Minneapolis WorkForce Center Job Seeker Bulletin: December 09

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December 09, 2014


10 Reasons December Is a Good Time to Find a Job

Insider Tip

There are ten important reasons to why December is a great month to find a job.

  1. You will have less competition. With so many of your rivals slacking off for the holidays, there will be fewer folks competing for openings. That boosts the odds that your application will get noticed.

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Free Online Computer Training and More!

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Minnesota Council of Non-Profits Job Board

  • A tool that jobseekers can use to view hundreds of nonprofit jobs that match their qualifications and employers can post their latest nonprofit openings.

Hennepin County

  • Search for job openings in Hennepin County.

City of Saint Paul  

  • Apply for current employment opportunities open to the public


  • 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.

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.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities   

  • Search for job openings in nearly 54 different campuses.

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

  • Connect with Construction Professionals, Contractors, Schools, and Unions.

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Now Hiring

Seward Co-op

FT Front-End Assistant Manager
Application deadline- Dec. 10, 2014
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Minneapolis Public Schools Seeks Substitute Teachers

If you have a four-year college degree and experience in K-12 education, consider becoming a Reserve Teacher. 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 for the Teacher Reserve position here.
Click here for more opportunities.

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. See current postings for engineering professionals, and more. View job postings and apply online here

Upcoming Job Search Events

Employer of the Day / Job Fair

Thursday, December 11, 1-4pm
Minneapolis South WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • First Student Transportation
  • Dungarvin
  • Volt Workforce Solutions
  • WIS International

Employer of the Day - Walgreens

Wednesday, December 17, 1-4pm
Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Employer of the Day / Job Fair

Thursday, December 18, 1- 4pm
Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • Dungarvin
  • Volt Workforce Solutions
  • WIS International
  • Detail Residential Services
  • Hospitality Staffing Solutions

End of the Year Job Fair

Thursday, December 18, 10am-2pm
DoubleTree Minneapolis
1500 Park Place Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55416
For more information, email Bailey Houston or call 612-916-4977.

Training Opportunities

Core Manufacturing Skills and Office Support Training programs

The following training programs are funded through the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership.
Training is free for eligible candidates.
Call Marc Geiselhart at 612-752-8410 for details.

Core Manufacturing Skills Training Program
Get the skills needed to begin a career in manufacturing and electronic soldering.
January 12 to April 3, 2015

Office Support Training Program
Get the skills needed for advanced office support related positions.
January 12 to April 16, 2015, 8:30am-12:30pm

Free 7 Month Welding Training

Earn college credits and industry credentials in high demand field at Hennepin Technical College.
Criminal back ground is not a barrier.
See flyer

New Emerge 2015 Training Catalogue

Emerge has a new 2015 training catalogue. To check it out, please click here.

Integrated CNA Training

2-step training program for a career in nursing.
Funding is available for eligible participants.
January 14 to March 5, 2015

More Information

Goodwill Easter Seals Has Immediate Openings in the Following Trainings:                              

Automotive Technology
A nine month, 18-credit Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate.
A Career Navigator will help students navigate the application and financial aid process as well as overcoming obstacles that can impede successful program completion.

Classes begin January 2015
Email Roger Egan or call 651-379-5608. 

Free Child Development Education Program at Minneapolis Adult Education
Intro to Early Childhood Education
Child Development Associate: For individuals preparing for the national CDA credential.

Classes begin January 26, 2015
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, MN 55411
612-520-3500 or email us.  

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