Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: September 22


September 22, 2015



It's All Negotiable
If the thought of negotiating your salary makes you uneasy, you're not alone. Here are four confidence-building strategies to help move the process along.

  1. Ground your request in facts
  2. Present your value
  3. Put someone else in your place
  4. Ask – and then stop talking

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Creative Job Search Guide
Find sound insights and practical advice to plan and launch a successful job search. Check out the topics here.


Southside Youth Workers Network Gathering
Thursday, October 8
Pillsbury House & Theater
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Northside Youth Workers Network Gathering
Tuesday, October 13
Fairview Park
621 North 29th Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55411
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Veterans Hiring Initiative
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) and Hennepin County have partnered for the Veterans Hiring Initiative Program. Hennepin County is committed to fill positions with veterans. Jobs will be available within various departments at the County with open positions available for spouses, partners, or adult children.

Qualified participants may be active or recently (last five years) honorably/generally discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Potential trainees must complete a 6-month paid training prior to permanent employment by Hennepin County.

Email AJ Anderson or call 952-417-2143; or email Justin Elvebak or call 952-417-2125 with questions.

City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
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Upcoming Job Search Events

RAPS Regulatory Minneapolis Career Networking Event
Thursday, September 24, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Marriott Minneapolis West Hotel
9960 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55426

Event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Email Ally Levine or call 301-770-2920 x221 with questions.
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Job Fair of Minneapolis with Catalyst Career Group
Monday, September 28, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Email Catalyst Career Group or call 1-800-308-5426 with questions.
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Target Hiring Event
Wednesday, September 30, 9am-12pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Second floor 
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN, 55401

Positions are at the Ridgedale and St. Louis Park stores, both accessible by bus.

Please email Lisa Cain or call 612-596-1990 with questions.
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Minneapolis Job Fair
Thursday, October 15, 11am-2pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites
Three Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public.
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Minneapolis All Veterans Job Fair
Thursday, October 15, 11am-3pm
The Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55430
Event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
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INSIDE INDUSTRY Career Development and Job Fair
Thursday, October 22, 9:30am-4:30pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Second Floor
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

This event, hosted by City of Minneapolis, MNSCU Community and Technical Colleges Career Services, focuses on Heath Care and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. Free shuttle transportation is available.
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Technology, Engineering & Security Clearance Fair
Friday, October 23, 11am-3pm
Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
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Training Opportunities

Free IT Ready Training – Cedar Riverside
One time only – Dedicated class for individuals 18-24 years old.
10 week program with a paid 6 month internship - earn up to $15/hr.
CompTIA A+ certification  

Application Deadline: September 28, 2015
Class starts: October 12, 2015

Learn more at an IT Ready Info Session:
Thursday, September 24, 12:30pm-2:30pm or
Monday/Tuesday, September 28/29, 9:30am-10:30am
Brian Coyle Center, Computer Lab
420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Minneapolis resident
High school diploma or GED
No previous college degree
US citizen or legal immigrant

If you cannot attend an information session, apply online and email Mohamed Ali to set an assessment and interview appointment. This program is funded by the City of Minneapolis and Creating IT Futures Foundations.
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IT-Ready with Creating IT Futures Foundation
IT-Ready training is a free 8-week in-classroom training and a
6-month paid on-the-job experience that prepares students for the Information Technology work field. This program is open to all Twin Cities residents.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2015
Class Starts: October 19, 2015 (meets Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm)
For more information, call 952-855-7425.
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Free Manufacturing Job Skills Training
Hmong American Partnership (HAP) is offering two short-term training programs that include:

A mandatory 80-hour Foundations class with math, print reading, electrical systems, safety, etc. This class will be held on Monday through Friday, October 5-30, 8:30am-12:30pm.

Participants will then take either Soldering or Panel Building training.
Both are 80 hours and both start on November 2. 

Email Karol Durdle or call Hmong American Partnership at
651-495-9160 with questions.
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CNA and Leadership in Hospitality Trainings from ESNS
East Side Neighborhood Services offer two free employment training, Leadership in Hospitality and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), opportunities that can prepare you for the workforce.

Next classes for the Leadership in Hospitality training have not been determined. CNA training classes will be in the evening and will start in October. After program completion, participants will receive college credits through Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

Attend an Information Session:
Every Tuesday at 9:30am-10:30am
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 Second Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Please call the ESNS at 612-787-4022 with questions.

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 knowledge staff to guide you, essential tools for job search success, and free services including: 

  • 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.