Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: February 9


February 9th, 2016



6 Ways Social Media Can Destroy Your Job Search
Social media networks have completely changed the way we communicate. Not only can you catch up with long-lost friends and family members, but you can also connect with employers via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other tools. Unfortunately, using social media can also hurt you when it comes to finding a job. If you are searching for employment, avoid these mistakes. Read More


12 Best Job Search Apps
Whether you prefer a smartphone or a tablet, your job search can go with you wherever you are, giving you more opportunities to quickly find and apply to the job of your dreams. Here are 12 free mobile apps that will help you stop searching and start working.

  1. CardDrop (iOS)
  2. Indeed Job Search (Android & iOS)
  3. Intro (Android & iOS)

To find out the remaining 11 apps, click here.

Get Your Taxes Prepared for FREE at CAPI USA
Every Thursday, 5pm-8pm starting February 4th.
To qualify, the family income must be less than $55,000. No appointments necessary. Translators in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish are available.

For more information, call Yana at 612-767-3680
CAPI USA website


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Job Connect

  • Connecting Workforce Professionals, Job Seekers and Employers.

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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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Training Opportunities

American Workshop
There is still space to join the Introduction to Construction and Building Trades (ICBT) program starting on February 16. After completion of pre-requisite classes on February 16th and 17th, students can take the remaining 14 classes, in any order (the 2016 calendar will be online soon), in order to graduate. All students must take and pass all 16 classes for graduation. Registrations will be taken until noon on February 11, or until the class is full.

Email American Workshop or call 952-500-8812 with questions.
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Free Creating IT Future’s Women-Only Class
Creating IT Futures’ IT-Ready career program will have a women-only classes this spring. IT-Ready includes an eight-week, full-time classroom training program that covers a technical computer curriculum geared toward the CompTIA A+ certification. In addition, participants learn professional skills to ensure their success for the interviewing process and on the job.

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be an American citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Live in Minneapolis

Application Deadline: March 25, 2016
Class starts: Monday, April 11th
Class ends: Friday, June 3rd
Class runs Monday to Fridays from 9:15am to 3:45pm at the EMERGE Career & Technology Center

Email Kathy Brennan  or call 952-855-7420 with questions.
More Information/Registration  

FREE Computer Basics Training in Spanish
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 Second Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55411

East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) will be hosting a week of free computer basic trainings in Spanish at their offices. For those interested, please contact Ellen Stavreff at 612-787-4095 to register.

  • February 22, 10:30am-12:30pm, Basic computer
  • February 23, 10:30am-12:30pm, Microsoft Word
  • February 24, 10:30am-12:30pm, Internet
  • February 25, 11:30am-1:30pm, Gmail
  • February 26, 9:30am-10:30am, Computer Practice/Review
  • February 26, 10:30-12:30, Northstar Certification Exam.

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Free Employment Empowerment Classes
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is hosting three week Employment Empowerment classes that cover Networking, Job Satisfaction, Applications, Resumes, Cover and Thank you Letters, Job Search, Interview/Mock Interview and Financial Literacy.
Upcoming class dates:

  • February 29 to March 18
  • April 4 to April 22
  • May 2 to May 20

Classes run Monday-Friday, 9am-Noon
Please email their Training and Education Center (TEC) or call
612-879-5286 with questions.
More Information and to Register

Iron Workers Local 512 Notice of Apprenticeship Applications
Iron Workers Local 512 will be taking applications through February 15, 2016. The apprenticeship will begin on May 1st, 2016. Please email Lori Hensel or call 651-489-3829 with additional questions.
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New Leaf Workshops for Former Offenders
Is your record affecting your job search? The New Leaf Extended Workshops for former offenders is a free series of classes offered at the South or North Minneapolis Workforce Center through March 2016.

Check the second page of this flyer for more information and a schedule for the Minneapolis classes.

