Minneapolis WorkForce Center Job Seeker Bulletin

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August 15, 2014

Insider Tips

Networking with Business Cards

Bix Card

The business card is a networking necessity. Not everyone will want a copy of your resume when you meet them, especially if it's at a professional networking mixer, a social function or even a party at your brother-in-law's home. That's where the business card comes in. Read more here.

Social Security Changes

Beginning August 2014, the Social Security Administration will no longer issue Social Security number printouts in its field offices. Individuals, who need proof of their Social Security number and cannot find their card, will need to apply for a replacement card.

In addition, later this year, the field offices will stop providing benefit verification letters, except in emergency situations. Benefit verifications are available online, and can be obtained by registering for a Social Security account at my Social Security or requested through a national toll-free number (1-800-772-1213).

Now Hiring

DC Group

DC Group, a 2013 “Best in Business” award recipient from the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce is now hiring. Founded in Minneapolis in 1969, DC Group is one of the nation’s largest providers of maintenance and repair service to users of uninterruptible power systems, such as government, hospitals, critical data centers, and similar users.

DC Group is currently expanding at its West River Road location in North Minneapolis.  The renovation will include approximately 15,000 sq. ft of the existing facility and the construction of an additional 23,500 square feet of new space including an 86-stall parking structure (and a new gym!)

DC Group is currently hiring for numerous positions.  As a recipient of City of Minneapolis Grow North funding, this company has a strategic focus on North Minneapolis hiring. Current openings include Account Representatives, Office Coordinator, and Regional Inventory Specialist in the warehousing division. DC Group offers 15 paid vacation days per year, 401K and medical plan, health savings account,  free parking on-premises, on-site workout facilities (opening soon), and day-time weekday hours. Submit resumes to Marie Larson, phone 612-673-5292.

Upcoming Events

Minneapolis North Workforce Center 'Employer of the Day' Events

Come to the North Minneapolis Workforce Center and meet the following employer and learn about their available positions:

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Thursday, August 21
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency (located in Downtown Minneapolis) is hiring for a variety of hotel and hospitality positions.

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Upcoming Career Training Opportunities

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) Employment Skills Classroom Training

PPL offers job and skills training programs designed to help you improve your employment opportunities. Attend Learning Center Information Sessions, held at 9 a.m. every Monday at the PPL Learning Center (1925 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis) to get started.

Train to Work Programs includes...

  • Banking
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Healthcare Clerical

Career Pathways Programs includes...

  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Healthcare Plus
  • Human Services Pathways
  • Pharmacy Technician

Dakota County Technical College DCTC: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (AMLR) Program

Join us this fall! Classes begin in September and you can earn a degree in just nine months! Through a partnership with Goodwill-Easter Seals, students can receive Career Navigation Services such as:

  • Assistance with the application and financial aid process
  • Access support for transportation, child care or housing
  • Help building a professional image
  • Assistance tailoring their resume and interviewing skills for the chosen career pathway                                                                        

For more information or to enroll in the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair certificate program contact, Roger Aegan via email or call 651-379-5608.

Goodwill-Easter Seals Short Term Training and Support

  • Banking and Finance
  • Medical Office
  • Contact Center
  • Construction
  • Automotive Services

For more information contact Sandy Brady via email or call

Upcoming Job Search Events

Destination Jobs

A listing of job fairs in the Twin Cities

North Minneapolis Job Fair
Tuesday, August 19
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Folwell Recreation Center
1615 Dowling Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55412

RENEW Minneapolis Construction Career Fair

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sabathani Community Center’s Banquet Center Room
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

More Information

Connection Conference (for Youth)

Employment and education resources for youth and young adults.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis

More information

Minneapolis Employment and Training Programs

Minneapolis Employment and Training administers a variety of employment and training programs under the direction of the Mayor, City Council, and Minneapolis Workforce Council

  • 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.
  • RENEW Minneapolis
    Short-term job training in sustainable jobs for Minneapolis residents ages 18 and older.
  • Dislocated Worker Program
    Comprehensive services for those who have lost their job through no fault of their own for adult ages 18 and older.

Visit a Minneapolis WorkForce Center

Each offers a knowledgeable staff to guide you. Each provides essential tools to make your job search a success. Best of all, most services are free of charge. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Free 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
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
612-520-3500 or email us.

South Minneapolis
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
612-821-4000 or email us.