Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: July 14

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July 14, 2015


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Do’s and Don’ts in Networking
Networking isn’t always easy and knowing what the do’s and don’ts of it is hard. Due to human nature, we tend to trust doing business with people we know or who are referred to us.

But building up a good network doesn’t happen overnight. Business professionals need a better understanding about what networking is and isn’t. Here are some do’s and don’ts of networking:

  1. Be interested in what they do. Make a connection with them on a professional level.
  2. Ask for a business card. Sending them a follow up email makes a great impression and this way they have your contact information.

Interested in learning more tips? Read More


World-of-Work Map
Choosing or finding a new career is a big decision. The World-of-Work Map is a diagram that shows how occupations relate to each other based on work tasks. Learn more about fields that interest you in depth. There is also information about general work, salary, and education. 


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Metropolitan Council
Openings in Environmental Services, Regional Administration and Metro Transit. See job opportunities here.

Minneapolis TechHire Initiative
Click here for more information.

City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
The City's IT Department is accepting applications for IT Service Desk Agent 1. Application deadline is Wednesday, July 15th. 

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

Upcoming Job Search Events

Minneapolis Career Fair
Tuesday, July 14, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Registration Required.
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St. Paul CLUES Hiring Day
Wednesday, July 15, 10am-Noon
St. Paul CLUES
797 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
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Minnesota Veterans Career Fair
Wednesday, July 15, 10am-3pm
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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REM Hennepin Hire Day
Tuesday, July 21, 10am-3pm
REM Minnesota Hennepin Center
6040 Earle Brown Drive #305, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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Minneapolis Public Safety Career Fair
Saturday, July 25, 11:30am-2:30pm
University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
More Information
See Flyer

Employment and Resource Fair
Wednesday, July 29, 3pm-7pm
Pillsbury United Communities – Waite House
2323 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
No registration required. Free and open to the public.
See Flyer

Northwest Hennepin Job Fair
Wednesday, August 5, 10am-3pm
Earle Brown Heritage Center, Carriage Hall
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
More Information
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Diversity Career Fair
Thursday, August 6, 9:30am-3:30pm
Minnesota WorkForce Center – Ramsey
540 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
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Congressman Keith Ellison Hosting Job Fair
Tuesday, August 25, 1pm-5pm
Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Event is free and open to the public. Sign up required. Please RSVP by July 24th to Erin Maye or call 612-522-1212.

Training Opportunities

Twin Cities Ironworkers Apprenticeship & Training
Ironworkers Local 512 is currently accepting applications for a November 2015 class. This is a 3 year/6,000 hours program of on-the-job training, plus no less than 204 hours of related classroom and shop training per year.
The deadline to apply is August 14, 2015.  Please contact the Training Center at 651-489-3829 for more information and to make an appointment to take the job fitness test and complete the application.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Must possess sufficient physical fitness to
    perform trade duties
  • Must have High school diploma or GED
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or in process of naturalization
  • Must complete computer based assessment
    (Region A and B only)

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Scholarships, financial aid, and grant-funded tuition assistance are available for those who qualify.

Training Programs Offered by HIRED:

  • Customer Service
  • Green Construction
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation

More Information
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Pillsbury United Communities (PUC)
PUC Waite House offers a 10-week Community Culinary Arts training program for young adults ages 16-21 who encounter unjust barriers to employment, such as poverty and education. Youth learn technical kitchen operating and management skills to achieve “ServSafe” credentials while preparing healthy meals during the Community Café for anyone who lacks access to nutritious food in their community.

If interested, please email Rachel or call 612-455-0367 to learn more.
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Employment and Training Program

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
612-520-3500 or email us.

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