Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: April 28

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April 28, 2015


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Mature Workers: How to Get the Most Out of Your Network When Looking for Work

For the older worker, the average time required to land a job is longer. For the best result, use multiple strategies that will help shorten the time you are unemployed.
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Occupations in Demand
DEED’s Labor Market Information office has an online tool that nails down high-demand jobs for each region of the state. Called Occupations in Demand, the data tool shows typical wages, education requirements, and where to find training. 

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  • Connecting Workforce Professionals, Job Seekers and Employers.

Minnesota Council of Non-Profits Job Board

  • A tool that jobseekers can use to view hundreds of nonprofit jobs that match their qualifications and employers can post their latest nonprofit openings.

Hennepin County

  • Search for job openings in Hennepin County.

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  • Apply for current employment opportunities open to the public.


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  • View thousands of job listings from private employers statewide.


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  • Search for federal government jobs throughout the country.

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  • Discover tools and resources for a successful job hunt.

State of Minnesota  

  • Explore career opportunities and potential for career advancement in Minnesota state government.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

  • Search for job openings in nearly 54 different campuses.

University of Minnesota

  • Find the best fit for a career at the University via its online employment system.

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

  • Search for jobs at colleges and universities in the Upper Midwest.

Construction Hiring Connection

  • Connect with Construction Professionals, Contractors, Schools, and Unions.

Employment and Training Programs

City of Minneapolis Employment and Training

City of Minneapolis Employment and Training administers a variety of employment and training programs under the direction of the Mayor, City Council, and Minneapolis Workforce Council. To learn more about specific programs click on the following links:

  • Minneapolis Works 
    Assistance finding a job for low-income, Minneapolis residents ages 18 and older.
  • Minneapolis Youth Works
    Assistance with high school completion, work preparation or employment goals for Minneapolis Youth ages 14-21.
  • Dislocated Worker Program
    Comprehensive services for those who have lost their job through no fault of their own for adult ages 18 and older.
  • Train to Career
    Job-skills training in a select occupation in demand for low-income, Minneapolis residents.

Minneapolis WorkForce Centers

There are two WorkForce Centers located in Minneapolis. Each offers a knowledgeable staff to guide you. Each provides essential tools to make your job search a success. Best of all, most services are free of charge. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Free Computer Labs
  • Skills Assessment
  • Information on Career Transition
  • Career Counseling and Planning
  • Access to Free Training and Certifications
  • Resume Writing and Interview Assistance
  • Veterans Programs

North Minneapolis
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-520-3500 or email us. 
South Minneapolis
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-821-4000 or email us.

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City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
Find out what jobs are available in the City of Minneapolis. Read full job descriptions and fill out an online application. New jobs are posted on Monday of each week. View all jobs and apply online here.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)
The Maintenance Division is recruiting for Seasonal Park Maintenance Workers. Find these positions and others on the MPRB website.
DC Group is Hiring
DC Group is a subscriber of the City of Minneapolis Grow North economic development program. This company is targeting North Minneapolis hiring, with hiring from “anywhere” in Minneapolis as a secondary goal. Find jobs here.

Upcoming Job Search Events

Minneapolis Career Fair
Tuesday, April 28, 6pm-8pm
Radisson Blu, Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425
United Career Fairs has over 20 years of experience in connecting candidates with hiring managers at companies ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. Be prepared to introduce yourself. Don’t forget your resume! Registration is required.
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St. Paul School District 197 Hiring Event
Wednesday, April 29, 10am-2pm
Ramsey County St. Paul WorkForce Center
540 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
Looking for coaches, custodians, paraprofessionals, LT teaching subs, bi-lingual parent educators, special education/EBD teachers, nurses, and bus drivers? There will be staff on-site to assist with applications. Dress professionally and bring your resume. Pre-registration is recommended.
Please call the Ramsey County WorkForce Center at
651-642-0363 with any questions.
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DAV RecruitMilitary All Veterans Career Fair
Thursday, April 30, 11am-3pm
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Anyone who has served on active duty in the National Guard or in the Reserves and their spouses is invited to attend this event to find a new career. More than 40 companies will attend. Registration is required. Event is free.
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Register Here

Downtown Minneapolis Job Fair 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 10am-3pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Companies will be hiring for careers in accounting, assembly, clerical, construction, customer service, health care, IT, management, manufacturing, retail, sales, security, transportation, warehouse and more! Come prepared to make an impression. Don’t forget your resume! Event is free and open to the public.
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Power of Work 5th Annual Career Fair
Wednesday, May 6, 10am-2pm
Goodwill-Easter Seals Office
553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
Come dressed to impress and bring your resume. Companies such as US Bank, FedEx, ACR Homes, Pro Staff, Wells Fargo, BestBuy and more will be present! Lunch will be provided. No registration required. Event is free and open to the public.
Please email James Houston or call 651-379-5976 with any questions.
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CLUES Minneapolis Hiring Day
Wednesday, May 13, 10am-Noon
CLUES Minneapolis
720 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Event is free and open to the public. Come prepared to complete an application (or compete one online prior to event) and don’t forget your resumes! Questions? Call CLUES Minneapolis at
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Home Depot Hiring Event
Wednesday, May 13, 10am-2pm
Century Plaza, Lower level training rooms (Rooms L661 & L701)
330 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Please RSVP by May 1st to Lisa Cain by email or
call 612-596-1990.
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CLUES St. Paul Hiring Day
Wednesday, May 20, 10am-Noon
CLUES St. Paul
797 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
Event is free and open to the public. Come dressed to impress and bring copies of your resume. Call 651-379-4200 with questions.
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Training Opportunities

EMERGE FastTRAC Machining Training
Earn college credits and industry credentials in a high demand field at Hennepin Technical College. Ten month program and 18 college credits.

