Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: August 11


August 11, 2015


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Three Questions Hiring Managers Ask
Hiring managers have three basic questions they need answered at every interview. Prepare your answers to these three questions before going to your next interview to make yourself a more appealing candidate.

  • Can you do the job? 
    Convince them by listing evidence on your resume and discussing it during your interview in a way that supports your claim. Think about how you plan to present your abilities to the employer- lead with the job responsibilities you are confident you can do and use language that demonstrates your ability to shine in those areas.
  • Will you do the job?
  • Will you fit in?

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Now Hiring

City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
The City of Minneapolis is now hiring Police Cadets. Click here for job information. Application closes August, 21, 2015. View all jobs and apply online here.

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

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

Upcoming Job Search Events

Employer of the Day On-Site Hiring Event
Tuesday, August 11, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
See Flyer

Airport Field Maintenance Job Fair
Wednesday, August 12, 3:30pm-6:30pm
Metropolitan Airports Commission, Field Maintenance Building
6025 28th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN  55450
More Information

On-site Hiring Event with Target
Friday, August 14, 10am-Noon
Friday, August 21, 10am-Noon
Friday, August 28, 10am-Noon
Minneapolis North & South WorkForce Centers
North: 1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
South: 777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Target (St. Louis Park) will be at both Minneapolis WorkForce Centers locations. Please bring copies of your resume.
More Information: August 14
More Information: August 21
More Information: August 28

Seward Co-op Career Fair
Saturday, August 15, 10am-2pm
Sabathani Community Center 
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409
More Information

Little Caesars Pizza Hiring Event
Saturday, August 15, 2pm-4pm
Little Caesars Pizza, HiLake Location
2218 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
More Information

Job Development Career Fair
Tuesday, August 18, 10am-2pm
University of Minnesota, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

The City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County Eligibility and Work Services (EWS) are proud sponsors of the event. If you have questions, you can email Lisa Cain or call 612-596-1990, or email Marie Larson or call 612-673-5292.
See Flyer
More Information

Summer Career Fair
Monday, August 24, 10am-1pm
Brookdale Library
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
See Flyer
More Information

Hiring Event with Target
Tuesday, August 25, 10am-2pm
Ridgedale Library, Meeting Room 172
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Email Lisa Cain or call 612-596-1990 with questions.
See Flyer

Northside Community Job & Resource Fair
Wednesday, September 16, 3pm-7pm
Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN  55411
Free and open to the public. No registration required.

Training Opportunities

Bobcat Skid-Steer Loader Training
Tuesday, August 18,
East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) Center
1700 2nd Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413

The training cost $75 and applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

For more information, an orientation meeting at ESNS is being held every Tuesday at 9:30am. Please call 612-787-4022 with questions.
See Flyer & Registration form
More Information

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training
Century College has grant money available for veterans and their spouses who are interested in the Class A CDL Training. Next class starts August 25th. Please call Velvet Walker or Denise Rimbold at 651-779-5205 with questions or to learn more.
More Information

Culinary Arts Training Program
People Serving People is offering a free 13-week culinary arts training program that will teach the skills and techniques necessary to seek, secure and hold high demand positions in the Food Service industry.

Application deadline is August 24. For more information, please call 612-277-0252 or email the Human Resources department.
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Manufacturing Training with EMERGE
Learn how to measure and calibrate equipment according to manufacturing standards and prepare yourself for a dynamic and in demand manufacturing work field.

Application Deadline: September 9, 2015
Class Starts: September 28, 2015

Training Orientations:
Every Tuesday, 10am
Emerge Career and Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

If you are interested, you must attend a Training Orientation to complete the enrollment process. For more information, email
Jon Vang or call 612-787-3806.
More Information

Trading Up at St. Paul College
Trading Up is a new program at Saint Paul College that provides a career pathway with hands on experience into the skilled building and construction trades, for qualified applicants.

To learn more, Trading Up will be hosting an orientation night. Please register online here or call with questions Sarah Lechowich at 651-403-4124.
See Orientation Night Flyer
See Program Application
More Information

IT-Ready with Creating IT Futures Foundation
IT-Ready training is an 8-week in-classroom training and a 6-month paid on-the-job experience that prepares students for the Information Technology work field.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2015
Class Starts: October 19, 2015 (meets Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm)
For more information, call 952-855-7425.
More Information & Application

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.