Minneapolis WorkForce Center Job Seeker Bulletin

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October 14, 2014


Six Tips for Job Seekers to Stand Out with 


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Learn how to stand out with these six tips.

Knowing Your Skills is Key for Job Search

Highlighting skills in resumes, cover letters and interviews is part of the foundation of an effective job search. Employers want to know what you can do. Learn more tips and techniques for finding the perfect job here.


Construction Hiring Connection 

Construction Hiring Connection is a resource that connects construction professionals, job seekers, contractors, schools and unions. Learn more.

Dream it. Do it.

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, click here

Why: Learn about in-demand jobs

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Hennepin County

  • Search for job openings in Hennepin County.


  • 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.

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Now Hiring

Minneapolis Public Works (PW) Service Worker I and Service Worker I Trainee

Applications are now being accepted online only for Public Works Service Worker I and Service Worker I Trainee through October 31, 2014. Click here for more information.

Information Sessions offer you the opportunity to go beyond the website and talk to representatives about what skills Public Works is seeking and the application process. Computer access will be available to help candidates apply online during the sessions.

Information sessions (all held in Minneapolis):

  • Thursday 10/16, 10-12pm, Brian Coyle Center, 1101 West Broadway 
  • Thursday 10/16, 3-5pm, UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave. 
  • Friday 10/17, 2-4pm, America Indian OIC, 1845 East Franklin
  • Monday 10/20, 3-5pm, Sabathani, 310 East 38th St.        
  • Tuesday 10/21, 4-6pm, Midtown Exchange, 2929 Chicago Ave.         
  • Wednesday 10/29, 2-4pm, North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave.

UPS Hiring More Than 1,400 in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area 

The positions include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. The seasonal positions have long been an entry point for permanent employment, training and career opportunity after the company re-assesses its needs following the holiday period.

A full description of positions can be found at the website, and through social media (Facebook/UPSjobs and @UPSjobs on Twitter and LinkedIn).  All hiring is done online.

Construction Hiring Connection 

Click here to see current job openings for large and small construction projects.

City of Minneapolis

Find out what jobs are available, read full job descriptions and fill out an online application. New jobs are posted on Monday of each week. View job postings and apply online here.

Upcoming Job Search Events

Construction Expo “Get Ready & Go!"

Tuesday, October 28, 9am-12pm
Carpenter’s Union Hall
710 Olive Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55130
See flyer

Hennepin County Northwest Hennepin Job Fair

Tuesday, October 28, 10am-3pm
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Minneapolis Career Fair

Thursday, October 30, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis (Airport)
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Register here

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) & Twin Cities Flexo Association Job Fair

Thursday, November 20, 10am-3pm
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Register here

PIM representatives will be available to talk about their operations, the products they produce, and career opportunities within their companies. The companies present won't require a college degree, but will be looking for individuals that love working with their hands and are comfortable with the challenges found in a fast paced environment.

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, 11:30am-2pm
Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul, MN, 55107
Free ACCUPLACER test-prep and enrollment activities for Saint Paul College.

Part 2: Culinary Basics Certification
January-May, 2015, Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55102
Cost of books, uniforms, and supplies are all covered.
Financial aid available for tuition.
To sign up, contact Hayley Johnson at call 612-752-8930.

Free FastTRAC Machining Training

Earn college credits and industry credentials in high demand field at Hennepin Technical College. It is a 10 month program with evening classes. Must have HS diploma or GED. Criminal background is NOT a barrier. Space is limited and applicants are accepted as they apply, so attend the earliest orientation session possible.

Application Deadline: October 20th, 2014

Learn more at a training orientation:
Mondays, September 15-October 20, 10am
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55411
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
  • Employer of the Day Events 

North Minneapolis
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis
Monday - Friday
612-520-3500 or email us.

South Minneapolis
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
Monday - Friday
612-821-4000 or email us.