Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: August 25


August 25, 2015


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10 Big Ideas Job-Seekers Must Follow if They Want to Get a Meaningful Job
Given this state of the economy, the best thing any job-seeker can do to get a better job is to be more thorough, more savvy, and more aggressive. The following are some basic guidelines for the thorough and savvy parts.

  1. Applying directly to job postings should represent no more than 20% of what you do
  2. Leverage your understanding of the recruiter’s role
  3. Implement a 20/20/60 job-hunting plan
  4. Focus on the job, not the money
  5. Present your strengths and weaknesses via short stories

Utilizing these five guidelines can help you land your next job. If you are interested to learn about the next five guidelines and learn them all in depth, click here to learn more.


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Get a Free or Low Cost Computer & Internet from PCs for People
To receive a computer from PCs for People a potential recipient must be below the 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in a government assistance program. Nonprofits are also eligible recipients of technology.

A typical desktop computer system includes Windows 7 Professional, Linux, or Windows 8.1 Professional; 2.8 GHz+CPU; 1GB+ RAM;CD/DVD ROM drive; mouse and keyboard; cords; and17 inch CRT monitor or a flat LCD screen monitor at an extra price.

Low cost internet is also available for $40 per 3 months, $75 per six months, and $120 per year.

Please email PCs for People or call 651-354-2552 with questions.

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View Job Listings

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.

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Now Hiring

Project for Pride Living (PPL)
PPL is now hiring for various positions such as Employment Specialist, Maintenance Technician, Assistant Property Manager, Property Manager, and Intake Specialist in various Minneapolis locations. Click here to view all openings.
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City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
View all jobs and apply online here.

Metropolitan Council
Openings in Environmental Services, Regional Administration and Metro Transit. See job opportunities here.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)
Now recruiting for Seasonal Park Maintenance Workers. View jobs and apply here

Upcoming Job Search Events

Congressman Keith Ellison Hosting Job Fair
Tuesday, August 25, 1pm-3pm
Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

There will be a resource fair from 10am-noon right before the job fair that will have workshops on resume writing, interview preparation, and information on training programs. Event is free and open to the public. Please email Erin Maye or call 612-522-1212 with questions.

Employer of the Day - Dungarvin
Wednesday, August 26, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis South WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Dungarvin is now hiring for full and part-time positions for PCA, CAN, and HHA. Event is free and open to the public.
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Minneapolis Career Fair
Wednesday, August 26, 6pm
Radisson Blu Hotel – Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425

Hosted by United Careers, this event is free and open to the public. Please call 847-428-1118 with questions.
Registration Link
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On-Site Hiring Event with Target
Friday, August 28, 10am-Noon
Minneapolis North and South Centers
North: 1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
South: 777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Northwest Hennepin Job Fair
Wednesday, September 9, 10am-3pm
Mall of America, Rotunda
60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
See Flyer

Twin Cities Bilingual and Diversity Job Fair
Wednesday, September 16, 10am-3pm
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Registration Link & More Information

National Career Fair – Minneapolis
Wednesday, September 16, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Registration Link & More Information

Northside Community Job & Resource Fair
Wednesday, September 16, 3pm-7pm
Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN  55411
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RAPS Regulatory Minneapolis Career Networking Event
Thursday, September 24, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Marriott Minneapolis West Hotel
9960 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55426

Event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Email Ally Levine or call 301-770-2920 x221 with questions.
Registration Link
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Minneapolis All Veterans Job Fair
Thursday, October 15, 11am-3pm
The Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55430
Event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Registration Link
See Flyer

Training Opportunities

Goodwill-Easter Seals MN
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota has a variety of training courses to prepare individuals for the workforce. Training courses are available in the Twin Cities metro and St. Cloud areas to those who meet eligibility requirements and complete required prerequisites.

To see if you qualify, you must attend an Information Session. Please call 651-379-5997 with questions.
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WomenVenture offers a variety of different services to those planning to start or expand a for-profit business. They offer classes, loans, scholarships, etc. for the purpose of supporting women who are interested in becoming an entrepreneur.
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Manufacturing Training with EMERGE
Application Deadline: September 9, 2015
Class Starts: September 28, 2015 

Training Orientations:
Every Tuesday, 10am
Emerge Career and Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

If you are interested, you must attend a Training Orientation to complete the enrollment process. For more information, email
Jon Vang or call 612-787-3806.
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Trading Up at St. Paul College
Hands on experience into the skilled building and construction trades, for qualified applicants. Available skilled trades include: carpenter, electrician, plumber, pipefitter, bricklayer, tile setter, sheet metal worker, heat and frost insulator, equipment/machine operator, iron worker, painter, glazier, and roofer.

To learn more, Trading Up will be hosting an orientation night. Please register online here. Call Sarah Lechowich at 651-403-4124 with questions.
See Program Application
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IT-Ready with Creating IT Futures Foundation
IT-Ready training is an 8-week in-classroom training and a 6-month paid on-the-job experience that prepares students for the Information Technology work field.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2015
Class Starts: October 19, 2015 (meets Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm)
For more information, call 952-855-7425.
See Program Application
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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.
  • 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
612-520-3500 or email us.

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