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September 9, 2014


Informational Interviews Boost Job Search

Job Interview

If your job search has stalled or needs a boost you can get back on track by setting up some informational interviews. These interviews are perfect for your job search if you’re seeking to learn about the skills, training, and experience needed for an occupation or learn about a specific company or industry.

Learn how to set one up and prepare.

Meet Recruiters from the State of Minnesota

Thursday, Sept.18, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
North Minneapolis WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis

Representatives of the following departments will be in attendance:

  • Department of Human Services
  • MN IT
  • Department of Corrections


DEED Creative Job Search Guide

The Creative Job Search Guide provides the sound insights and practical advice you need to help you plan and launch a successful job search even in the most challenging times.

‘Fake’ Online Application Helps Job Seekers Practice

Practice filling out online applications before submitting a real application on an employer’s website. Most online job applications ask you to input similar information. So, using a practice online application can help you get comfortable with the form.

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.

Read Past Job Seeker Bulletins Online

For more job seeking tips and resources, check out previous issues of the Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin online.

Now Hiring

Welsh Companies

  • Welsh named 'Best Place to Work' by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal for 2nd consecutive year and Top Workplace” by Star Tribune
  • Carpenter
  • Division Manager
  • Plumber 
  • Real Estate Manager
  • See postings online

Iron Workers Wanted

Demand will be high for ironworkers through 2016. Many large projects in the area are seeking labor for reinforcing and PTI certified (bonded) iron workers.

J&L contracts include Interstate 90 Bridge Project in Dresbach, MN, St. Croix Crossing project in Stillwater, plus more. Some jobs offering 6-10’s and outside metro area include per diem.

For more information contact:

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.

Upcoming Job Search Events

South Metro Area Job Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 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.
  • More information

Business, Technology, Education, Justice Studies, Paralegal & Design Focused Career Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Rasmussen College  
3629 95th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55014

  • Employers, mock interviews, LinkendIn training, and resume review
  • More information

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

Robotics Alley Career Fair and Career Development Workshops
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

  • Robotics Alley, DEED, and MinnesotaWorks.net will host this event to expose participants to networking opportunities in the fields of manufacturing, engineering and robotics. 
  • More information

The Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, September 22, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport
7901 34th Avenue S 
Bloomington, MN 55425

  • Sales, customer service, retail, administration, management, IT, accounting, finance, government, security, law enforcement, collectors, HR, call center, insurance, financial analysts, recruiting coordinators, telemarketing, cashiers, banking
  • Pre-Register online

Career and Community Expo
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Public Schools' Adult Education South Campus
2225 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

  • Hiring exhibitors will collect resumes and conduct or scheduling job interviews on-site.
  • Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume.
  • More information

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

Hennepin County South Minneapolis Job Fair
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Room 101
1301 Second Street South,
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Training Opportunities

East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS)

  • Find the most current training online.


  • 2-day certification class will prepare you for a career in food service preparation and safety.
  • Class: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Review and test: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Cost for training and exam is $129. There is a re-testing fee of $45.
  • Flyer and Registration

Forklift & Skid-Steer Loader Training

  • Oct. 6th-10, 2014
  • Forklift: Cost $200 & $300
  • Bobcat® Skid Steer Loader: Cost $75
  • The Forklift and Bobcat® Skid Steer Loader training courses are designed to be taken together but can also be taken separately.
  • Flyer and Registration

Introduction to Health and Human Services Program

  • Oct. 13 to Dec. 17, 2014
  • Applications are due by Oct. 3, 2014
  • ESNS will have information sessions at ESNS (Room 206) on:
  • Wednesday, Sept,17, 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept, 24, 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
  • Flyer  

HIRED Customer Service Training

  • Sept. 22 – Oct. 9 at Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St, Minneapolis
  • Orientation Options:
  • Tuesday, September 9, 9:00-10:30 a.m. or
  • Monday, September 15, 9:00-10:30 a.m. (attend one only)
  • Contact Todd Erickson at 952-697-1317

Pathways to Health Careers: FastTRAC Training

  • Pre-CNA
  • Medical Terminology
  • Integrated CNA
  • 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.
  • 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.