The firm has over 14,000 individual branches across the United States and Canada.

Career Opportunity: We welcome those who are interested in business, finance, or management to learn more about how they can work together to help clients achieve their goals.

Contact: Angie Eggum, Financial Advisor (507) 373-2000 or

Opportunities available: Mentoring, shadowing

Company Information: Intego Insurance is an independent insurance agency. We work with small businesses and families to assist our clients and help protect their family finances through insurance products such as auto, home, life, farm and crop insurance.

Career Opportunity: We would welcome students interested in the agriculture, finance, economics, accounting, small business management or marketing.

Contact: Sarah Hensley, financial advisor at (507) 473-4900.

Opportunities available: Internships, mentoring and shadowing.


Company Information: Albert Lea Economic Development Agency (ALEDA) is dedicated to the economic development and business climate improvement of Albert Lea and Freeborn County. We work with businesses large and small to start-up, relocate, and grow.

Career Opportunity: We would welcome students interested in economic development, marketing, and other business program concentrations.

Contact: Noelle Hagen, Small Business and Marketing Manager, Albert Lea Economic Development Agency, 507-373-3930,

Opportunities available: Internships, mentoring, and shadowing.

Company Information: Albert Lea – Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce whose mission is to promote and develop a healthy and positive business climate to improve the quality of life in the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Area. We strive to meet the changing needs of our membership in order to help every business flourish.

Career Opportunity: We would welcome students interested in the organizational management field.

Contact: Rhonda Jordal 507-373-3938 or email

Company Information: The United Way of Freeborn County is a local nonprofit organization that engages community members in identifying local resources to address the greatest needs in Freeborn County, focusing specifically on Education, Income and Health.

Career Opportunity: We have engaged interns and volunteers to help develop a greater understanding of local nonprofit operations, specifically focused on human services.

Contact: Ann Austin, 507-373-8670,

Opportunities available: Internships, mentoring and shadowing.


Company Information: Raleigh’s Ace Hardware is retailer specializing in paint, tools, hardware, lawn and garden, plumbing, and electrical products. We offer other services also such as cutting keys and small engine service.

Career Opportunity: Students interested in working with paint, fixing items, and seeing how to run a small business are welcome.

Contact: Matt Raleigh at 507-377-8636

Opportunities available: Ace team member