Software Guild Concordia University
In this full-time, 12-week course, you will learn .NET/C# or Java, and acquire the skills needed for entry-level developer positions.

Application Deadline: April 23, 2016
Next Class Starts: May 31, 2016
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Prime Digital Academy
Join the IT industry as an entry-level software engineer through a program centered on a 12 week immersive classroom experience.

Next Class Starts: April 25, 2016
Application Deadline: February 14, 2016
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Now Hiring

City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
The City of Minneapolis is now offering full-time summer internship opportunities through the Urban Scholars program. Urban Scholars is a leadership development summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students.

Application deadline: February 19th, 2016

View all jobs and apply online here.

Veterans Hiring Initiative
Hennepin County is committed to fill positions with veterans. The goal is to assist individuals into trainee positions that will lead to permanent employment with Hennepin County. More Information

Upcoming Job Search Events

Employer of the Day: New French Bakery
Tuesday, February 9, 10am-1pm
3702 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Event is free and open to the public.
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Hire Our Heroes – Veteran & Spouse Job Fair
Tuesday, February 9, 11am-2pm
Xcel Energy Center
199 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55102
All registered veterans and military spouses are eligible to receive up to two free tickets for them and their families to attend that evening’s game between the Wild and Stars.
Registration Link
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On-site Hiring Event - Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
Thursday, February 11, 1pm-4pm
North Minneapolis WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Featured employers: Advantage Solutions, Century Link, First Student, and Synergy Home Care.
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Mall of America Job Hiring Event
Monday, February 15, 1pm-5pm
Mall of America, West Market Square
60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public.
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Healthcare On-site Hiring Event
Tuesday, February 16, 10am-Noon
Minnesota Bloomington WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
Event is free and open to the public.
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Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair
February 17 & 18, 9am-3pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Event is only open to students (sophomore, juniors, and seniors). Pre-registration is required.
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Minnesota Veterans Home Minneapolis Career Fair
Wednesday, February 17, 2pm-2pm
Thursday, February 18, 3pm-7pm
Saturday, February 20, 11am-3pm
Minnesota Veterans Home
5101 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417

The MN Veterans Home is hiring for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Human Services Technicians (HSTs), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).
See Flyer
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Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) Job Fair
Thursday, February 18, Noon-4pm
Mall of American, Rotunda
60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public.

Job openings include: drywallers, carpenters, painters, framers, HVAC, design, plumbers, project management, sales, estimators, fork lift operators, drivers, interns, office operations, field technician, customer service, warehouse, administrative, interns, etc.
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On-Site Hiring at Bloomington WorkForce Center
Tuesday, February 19, 10am-Noon
Bloomington WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
Event is free and open to the public.

Featured companies: Ally Financial, DCM Services, Thrivent Financial, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, TRS Consulting, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
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Early Childhood Professionals and Licensed K-12 Teachers Open House
Monday, February 22, 10am-3pm
Teaching Temps Incorporate
5300 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55422
Event is free and open to the public.
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On-site Hiring Event for Office Professionals
Tuesday, February 23, 10am-2pm
North Hennepin WorkForce Center
7225 Northland Drive North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

At 10am there will be an Interactive panel with Employer's hiring office professionals.
Immediately following the panel, the job fair will commence. Event is free and open to the public.
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Midway Career Fair
Wednesday, February 24, 10am-1pm
Griggs-Midway Building, 2nd Floor Training Room
1821 University Avenue West, Suite S-242, St. Paul, MN 55401
Event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.
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On-site Hiring Event - Minneapolis South WorkForce Center
Thursday, February 25, 1pm-4pm
South Minneapolis WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Featured employers: Advantage Solutions, Century Link, First Student, Edward Jones, and HMS Host.
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Employer of the Day with Hennepin County
Monday, February 29, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN  55409

InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel is hiring Housekeepers, Room Attendants, Front Desk Associates, and Restaurant Hosts. Event is free and open to the public,
See Flyer

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.