Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: March 10

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March 10, 2015


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Ways to Ace Your Phone Interview
Some job seekers rarely have phone interviews. But it's important to be prepared for one, since you could get a call from an employer at a moment's notice.

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Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth
Find out who is hiring, get job search tips, discover employment resources, and locate non-job opportunities by using the new 2015 Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth.
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Ready for Success has Moved 
Ready for Success is now located on 815 & 819 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
Ready for Success provides low-income women and men with gently-used and new professional clothing, accessories, and new personal care items suitable for job interviews and the workplace.


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Job Connect

  • Connecting Workforce Professionals, Job Seekers and Employers.

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.


  • 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.

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.
  • Dislocated Worker Program
    Comprehensive services for those who have lost their job through no fault of their own for adult ages 18 and older.
  • Train to Career 
    Job-skills training in a select occupation in demand for low-income, Minneapolis residents

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.

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City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
Find out what jobs are available in the City of Minneapolis. Read full job descriptions and fill out an online application. New jobs are posted on Monday of each week. View all jobs and apply online here.
DC Group is Hiring
DC Group is a subscriber of the City of Minneapolis Grow North economic development program. This company is targeting North Minneapolis hiring, with hiring from anywhere in Minneapolis as a secondary goal. Find jobs here.

Upcoming Job Search Events

Hiring Day at CLUES
Wednesday March 11, 10am-12pm
720 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Family Dollar Hirings:

In Minneapolis, St. Paul and the metro area.

  • Cashier positions start at $8.00 an hour
  • Assistant Managers start at $10.00 an hour
  • Store Managers start at $40,000.00 a year

Kelly Services® Hirings:

Work as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product.

  • Assembly II starts at $11.50-$12.35 hour
  • Forklift operator starts at $13.00-$14.85 hour
  • Welder 1 positions start at $15.50-$16.00 hour

Aerotek Hirings:

  • Banking Call Center starts $10-$13 hour
  • Customer Service starts $11-$15 hour
  • Clerical pay starts $11-$14 hour

Satin Touch Hirings:

  • General Cleaners
  • Painters

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Job Development Career Fair
Monday, March 16, 9am-2pm
Brookdale Library
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Companies hiring: Apple American, Comcast, Cub Foods, Doherty Staffing, Family Dollar, FedEx, First Student, Hilton, HMS Host, Home Depot, Jerry's Foods, Life by Design, Lorenz Bus Company, Minneapolis Marriott, NW Radisson Blu, Satin Touch, St. Louis Park Transportation, Sheraton Minneapolis West, Super America, Swissport, Two Men and a Truck.

For more information, email Adam Johnson or call 612-596-9668.
Sponsored by Hennepin County.

US Bank Recruiting & Job Fair
Monday, March 16, 10am-2pm
North Minneapolis Workforce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
US Bank is looking to fill over 150 positions in the Twin Cites Metro Area. They are looking to fill all ranges of positions:

  • Bank Branches
  • Corporate
  • Call Center
  • Internships


  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a High School Diploma, GED or Post-Secondary Education
  • Have 6+ months of customer service or cash handling experience (for branch teller positions)

US Bank requires candidates to complete an online profile and upload resumes onto their website prior to the event. Bring copies of your resume and come dressed for an interview! For a complete list of positions, requirements, and to upload your resume to their system, click here.

Career Fair & Career Services Center
Career Services Center: Tuesday, March 17, 10am-5pm & Wednesday, March 18, 9am-3pm
Career Fair: Wednesday, March 18, 9am-4pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Register today for the FREE Career Services Center (CSC) on the day before and day of the Career Fair.
Special training for Veterans also is offered.
More Information

Forum on Workplace Inclusion Career Fair
Wednesday, March 18, 9am-4pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Meet with more than 50 Upper-Midwest employers looking to hire interns & entry-level to professional positions. The Career Fair is free and open to the public but pre-register to have your resume viewed by participating companies in advance.
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Minneapolis Career Fair, National Career Fairs
Thursday, March 19, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
There will be an iPad Giveaway.

Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, March 23, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Employers typically recruit for entry level and experienced professionals in the following categories: sales, customer service, retail, administration, management, IT, accounting, finance, government, security, law enforcement, military officers, collectors, HR, new students, operations, call center, insurance brokers, clerks, financial analysts, insurance, recruiting coordinators, telemarketing, cashiers, associates, brokers, banking, series 63, series 7, and series 6.

The Get Jobs Job Fair
Thursday, March 26, 11am-4pm
Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
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River South Job Fair
Saturday, March 28, 10am-3pm
Canterbury Park Expo Center
1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379
Representatives from Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel/SMSC, Valleyfair, and the Renaissance Festival will all attend the job fair and offer on-site interviews for full-time,
part-time and seasonal positions.
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Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Hiring and Training Fair
Tuesday, March 31, 10am-3pm
     10am-Jobseeker arrival and registration
     1:30pm-Jobseeker registration closes
     3pm-Event ends
Brian Coyle Community Center
420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Free career counseling, resume workshops, and a computer lab will be available to apply for jobs. 

There will be training information sessions throughout the day on: medical assembly, automotive technician, nursing assistant, IT helpdesk, and more! Jobs available in nursing, banking, transportation, health care, administration, medical assembly, interpreting services, etc.

Public Transit: Metro Blue Line Light Rail, Cedar Riverside Station or Bus Routes: 2, 3, 7, 16, 22, and 55.

Street parking available along 15th Avenue or surface parking lot on 4th Street (across from Mixed Blood Theatre).
Please plan to arrive in professional clothing with a current resume and valid identification.

MN Construction Crew Trades Hiring Expo
Monday, April 6, 7am-10am
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55403
Construction industry job seekers meet with construction contractors and unions that will be hiring for the upcoming construction season. Bring copies of your resume. If you do not have a resume, stop by your local MN WorkForce Center.
Brought to you by Jedunn Construction, McGough, North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council, Ryan Construction, Construction Hiring Connection, City of Minneapolis, and Hennepin County.

MINNESOTAJOBS.COM, KQRS, 93X, & The Ticket Job Fair
Friday, April 3, 9am-5pm
Ramada Mall of America - Airport Hotel
2300 East American Boulevard , Bloomington, MN 55425
MINNESOTAJOBS.COM, KQRS, 93X, and 105 The Ticket are partnering with local businesses to put talented individuals in employment positions in the Twin Cities.
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Minnesota Education Job Fair
Monday, April 13, 10am-3pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Participants must be a current student or graduate of a Minnesota college or university and be certified to teach on or before December of the current academic year. Pre-registration with Career Services and Internships is required. This is a one-day event and students should plan to attend the entire day to visit with school district representatives, interview and attend group information sessions. There is a $20 registration fee.
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Training Opportunities

Upwardly Global Information & Resume Development Session
Thursday, March 12, 3pm-5pm
720 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Free help for immigrants who want to rebuild their careers. Learn about UpGlo's free job search training program for immigrant professionals. 

Upwarldy Global (Upglo) is a national nonprofit that helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the United States.

Questions? Email Russel Hardy or call 312-431-1923.

CLUES Website

The MnDOT-DEED Highway Heavy Construction Training Program
A program designed to reduce historic disparities found in the ratios of minorities and women within the Minnesota highway construction industry. The MnDOT-DEED HHCT-2015 program will launch its fifth year in providing occupational training that will be of significant benefit to women and minorities in Minnesota.
For more information, email Curt Sammann, or call 651-642-0704.

Summit Academy OIC Free Training
All classes start April 27 and graduate September 18. Classes start again July 6 and graduate November 25.

