Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: February 23


February 23, 2016



Learn to Recognize and Avoid Job Scams
As you are conducting your job search, be aware of job offer scams. Job offer scams are real and have existed for a long time. They have an objective of one or a combination of three things:

  • Parting you from your money
  • Stealing your identity
  • Getting you to work for nothing

To avoid job scams, learn more about how to recognize and how to avoid them.
Read More


Job Interview Questions Database and Practice Interviews
Answering job interview questions correctly takes skill, practice, and determination. The Interview Question Database and The Practice Interviews are essential tools to practice and perfect answers to the most common interview questions. Learn More


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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
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612-520-3500 or email us. 

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777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-821-4000 or email us.

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Upcoming Job Search Events

Office Professionals Hiring Event
Tuesday, February 23, 10am-2pm
Hennepin North 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 begin. Employers include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Prudential Insurance, US Bank Stadium, MN Sure, US Bank, and Wells Fargo. 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

Employer of the Day with Hennepin County
Tuesday, March 1, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN  55409

Cub Foods is hiring cashiers, stock persons, and deli clerks. Event is free and open to the public.
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National Career Fair in St. Paul
Wednesday, March 2, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
175 10th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101

National Career Fairs will be hosting a free job fair in St. Paul with free resume review and hundreds of job opportunities open to the public. By attending, you will be entered to win a free iPad mini!
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National Career Fair
Tuesday, March 8, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Registration Link

Accessible Space Hiring Event
Tuesday, March 8, 1pm-3pm
Augsburg Park Library
7100 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423

Accessible Space is hiring Direct Support Staff. These are entry level positions located around the metro area (on the bus line). Please dress professionally and bring a copy of your resume.
See Flyer

Construction On-Site Hiring Event
Tuesday, March 15, 10am-Noon
Hennepin South WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
Event is free and open to the public.
More Information

Minneapolis Career Fair
Tuesday, March 22, 11am-2pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites
Three Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425

There are over 350 positions available. Remember to dress to impress and bring multiple copies of your resume. Event is free and open to the public.
Registration Link

Professional Career Fair in Minneapolis
Wednesday, March 30, 9am-4pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Meet with more than 50 Upper-Midwest employers looking to hire career-minded professionals. The Career Fair is free and open to the public but pre-registration is recommended.
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Training Opportunities

Property Maintenance Technician Training with EMERGE
EMERGE is offering trainings in property maintenance starting April 2016. The training consists of 12 weeks (8am-3pm, Mondays – Saturdays) with 10 weeks of paid internship.


  • GED required
  • Pass a background check

Please email Rachel Simmons or call 612-787-3804 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.
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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

New Leaf Workshops for Former Offenders
Is your record affecting your job search? The New Leaf Extended Workshops for former offenders is a series of free classes offered at the South or North Minneapolis Workforce Center through March 2016.

You will learn:

  • How to respond to questions related to your offense
  • How to discover your unique job skills and talents
  • How to write resumes and cover letters
  • What to expect from a background check

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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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.