Minneapolis WorkForce Center Job Seeker Bulletin: November 10

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November 10, 2014


Overcome Your Fears and Land a Good Job

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Amy Hartman urges job seekers to be bold, strong and confident and gives tips to tell them how. 

Click here to read more. 


Job Search Assistance at Your Local Library

Get help filling out job applications, writing your résumé, or finding job leads. No appointment necessary. Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.

  • North Regional Library
    Thursdays through November 20, 2:30-4:30pm
    1315 Lowry Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Walker Library
    Thursdays through November 20, 2-4pm
    2880 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Southdale Library
    Thursdays through November 20, 1-3pm
    7001 York Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435

NEW Guide for Minneapolis Youth

The City of Minneapolis Employment and Training has a new Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth.

More information

NEW Apprenticeships Programs in Metro Area

The City of Minneapolis has put together a list of apprenticeship programs in the metro area. More information

Multilingual City of Minneapolis Employment and Training Videos on YouTube

City of Minneapolis Employment and Training now has videos outlining the programs and services offered on the City YouTube channel in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali

View Job Listings

Minnesota Council of Non-Profits Job Board

  • Use a tool to find non-profit jobs.

Hennepin County

  • Search for job openings in Hennepin County.

City of Saint Paul


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

Minnesota Works.net

  • 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.

Construction Hiring Connection

  • Find current job openings for large and small construction projects.

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Now Hiring

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. More information

Catholic Charities

Seeking Client Advocates, Crisis Counselors, Housing Outreach Representatives, HR, Intake Worker, RN, Resident Client Services Representative, Resident Assistant, Teacher, and Youth Counselors. More information                                     

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.

Macy’s Department Stores

Holiday Sales and Merchandising Fair

  • Wednesday, November 12, 10am-2pm
    Minneapolis Workforce Center South, (room 207-2nd floor) 
    777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN, 55407 

Macy’s will be holding drawings to win a Macy’s $25.00 gift card (upon completing a career interest form at the job fair) – up to 8 drawings.

Upcoming Job Search Events

Mini Job Fair

Wednesday, November 12, 10am-12pm
720 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55407

Talk to company representatives about current job openings and complete a job application on the spot.

Attending: Wells Fargo, Up North Plastics *, New French Bakery, Life Fountain *Aerotek *, Express Employment, Masterson Staffing Solutions *

*Recclutadores bilingues

New French Bakery

Thursday, November 13, 1-4pm
Minneapolis Workforce Center North
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

The Professional & Diversity Job Fair of Minneapolis

Monday, November 17, 10am -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 Boulevard, 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.

Minneapolis Career Fair

Monday, December 8, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Registration here

Training Opportunities

HIRED Customer Service Training

Orientation Options:
Nov. 13 or Nov. 18, 9-10:30am (only need to attend one)
HIRED St. Louis Park office
8800 Hwy. 7, St. Louis Park, MN
**orientation is after forms are returned**

Class Dates: November 24-December 11
Location: Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, 55305

See flyer for more information

*Anyone interested in the transportation training coming up in January will have to attend the customer service training. Contact Todd Erickson  at (952) 697-1317 for more information.

Forklift Training at East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS)

December 2nd to December 4th, 8am-4pm
Industry recognized certification to operate Bobcat skid-steer loaders as well as sit-down and stand-up forklifts.

See flyer

Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT)

The Red Cross offers training for entry-level healthcare careers through its NAT program. The program equips students and helps give them a career pathway into the fast-growing industry.

More information

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.

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, MN 55411
612-520-3500 or email us.

South Minneapolis
777 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-821-4000 or email us.