Minneapolis WorkForce Center Job Seeker Bulletin

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August 26, 2014


Finding a Job with LinkedIn

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A recent survey of human resources professionals revealed that over 90% of in-house recruiters hired people from LinkedIn. Is it any wonder then that LinkedIn is now the go-to site for job seekers looking for their next great career? For many people, however, LinkedIn is confusing.

Learn more about LinkedIn by reading 10 tips to finding a job with LinkedIn. 


Find a Community Technology Center

Community Technology Centers (CTCs) and free technology services are offered by local public libraries, some government agencies, and many community-based organizations. Find access at a location near you.

Job Skills Transfer Assessment Tool (JobSTAT)

The JobSTAT tool provides the ability to easily describe one's marketable skill attributes and match those against existing job openings that require similar skills.  

Employer of the Day Events

Learn more about the following employers and the job openings they currently have available during Minneapolis South WorkForce Center Employer of the Day Events (777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis).

H & R Block
Wednesday August 27, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Office Manager
  • Tax Professionals

Standard Solutions
Thursday August 28, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hiring for skilled and unskilled trade positions in:

  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Demolition
  • Carpenters
  • Class A & B Drivers
  • Equipment Operators

Educator of the Day Events

Learn more about the opportunities and resources available during Minneapolis South WorkForce Center Educator of the Day Events (777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis).

Job Corps
Friday, August 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Job Corps is a NO COST educational and vocational training program for 16-24 year olds and low income youth.

Trainings include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Painting
  • Health Occupations (CNA, HHA)
  • Construction
  • Office Administration
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Welding
  • Culinary Arts

Students who enroll in a training program can receive a bi-weekly living allowance, free room & board, free uniforms and clothing allotment, transitional allowance, up to 21 months of job placement and follow up services (for graduates) and MORE!

More Information

View Job Listings


  • View thousands of job listings from private employers statewide.


  • Manage your career and your pathway to career success.


  • Search for federal government jobs throughout the country.

Minnesota Colleges and Universities

  • Find and apply for positions at any of the system's institutions and 54 campus locations.

iSeek Jobs

  • Discover tools and resources for a successful job hunt.

State of Minnesota

  • Explore career opportunities and potential for career advancement in Minnesota state government.

University of Minnesota

  • Find the best fit for a career at the University via its online employment system.

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

  • Search for jobs at colleges and universities in the Upper Midwest.


City of Minneapolis

Find out what jobs are available at the City of Minneapolis, read full job descriptions and fill out an online application by following the link below. New jobs are posted on Monday of each week.

View job postings and apply online 

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Lutheran Social Services (LSS)

LSS Vision for its Employees: LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives. LSS currently has job openings in Services for Persons with Disabilities, Services for Older Adults, Facilities Management, Human Services, Mental Health, Youth, among others. 

Find job listings for LSS Minnesota at here.

DC Group

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 City of Minneapolis Employment and Training staff member Marie Larson or call 612-673-5292 for more information.

Upcoming Job Search Events

Atterro Warehouse Openings Job Fair

Every Tuesday and Thursday: July through September.
Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
7109 31st Ave. N, New Hope, MN 55427
Hiring experienced warehouse candidates for 1st & 2nd shifts.
$10.00-10.50/hour. OVERTIME available.
Questions: 763-398-1155 or email

Minneapolis Sales Career Fair
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hilton MSP Airport Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN 55425

Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair - Special Veterans Initiative
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis, 225 Third Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

South Metro Area Job Fair
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mall of America – East Rotunda
Interstate 494 and 24th Ave. South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Sponsored by Hennepin County, Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners, Star Tribune,  Pioneer Press and over 18 employment and training agencies.

St. Paul-Minneapolis Bilingual Job Fair
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel - St. Paul Riverfront
11 East Kellog Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55101
More info
Mall of America - Fall Job Fair
Friday, September 26, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mall of America, 60 E Broadway, Bloomington MN
More info

HIRED Fall Trainings

Pathways to Health Careers: FastTRAC Training

  • Pre-CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Integrated CNA
  • Training Flyer 

M-Powered Manufacturing Training

Manufacturing FastTRAC Soldering Certification Training

  • October 6 until mid-December, 2014
  • Call 612-715-6523 or email Dunn Yoshitani 

Customer Service

Driver and Customer Service

Green Construction Trades

Additional Training Opportunities

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

  • Upcoming testing dates at 1 p.m. August 28 and September 4
  • Class starts September 22 and runs for 9 months
  • Receive Career Navigation services through Goodwill-Easter Seals    
  • Help with access support for transportation, child care or housing
  • For more information or to enroll contact Roger Egan at 651-379-5608

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.
  • 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.

Minneapolis WorkForce Centers

There are two WorkForce Centers located in Minneapolis. 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.