Minneapolis WorkForce Center Job Seeker Bulletin: November 24

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November 25, 2014


Reasons Why You Won’t Get a Job Offer

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Some job seekers have had several interviews, but they can’t get a job offer. They’re disappointed and want to know what has been going wrong. And getting feedback from interviewers can be difficult. If you think you were a good fit for the job and interviewed well, you might ask yourself what to do next. You’ll want to learn how you can improve your chances to get a job offer.

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The National Career Readiness Certificate is a credential that helps you stand out in a competitive job market by showing employers that you have the skills and motivation they're seeking.

The exam highlights your strongest, most marketable skills. It also identifies areas of improvement that would make you a stronger candidate with potential employers.

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Minneapolis Public Schools Seeks Substitute Teachers

If you have a four-year college degree, experience in K-12 education, and/or an interest in working with Minneapolis kids, consider becoming a Reserve Teacher. You choose which assignments you accept. Candidates without a teaching degree can pursue a short-call license through the Minnesota Department of Education as part of the application process.

Submit your application online here for the Teacher Reserve position. For other job opportunities with MPS, please click here.

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

Minneapolis WorkForce Center
Employer of the Day/Job Fairs

Tuesday, December 2, 1-4pm
South Minneapolis WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55407

  • Auto Smart
  • Packers Sanitation
  • Standard Solutions
  • Emerge Works
  • Eastside Neighborhood Services

Wednesday, December 3, 1-4pm
North Minneapolis WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411

  • FedEx Ground
  • Teachers On Call
  • Award Staffing
  • First Student Transportation
  • Eastside Neighborhood Services

Minneapolis Career Fair

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

Training Opportunities

Goodwill Easter Seals Has Immediate Openings in the Following Trainings:  

Banking & Finance or Contact Center

Both classes start December 1st and run for eight weeks. Students earn college credit and receive job placement assistance while learning the skills needed to start/improve a career in banking & finance or customer service & call center. 

Information Session:
Tuesday, November 25, 1:45pm
Goodwill Easter Seals
553 Fairview Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN, 55104

For more information, call the Intake Coordinator at 651-379-5879.

Automotive Technology

Classes start in January 2015.

A nine month, 18-credit Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate. A Career Navigator will help students navigate the application and financial aid process and can help with:

  • Balancing education with family and work responsibilities
  • Overcoming obstacles and access support for transportation, child care or housing
  • Facilitating connections with college staff, faculty and employers
  • Tailoring résumé and interviewing skills for the chosen career pathway

For more information, email Roger Egan or call him
at 651-379-5608. 

Free Child Development Education Program at Minneapolis Adult Education

Classes begin January 26, 2015

  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education: An introductory course that prepares students to begin working in the early childhood education field. 
  • Child Development Associate: For individuals preparing for the national CDA credential.

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Forklift Training at East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS)

This course will provide you with industry recognized certification to operate Bobcat skid-steer loaders as well as sit-down and stand-up forklifts. Industry-designed curriculum developed in accordance to OSHA safety regulations will be used. You will get important knowledge and experience to train you for a variety of careers. 


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Able to read/write English (intermediate level)
  • Driver’s license is not required

December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th; 8am-4pm
East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS)
1700 2nd Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55413

For more information, email Emma Olson or call 612-787-4035.

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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.