Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: March 24

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March 24, 2015



Five Job Search Tactics You Should Stop Immediately
If you are using any of these (very-common) job searching techniques, you must change course immediately.
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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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Upcoming Job Search Events

East Side Collaborative Employment & Resource Fair
Wednesday, March 25, 10am-2pm
Arlington Hills Community Center, Room A
1200 Payne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55130
Come dress like you would for an interview, bring multiple copies of your resume and two forms of ID, and be ready to fill out applications with work history and at least three references.
More Information

The Get Jobs Job Fair
Thursday, March 26, 11am-4pm
Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
More Information

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 at the event, resume workshops, and a computer lab 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.

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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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.

Employer of the Day – HMS Host
Wednesday, April 8, 10am-1pm
Project for Pride in Living, Learning Center
1925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hiring positions: Supervisor, Fast Food Attendant, Cooks, Utility/Dishwasher, and Barista
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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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HIRED’s Spring Career Fair
Tuesday, April 14, 9am-Noon
Sabathani Community Center, Second Floor Banquet Room
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Parking is available in Sabathani lot or surrounding streets.

Bring your resume and come prepared to speak to employers. No registration required.

Questions? Please email Christy Simpson, Business Development Coordinator, or call 612-287-1387.
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Design of Medical Devices Conference Career Fair
Tuesday, April 14, 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Designed for those seeking employment or internships to network with Medical Device industry professionals and companies. Free for job seekers, no registration required. Bring 10-15 copies of your resume. Individuals needing any accommodations to attend this event, please email Trisha Johnson.
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Training Opportunities

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.

Free IT READY Training
Next Class Starts: May 4, 2015
Application Deadline: April 13, 2015
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+

Women Building Minnesota (WBM)
Women interested in exploring a career in the construction industry are invited to learn more about the various types of positions and training options available by attending one of the following information sessions. All eligible training applicants must complete a pre-registration questionnaire by Wednesday, April 8, 2015 online here.

Information Sessions:
Monday, April 13, 1pm-5pm
Dunwoody College of Technology, (Cafeteria)
818 Dunwoody Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Parking is free.
Tuesday, April 14, 4pm-9pm
St. Paul College (Auditorium)
235 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Parking voucher will be provided.
The 2-week training program begins Monday, May 4, 2015.

  • Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Have Reliable Transportation
  • Be drug-free

If you have questions, call Vicki Sandberg, WBM Director, at

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Training
If you are interested in the Bank and Finance Training or the Contact Center Training, both hosted on Monday, April 27, you must attend the information session. People interested in our other trainings (Automotive Service Technician, Computer Literacy, Construction or Medical Office) should also attend.
Information Session:
Tuesday, April 14, 2pm (arrive by 1:45pm)
Goodwill-Easter Seals
553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
Questions? Call the Information Hotline at 651-379-5997 or the Outreach Coordinator at 651-379-5837.

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.
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Free Business Classes
A small business mentor, 24 hours of small business training with opportunity to apply for a small loan for your small business needs. Application deadline is 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. 

Summit Academy OIC Free Training
All classes start April 27 and graduate September 18 and 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 10a.m. Questions? Call 612-377-0150.
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Dunwoody College of Technology: Women in Technical Careers
Women in Technical Careers is a scholarship program to help female students succeed in a technical degree program at Dunwoody and launch into a great career. Program participants receive a scholarship as well as advising and support services to ensure their success at Dunwoody.

Scholarship application deadline for 2015-16 school year is May 1, 2015.
For details, email Maggie Whitman, or call 612-381-3362.
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Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Seeking Women for Non-Traditional Jobs Grants Program
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.

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

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.

Emerge Trainings Orientation
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.
Orientations are Mondays, 10-11am
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411
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FASTTRAC Machining Training and Property Maintenance Technician Trainings
For anyone interested in one of these trainings, contact Jon Vang as soon as possible or attend any one of the Monday morning Emerge Training Orientations (see above) before the deadline.
Jon Vang: Direct 612.787.3806 | Main 612.529.9267
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 Martinez.
Space is limited, so please sign up soon!
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