Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: September 8


September 8, 2015



Overcoming Age in Your Resume
Older workers have an uphill battle when it comes to changing jobs. If overcoming age bias is one of your biggest concerns about the hiring process, there are several things you should do when updating your resume. Learn how to overcome age in your resume here.


Computer 101

Free Computer Classes
All classes are at the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). Class registration is required.

2001 Plymouth Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411

Please call Amy Kallenbach at 612-624-3704 with questions or to register for a class.
See Class Descriptions
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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.

Upcoming Job Search Events

Northwest Hennepin Job Fair
Wednesday, September 9, 10am-3pm
Mall of America, Rotunda
60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
See Flyer

Direct TV Open Interview Hiring Event
Thursday, September 10, 9am-6pm
Double Tree Hotel
7800 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55439
To schedule an interview or ask a question, email Kaylia Rhodes.
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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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Job Fair of Minneapolis with Catalyst Career Group
Monday, September 28, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.
Email Catalyst Career Group or call 1-800-308-5426 with questions.
See Flyer
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Target Hiring Event
Wednesday, September 30, 9am-12pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Second floor 
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis MN, 55401

Positions are at the Ridgedale and St. Louis Park stores, both accessible by bus.
Please email Lisa Cain or call 612-596-1990 with questions.
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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
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Technology, Engineering & Security Clearance Fair
Friday, October 23, 11am-3pm
Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.
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Training Opportunities

Free IT Ready Training – Cedar Riverside
3 month program with a paid 6 month internship - earn up to $15/hr. Learn more at an IT Ready Info Session:

Thursdays, September 10, 17, or 24
Brian Coyle Center, Computer Lab
420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454


  • Age 18 – 24 years of age
  • Minneapolis resident
  • High school diploma or GED
  • No previous college degree
  • US citizen or legal immigrant

Please call Mohamed Ali at EMERGE at 612-236-0465.
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Allina Health Freedom House EMT Academy
Emergency medical technician training seeks diverse candidates in Minneapolis. Students will receive $10 per hour to go to class.

Application deadline: September 16, 2015
Program starts October 19, 2015 and lasts about 15 weeks
For more information or an application, call Abdirizak Bihi at the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center at 612-703-9221, or the Cultural Wellness Center at 612-721-5745.

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.
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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, MN 55411
612-520-3500 or email us.

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