Classes such as:

  • Construction & Carpentry (Carpentry, Residential Rehab Tech, Concrete Form Work)
  • Community Health Worker with Internship
  • Pharmacy Technician

Free information sessions every Wednesday at 10am.
Questions? Call 612-377-0150.
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Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Seeking Women for Construction Training
Goodwill-Easter Seals received funding through the state’s Women and High-Wage, High-Demand, Nontraditional Jobs Grant Program to help low income women and women over age 50 enter the construction trades. Interested women will participate in 12 weeks of hands-on training in construction that includes job placement assistance.
Interested women must attend an information session.
2nd or 4th Tuesday of every month, 2pm
Goodwill-Easter Seals Training Facility
635 Prior Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55104
For more information, email Sandy Brady or call 651-379-5837.

Integrated CNA Classes: HIRED
March 23 – April 28, 2015
     Mondays/Tuesdays, 1pm-5:20pm
     Thursdays, 1pm-4:30pm
Clinicals: May 12, 13, 14 from 2pm-9:50pm

Funding for the tuition cost is available for eligible participants. 
For more information, email Andrea Peterson or
call (952) 697-1366.

New Software Engineering School: PRIME DIGITAL ACADEMY
Offering an 18 to 30 week program focusing on industry-led experiential learning and apprenticeship with some of the metro’s leading IT employers.
Classes start July 13, August 10, and September 8.
Funding is available for qualifying students who would otherwise be unable to attend.
More Information

Free IT READY Training
Next Class Starts: Monday, May 4
Application Deadline: Monday, April 13
IT-Ready helps unemployed and under-employed individuals interested in the information technology (IT) field. IT-Ready employers, like the City of Minneapolis, commit to considering the resumes of CompTIA A+ certified IT-Ready graduates and interviewing qualified candidates for entry-level IT positions, typically help desk and desktop support roles.

Alumni receive access to additional online certification courses at no cost towards Network+, Server+ and Security+

Certified Nursing Assistant Training: ESNS
Fully funded by the City of Minneapolis for eligible participants. Rolling deadline.
For more information, call Roberto Martinez at 612-787-4068.

Workplace Essentials Training: RESOURCE
April 6 to April 30, 2015 12:30pm-4:15pm
Workplace Essentials is the prerequisite course for all of RESOURCE’S Career Skills Training programs. Find more information here or call 612-752-8100.
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EMERGE Trainings
Orientations are Mondays, 10am-11am
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Learn more about EMERGE trainings at a one-hour training orientation. Also get help with a high school diploma or GED.
Registration not required.
For more information, email Mohamed or call 612-236-0465.
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EMERGE Free FastTRAC Machining
Classes are Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
10 month program
Deadline to sign up: Monday, March 16
Earn multiple National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials.
18 college credits at Hennepin Technical College
Must have high school diploma or GED, previous manufacturing experience is a plus, criminal background NOT a barrier.
Email Jon or call at 612-787-3806.

EMERGE Free Property Maintenance
Introductory training in Property Maintenance taught by EMERGE and industry partners. This is an 8 week training (includes 144 hour paid internship experience with employers). Industry-recognized class certificate upon completion
Deadline to sign up: Monday, March 16

  • Age18 or older
  • Interested or experienced in Property Maintenance or Construction fields (preferred)
  • Pass Kari Koskinen background check (MN statute requirement)
  • Available on a full-time basis Monday through Saturday
  • Ability to earn Minnesota Special Class Boiler’s License

For more information, email or call 612-529-9267 

Free Business Classes
A small business mentor, 24 hours of small business training
Opportunity to apply for a small loan for your small business needs.
Application deadline: Wednesday, April 15
Four Saturdays from 9am-4pm

  • April 25
  • May 2
  • May 9
  • May 16

St. Louis Park Library
3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Email Marc Geiselhart or call 612-752-8410 to get an application. 

East Side Neighborhood Services ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
Tuesday, May 12, 9am-4:30pm and
Thursday, May 14, 9am-1pm
For more information, call Emma Olson at 612-787-4035 or email Roberto MartinezSpace is limited, so please sign up soon!