Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: May 26

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May 26, 2015


Job Tips

10 Job Hunting Tips from Successful Job Seekers
In this job market, tenacity and creativity go a long way.

  1. Reaching Out
    Amanda, an admissions officer and teacher in New York City, wrote a letter to a school where she wanted to work. She included her resume and described how much she valued the school and its program. Three weeks later, she got an offer.

Read more for nine tips that may just help you land your next job.


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Job Connect

  • 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. Employers can post their latest nonprofit openings.

Hennepin County

  • Search for job openings in Hennepin County.

City of Saint Paul  

  • Apply for current employment opportunities open to the public.


  • Use the right resources, tools and services to help get the job you want.


  • View thousands of job listings from private employers statewide.


  • Manage your career and your pathway to career success.


  • Search for federal government jobs throughout the country.

iSeek Jobs

  • Discover tools and resources for a successful job hunt.

State of Minnesota  

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

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
612-520-3500 or email us.

South Minneapolis
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
612-821-4000 or email us.

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Upcoming Job Search Events

Career Panel: Jobs with the State of Minnesota
Tuesday, May 26, 1pm-3pm
Roseville Library
2180 Hamline Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113
More Information

Thomas Allen Job Fair
Wednesday, May 27, 4pm-7pm
Richfield Community Center
7000 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55423
More Information

Mall of America (MOA) Job Fair
Friday, May 29, 3pm-6pm
Mall of America, 3rd Floor East Side (between Dollar Tree and ACES Flight Simulator)
8100 24th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN  55425

Email MOA Employment Services or call 952-883-8560 with questions.
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Registration Link

Job Development Career Fair
Wednesday, June 3, 9am-2pm
Sabathani Community Center, 2nd Floor Banquet Center
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Email Lisa Cain or call 612-596-1990 if you are an employer seeking space to host a booth.
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2015 South Metro Area Job Fair
Wednesday, June 10, 10am-3pm
Mall of America, East Rotunda
494 &24th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
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Now Hiring

City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
View all jobs and apply online here.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)
Now recruiting for Seasonal Park Maintenance Workers. View jobs and apply here

Training Opportunities

Goodwill-Easter Seals MN Training & Education Courses
Goodwill-Easter Seals MN offers the following in the Twin Cities:

  • Automotive Service Technician Training
  • Banking & Finance Training
  • Construction Training
  • Contact Center Training
  • Medical Office Training

To apply for training courses and learn about eligibility, you must attend an information session. Information sessions are held every second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:45pm at the locations below:

  • Medical Office, Banking & Finance, and Contact Center Trainings
    Goodwill-Easter Seals MN Main Office
    553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
  • Automotive Service Tech and Construction Trainings
    Goodwill-Easter Seals MN Training Facility
    635 Prior Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104

Questions? Call the Employment Training and Education Information Line at 651-379-5997.
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Free Career Training at Hubert Humphrey Job Corps
Join Job Corps to receive the necessary skills to succeed at no cost!
Registration Link
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Culinary Skills Training Begins Soon
Catholic Charities’ Opportunity Center
740 East 17th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404

Email Shelia Otto or call 612-204-8307 with questions.
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Career Training at Takoda Institute of Higher Education
Career trainings available in the following:

Grants and scholarships fully cover tuition, books, and fees for qualifying students.

Attend an information session:
Every Tuesday, 1:30pm
Takoda Institute of Higher Education
1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Please call 612-341-3358 ext. 171 with questions.

Free 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.
Free Project for Pride in Living Trainings
Banking: June 8 to June 26, 2015
Human Services Pathway: June 2015

Email Abbie Hanson or call 612-455-5293 with questions.
More Information

Free IT-Ready Training
Class Starts: July 20, 2015
Application Deadline: June 29, 2015
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Free EMERGE IT Essentials Training
12 week training starting in July.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2015
For more information, email Jon Vang or call 612-787-3806.

Attend an information session:
Every Monday 9am-Noon
EMERGE Career and Technology Center
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55411
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Free 7 Month Welding Training
Earn college credits and industry credentials in high demand field at Hennepin Technical College. 

Class schedule is Monday-Friday, 8 am-1pm. Classes begin at the end of August 2015. Application deadline is August 10, 2015.


  • Must be a resident of the City of Minneapolis
  • Must have GED or High School Diploma
  • Must be registered for Selective Services (a requirement for males only)
  • Not currently enrolled in post-secondary education (college)

Learn more at Training Orientations:
Every Monday, 9am-Noon
EMERGE Career and Technology Center
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55411
For more information, email Jon Vang or call 612-787-3806.

Prime Digital Academy
An 18 to 30 week program focusing on industry-led experiential learning and apprenticeship with some of the metro’s leading IT employers. Funding is available for qualifying students who would otherwise be unable to attend. Classes start July 13, August 10, and September 8.

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.