Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: November 10


November 10, 2015


Insider Tip

Job Seekers with Disabilities: Deciding When to Disclose
You're looking for a job and you have one or more disabilities. You know you have a lot to offer, but when you find a job posting that matches your skills, you may wonder: When and how should I tell a prospective employer about my disability?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against “qualified individuals with disabilities.” That’s a person who meets skill, experience, education or other job requirements – and who can perform “essential functions” of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Read More


Women in IT Panel
Takoda Staffing is hosting an event where you can meet some of the metro's top women IT professionals and engage in a discussion about what it's like to be a woman in the IT field.

Thursday, November 19
International Institute of MN
1694 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Event is free and open to the public.
Registration Link
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  • 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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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
View all jobs and apply online here.

Upcoming Job Search Events

AIR SERV Open Interview Session
November 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and December 1, 2, 8, 9
AIR SERV Corporation
7350 34th Avenue South, Building G, Minneapolis, MN
(494 & 34th Ave South)

Work at the Minneapolis airport for a major airline. There are full-time positions paying $10-14 per hour with many shifts available.

Questions? Email Katie Galbraith or call 651-236-7625.
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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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Aldi Hiring Events
ALDI is hosting hiring events in Maple Grove, Blaine, Inver Grove Heights, and Mounds View. Click here to find the hiring event near you. 

Restaurant Jobs – HM Host
Wednesday, November 11, 9am-3pm
Ramada Bloomington Minneapolis Airport
Mall 2300 East American Boulevard, Bloomington, MN 55425

Restaurant Jobs
On-site Interviews
$450.00 Retention bonus
($100 paid out at 60-days, $150 paid out at 90-days and $200 paid out at six months). Apply online here to expedite an interview the day of the event.
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TPI Hospitality Job Fair
Thursday, November 12, 9am-7pm
Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington
5140 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN 55437

Immediate interviews for management, housekeeping, maintenance, kitchen, front desk, and more for all 16 Minneapolis-St. Paul Locations
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Military and Veterans Career Fair
Thursday, November 12, 4pm-8pm
Optum Campus
11000 Optum Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Hosted by UnitedHealth Group, this fair helps transitioning military service members, veterans, and spouses enter the workforce.
Registration Link
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Job Fair/Open House: Minco Products, Inc.
Friday, November 13, 6:30am-2:30pm
7321 Commerce Lane, Fridley, MN 55432
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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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Healthcare On-site Hiring Event
Tuesday, November 17, 10am-Noon
Bloomington WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437

Featured employers: Golden Living Care Centers, Tealwood Senior Living, Rakhma, Northfield Hospital, Fairview Health Service, The Waters Senior Living, Homeward Bound, Heritage of Edina, REM The Mentor Network, Mayo Health System, Park Dental, Nursefinders, Mains’ Services, Home Instead Senior Care, and Volunteers of America.
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The Job Doctor – Let’s Answer Your Questions!
Tuesday, November 17, 10:30 am – Noon
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th Street, Room 120, Minneapolis, MN
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Thursday, November 19, 10:30am-Noon
Brian Coyle Center
420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
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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! 

On-site Hiring Event  
Monday, November 23, 1pm-3pm
Minnesota WorkForce Center - Hennepin North
7225 Northland Drive North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Having a resume and a quick "elevator speech" ready will have you feeling even more prepared!
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Minneapolis Career Fair
Tuesday, December 8, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public.
Registration Link
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Training Opportunities

Community Culinary Arts
This 4-week training (starting November 16) hosted by Pillsbury United Communities will help you gain competitive skills in the kitchen, become ServSafe certified, receive career placement support, improve your resume and job applications, and practice for interviews and internships. Open to ages 16 and older.

November 16 to December 4, Monday-Friday

  • First week is meeting from 10am-1pm
  • Next three weeks are meeting from 8:30am-1:30pm

Pillsbury United Waite House
2320 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Email David Maldonado or call 612-455-0367 with questions.
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ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training Hosted by ESNS
November 16-18, 9am-1pm
East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS)
1700 Second Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413

You will receive a National Restaurant Association Certification upon passing the exam. Every restaurant is required by law to have someone on staff with this certification. The fee is $155, one of the lowest fees in the state for this training. Includes exam fee.

TO APPLY: Attend a one hour information session. Information sessions are held every Tuesday at 9:30am to 10:30am at ESNS. For more information, click here or call 612-787-4022.
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Professional Customer Service Training
HIRED offers training for individuals interested in high-demand customer service jobs. Graduates may continue into advanced training, including the Hospitality Pathways Training Program or Culinary Skills Training.

Training Information:
November 16-December 3, 9am-12:30pm
Eisenhower Community Center, Hopkins Center
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55305
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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

EMERGE Welding

  • Sign up by November 17, 2015
  • Training starts December 2015
  • Length of Training: 6 months

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.