Minneapolis WorkForce Center Job Seeker Bulletin

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September 23, 2014


Dos and Don'ts for Job Fairs

Job Fair

You need to go to job fairs with the right attitude, right materials and professional image to be successful. Sure, you hope to go in, get interviewed on site and land a job. And that’s great if it happens, but if not, don’t be discouraged. The focus of job fairs is to come away with job leads. Getting at least a few good job leads is time well spent. Read more

Free Webinar: Networking and Job Fairs

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Learn the tools to gain employment through effectively networking and navigating a job fair.

More information and registration


Ready for Success  

Ready for Success

Low-income women and men can find gently-used and new professional clothing, accessories, and new personal care items suitable for job interviews and the workplace. Ready for Success is unique from other programs, providing:

  • Individual Appointments
  • Personal Shoppers
  • Accessories & Personal Care Items
  • A Boutique-Style Atmosphere

Learn More

Better Wages > Better Life: Build a Career in Construction

Construction Image

Learn about wages, who is hiring, how to get hired, and training opportunities that may lead to a better life. This workshop will be in the computer lab; attendees will use online job search tools.

Monday, September 29, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Minneapolis North Workforce Center
1200 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411-4085


Dream It. Do It. Logo

Dream It. Do It. Free Statewide Tour of Manufacturing

When: October 23-25, 2014

Where: At manufacturers in your community. To find a participating manufacturer, check here

Why: Learn about in-demand jobs

View Job Listings


  • Use the right resources, tools and services to help get the job you want.


  • 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.

Now Hiring

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.

City of Saint Paul

Welsh Companies

Welsh named 'Best Place to Work' by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal for 2nd consecutive year and Top Workplace” by Star Tribune.

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 Rocci at J&L 715-350-6763.

Upcoming Job Search Events

Northside Community Outdoor Job/Resource Fair
Thursday, September 25, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
North Minneapolis Workforce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN, 55411

  • Multicultural business employers will be attending this event seeking employees.
  • 612-520-3500

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

Minneapolis Career Fair
Monday, September 29, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425

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

FastTRAC Culinary Arts Training Program

Earn a Culinary Arts Certificate from Saint Paul College *PLUS* receive academic and job placement support from RESOURCE and Neighborhood House.

Part 1: College Prep Class

  • Starting now through December 19, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Wellstone Center- 179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul, MN
  • Free ACCUPLACER test-prep and enrollment activities for Saint Paul College

Part 2: Culinary Basics Certification

  • January-May, 2015, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Saint Paul College, 235 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul

Cost of books, uniforms, and supplies are all covered.
Financial aid available for tuition.

To sign up, contact Hayley Johnson at 612-752-8930.

FastTRAC Machining Training

  • Earn college credits and industry credentials in high demand field at Hennepin Technical College
  • 10 month program; 18 college credits
  • Earn multiple National Institute of Machining (NIMs) credentials
  • EVENING classes
  • Must have HS diploma or GED
  • Criminal background NOT a barrier

Attend a training orientation session:
Mondays, Sept 15 - Oct 20 at 10:00 a.m.
1101 West Broadway (Space is limited and applicants are accepted as they apply, so attend the earliest orientation session possible.)

  • Flyer 
  • For more information, contact Jon at 612-787-3806 

FREE IT Training

The Creating IT Futures Foundation has launched a FREE, 8-week education, training and career placement program called IT-Ready.
The program will give people the knowledge and skills they need for a successful IT career.

East Side Neighborhood Services Forklift & Skid-Steer Loader Training

The Forklift and Bobcat® Skid Steer Loader training courses are designed to be taken together, but can also be taken separately.

East Side Neighborhood Services Introduction to Health and Human Services Program

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

HIRED’s Pathways to Health Careers: FastTRAC Training

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