Evening classes are available Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 9pm. Must have a high school diploma. Criminal background is not a barrier.

Application deadline extended to April 30, 2015.
Class starts May 4, 2015.

Learn more at Training Orientations:
Every Monday, 9am-Noon
EMERGE Career and Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

For more information, email Jon Vang or call 612-787-3806.

Dunwoody College of Technology: Women in Technical Careers
Women in Technical Careers is a scholarship program to help female students succeed in a technical degree program at Dunwoody and launch into a great career. Program participants receive a scholarship as well as advising and support services to ensure their success at Dunwoody.

Scholarship application deadline for 2015-16 school year is
May 1, 2015.

For details, email Maggie Whitman, or call 612-381-3362.
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Free EMERGE Computer Training
All classes are designed around what you need to know to help you in your job search and employment.
Computer Basics for Employment: May 11 to 14.
Internet Use for Employment: May 18 to 21.
Email for Employment: June 1 to 4.
Microsoft Word for Employment: May 4 to 7 and June 8 to 11.
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Free Career Training at Takoda Institute of Higher Education

  • Computer Support Specialist: Providing students with an understanding and technical proficiency related to the concepts, principles and techniques required in computer design and information processing. Upon completion, students are qualified for employment as a Computer Support Specialist and can pursue advance certification in various computer programs like CompTIA’s A+ and N+ certification. More Information
  • Health Information Technology: Six month program providing students with a working knowledge of medical office procedures, electronic health records (EHRs), office software, and medical terminology to meet the requirements of employment as a health information specialist. Background check is required for enrollment. More Information
  • Human Services: Six month program preparing students to become an assist caseworker and human service provider. More Information
  • Administrative Professional: Nine month program helping students meet administrative assistant, secretary or word processor position requirements. More Information

Grants and scholarships fully cover tuition, books, and fees for qualifying students and all graduates are provided with individualized career support as they work to enter their field of study.

Attend an information session to learn more and begin the enrollment process.
Every Tuesday, 1:30pm
Takoda Institute of Higher Education
1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Please call 612-341-3358 ext. 171 with questions.

East Side Neighborhood Services ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
Tuesday, May 12, 9am-4:30pm and
Thursday, May 14, 9am-1pm
For more information, call Emma Olson at 612-787-4035 or email Roberto Martinez.

Space is limited, so please sign up soon!
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Certified Nursing Assistant Training: ESNS
Fully funded by the City of Minneapolis for eligible participants. Rolling deadline.

For more information, call Roberto Martinez at 612-787-4068.

The MnDOT-DEED Highway Heavy Construction Training Program
The MnDOT-DEED HHCT-2015 program will launch its fifth year in providing occupational training that will be of significant benefit to women and minorities in Minnesota.

For more information, email Curt Sammann or call 651-642-0704.
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Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Seeking Women For Non-Traditional Job Grants Program
Free help for low income women and women over age 50 to enter the construction trades.  Participate in 12 weeks of hands-on training in construction that includes job placement assistance.
Interested women must attend an Information Session.
2nd or 4th Tuesday of every month, 2pm
Goodwill-Easter Seals Training Facility
635 Prior Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55104
For more information, email Sandy Brady or call 651-379-5837.

Free Project for Pride in Living Trainings

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA):  May 4 to June 5, 2015
    Class hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
    Program includes 3-weeks of employment skills, computer and office training, and a 2-week internship in a healthcare setting. Included is an introduction to medical terminology and First Aid and CPR Certification. Participants must be current CNAs and preferably have some CNA work experience. A monetary award will be given upon class completion.
  • Banking: June 8 to June 26, 2015
    Class hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
    The program builds professional and customer service skills needed for success in a bank teller position. Included is a first interview with local bank managers looking for individuals who are ready to start their career in banking. A monetary award will be given upon class completion.
  • Human Services Pathway: June 2015
    Class hours: Monday-Friday, 5:30pm-8:30pm
    This 8 ½ - month program in partnership with Hennepin County, MCTC and adult education builds computer and professional skills and gives hands on experience during a 2-week internship with Hennepin County. This program will prepare you for positions such as Human Services Representative. MCTC credits will be earned upon class completion. 

Email Abbie Hanson or call 612-455-5293.
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Free IT-Ready Training
Class Starts: July 20, 2015
Application Deadline: June 29, 2015
IT-Ready helps unemployed and under-employed individuals interested in the information technology (IT) field. Alumni receive access to additional online certification courses at no cost towards Network+, Server+ and Security+.
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Free EMERGE IT Essentials Training
12 week training starting in July
Classes are Monday-Thursday, 6pm-8pm
Cisco IT credential and preparation for CompTIA A+ certification.

Questions? Information sessions will be held at EMERGE, 1101 West Broadway Avenue, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55411, every Monday 9am-Noon
Application Deadline: June 30, 2015!
For more information, email Jon Vang or call 612-787-3806.

Prime Digital Academy
Offering an 18 to 30 week program focusing on industry-led experiential learning and apprenticeship with some of the metro’s leading IT employers.

Classes start July 13, August 10, and September 8.
Funding is available for qualifying students who would otherwise be unable to attend.
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