Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: October 27


October 27, 2015



Getting Past the Gatekeepers
Even if you do everything right, from using your career network to calling people in HR, you still may not land the job you so desperately want. Sometimes another person may simply have better inroads, more panache, stronger skills or more attractive credentials. That does not mean you should give up on your quest for the perfect job. Try some of these tips to get past the gatekeepers on your road to success. Read More


Free Walk-In Counseling
Finding a job is hard. Sometimes we get caught up in our daily routine, we forget to care for ourselves that can lead to stress, anxiety, and depression. Let’s take a little time to focus on ourselves.

There is free counseling at the Walk-In Counseling Center Minneapolis location. There are no fees and are open to all ages. Mature minors ages 15 to 17 can give their own consent.

Counseling Hours and Location Information:
Mon., Wed., Fri., 1pm-3pm
Mon. to Thu., 6:30pm-8:30pm
Walk-In Counseling Center
2421 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Call 612-870-0560 ext. 100 with questions.
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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 and 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.

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.

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Upcoming Job Search Events

Gopher and Viking Event Security Staff Job Fair
Every Wednesday, 10am-7pm (ends December 27)
TCF Stadium
420 23rd Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55414

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Vikings are hiring for ushers, customer service personnel, security, and event staff. Positions are needed for evening and weekends at the TCF Stadium during Gopher and Viking Games. Great for college students with flexible scheduling.

Walk-in or call 612-624-5593 to register an interview time.
Apply online
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Manufacturing Job Fair
Thursday, October 29, 10am-Nonn
Emerge Career and Technology Center (ECTC)
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
*Main entrance is on the south side of the building

Both skilled and entry-level job openings.
Location is accessible through bus routes #5 and #14. Parking in lot across from the ECTC building and in the adjacent lot.
Email John Vang with questions.

Hennepin County Hiring Event
Tuesday, November 3, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center, Suite 120
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Featured employer: Home Depot
There are computers and printers available for job seekers Mondays-Fridays from 9:30am-noon and 1pm-3pm at Sabathani in the Hennepin County Community Resource room. Email Lisa Cain or call 612-596-1990 with questions.
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Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, November 5, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Sign up early receive a free VIP Pass.
Registration Link
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HIRED Fall Career Fair
Monday, November 9, 1pm-3pm
EMERGE Career and Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
On-site resources, Noon-3pm

  • Resume review and assessment
  • Mock interviews
  • Skills evaluation
  • Networking tips
  • Personal marketing strategies

There will be 8-10 employers from a range of industries. Event is free and open to the public. Email Christy Simpson or call
612-287-1387 with questions.
See Flyer
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The Job Doctor – Let’s Answer Your Questions!
November 12 & 17, 10:30am-Noon
Northpoint Health and Wellness, Room 108
1315 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Thursday, November 19, 10:30am-Noon
Brian Coyle Center
420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
These events are free and open to the public.

A Job Doctor is an employer who can answer your employment questions, give you job search tips and feedback on your resume, and discuss jobs in their company and industry. Bring your resumes! To register, email Yaomee Xiong or call 612-721-0122.
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The Professional & Diversity Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, November 16, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Sales, Customer Service, Call Center, Management, General Business, Marketing, Retail, Administrative, Insurance, Banking, Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Education, Law Enforcement, Government, Military, Telemarketing, Healthcare, IT and more.

Email Catalyst Career Group or call 815-308-5426 with questions.
Registration Link
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Training Opportunities

Free Digital Foundations
This 2-week, 8-day course covers the basics of Windows.

  • A boost in confidence and speed with computers
  • A professional Gmail address with access to Google drive
  • The start of a professional resume that can be updated
  • A flash drive to store your files

Class Schedules:
Monday, 11/9 – Thursday, 11/19
Monday, 11/30 – Thursday, 12/10
To register, call Michelle at 763-251-0370.

Classes Time/Location Information:
Monday-Thursday, 1pm-3pm
EMERGE Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Mechatronics and Maintenance & Custodial Skills (PPL)
St. Paul is offering two new career training programs, Mechatronics and Maintenance & Custodial Skills. The programs are free to eligible individuals. Training programs equip graduates for careers, with industry certifications, in industrial production, building facilities, maintenance, and environmental services industries.
See Flyer

Training with Summit Academy
In only 20 weeks, you can enter into one of the high-demand fields of construction or healthcare. Students will apply for financial assistance towards program tuition ($5,400). Learn more by attending an information session.
Trainings offered at Summit Academy:

PSEO Students qualify for PAC, CHW, CHW with Certified Nursing Assistant Option, and Pharmacy Technician. Learn More about PSEO qualifications.
See Course Catalog

More Upcoming Fall/Winter Career Training Courses

Takoda Institute Winter Quarter Starts December 1, 2015

  • Administrative Professional
  • Health Information & Patient Services Specialist
  • Human Services Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist

RESOURCE November Classes

  • Workplace Essentials Training prerequisite to all classes.
  • Business and Computer Applications Specialist
  • Accounting Support 101
  • Healthcare Technician
  • Building Operations Manager


  • Machinist
  • Welding
  • CISCO Essentials


  • Healthcare

Now Hiring

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

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 child 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.

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.