Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: March 8


March 8, 2016



10 “Did You Know” Tips for Veterans Entering the Job Market
Moving from active duty to Veteran status is a significant change. You may have a lot on your mind as you reunite with family and reintegrate into your community. To help smooth the transition, here are 10 tips to help you move from a military to civilian workforce.

  1. Network
  2. Emphasize character 
  3. Translate your credentials
  4. Pace yourself
  5. Use Veterans’ preference

Click here to find out what the remaining 5 tips are and read them in depth.


Meet a Job Doctor
Wednesday, March 9,
Brooklyn Park WorkForce Center
7225 Northland Drive
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

A Job Doctor is an employer who can meet with you one to one, answer your employment questions, give you job search tips and feedback on your resume, and discuss jobs in their company and industry.

Please email Carol Langer or call 612-596-7719 with questions.
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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
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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

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers (BAC) Training Center
6 week training programs:

  • Basics of the Trade for Bricklayer
  • Tile Setter

Upon successful completion of training, BAC will try to help place you with an employer. The training costs $200. There are limited scholarships available. All participants must be at least 17 years of age.

Start Dates: April 11 or June 6, Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm
Registration deadline: March 28

To register, visit the BAC website and choose a trade from the menu, complete the application, and submit or call the Training Center at 763-404-8345. 

Free Hand Soldering Training
CAPI USA is offering a free training in hand soldering. Participants will earn their IPC-A and IPC-J credentials for free. Training will start at the end of March.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Minimum 5th grade English level

Email Sarah Shapiro or call 612-767-3667 for more information.
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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 dates: April 11th - 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:

  • 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.
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Free Trainings with EMERGE
EMERGE is offering free trainings in property maintenance and CNC Machining.

Property Maintenance Training
This training consists of 12 weeks (8am-3pm, Mondays – Saturdays) with 10 weeks of paid internship.

To be eligible, participants must:

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Age 18 years or older
  • Pass a background check

Registration Deadline: April 18, 2016

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CNC Machining Training
This training consists of 10 months trainings. Individuals will earn 18 college credits from Hennepin Technical College and have the opportunity to earn the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials. Criminal Background is not a barrier.

To be eligible, participants must:

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Age 18 years or older
  • Not currently in college
  • Remain drug free throughout the program

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To learn more about these programs, attend an Information Session. Information sessions are held:

Every Monday, 9am
EMERGE Career and Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

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

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.

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.

IT-Ready in the Twin Cities
IT-Ready is a free education, training, and career placement program that gives people the knowledge and skills they need for a successful IT career, then connects them to an on-the-job experience opportunity. Students not only gain "hard" technical skills, but also "soft" professional skills that employers look for in job candidates.

Application Deadline: April 11, 2016
Next Class Starts: May 2, 2016
IT-Ready Offices (located inside the International Dairy Queen Corporation building)
7505 Metro Boulevard, Edina, MN 55439
Please call their offices at 952-855-7425 with questions.
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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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Upcoming Job Search Events

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.
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On-site Hiring Event
Thursday, March 10, 1pm-4pm
North Minneapolis WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Featured employers: Wells Fargo, Pepisco (Frito-Lay), Panera Bread (On-The-Spot Interviews), Schmit Towing, and Allied Barton.

Bring multiple copies of your resume and come prepared to speak to a hiring manager. Event is free and open to the public.
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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.
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Hennepin County – Employer of the Day
Tuesday, March 15, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Delaware North Sportservice are offering positions to work at Target Field. Event is free and open to the public.
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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.
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Catalyst Career Job Fair in Minneapolis
Tuesday, March 29, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton – Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.
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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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Get Jobs Job Fair
Thursday, March 31, 11am-4pm
Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
Event is free and open to the public. No registration required.
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Medical Devices Industry Career Fair
Tuesday, April 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Commons Hotel, Pinnacle Ballroom
615 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55414

The Design of Medical Devices Conference, in cooperation with the Minnesota department of Employment and Economic Development, will be hosting a unique opportunity for those seeking employment or internships, to network with medical device industry professionals and companies.
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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.