Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: October 13


October 13, 2015


Insider Tip

Secrets of Turning a Job Rejection into an Offer
After perfecting your resume, acing the interview and waiting for a call, you finally receive a rejection letter when you were expecting a job offer. This happens to many job seekers, and it can be a tough pill to swallow. However, with careful interview and follow-up strategies, it is possible to turn a potential job rejection into a new career. Read More


Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth
Find information on jobs and resources for young people. Download the Guide here.


Right Track Year-Round Jobs for Youth
Launched in 2014, Right Track is a youth employment program through the City of Saint Paul. Year-round positions are open for youths ages 15-16. Learn More

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Additional Resources

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.

Minneapolis WorkForce Centers

There are two WorkForce Centers located in Minneapolis. Each offers a knowledge staff to guide you, essential tools for job search success, and free services including: 

  • 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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Training Opportunities

Mechatronics and Maintenance & Custodial Skills (PPL)
FREE to eligible individuals! Training programs equip graduates for careers, with industry certifications, in industrial production, building facilities, maintenance, and environmental services industries.
See Flyer

Free IT Ready Training – Cedar Riverside
This 9-week training class will teach you the technical and professional development skills necessary to fill an entry-level IT position. Learn the basics to pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams. Alumni benefits with free continued training.

Class Starts: October 19 (running Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm)

Information Session:
Wednesday, October 14, 9:30am
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

If you are unable to attend the information session or have questions, please email Mohamed Ali or call 612-236-0465.

Free Certified Nursing Assistant Training
October 24 to Mid-December
Includes an internship
Applicants must attend an Information Session
Every Tuesday at 9:30am-10:30am
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 Second Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Email Camri Walton or call 612-787-4068 with questions.
More Information

More Upcoming Fall/Winter Career Training Courses

Takoda Institute Winter Quarter Starts December 1, 2015

  • Administrative Professional
  • Health Information & Patient Services Specialist
  • Human Services Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist

RESOURCE November Classes

  • Workplace Essentials Training prerequisite to all classes.
  • Business and Computer Applications Specialist
  • Accounting Support 101
  • Healthcare Technician
  • Building Operations Manager


  • Machinist
  • Welding
  • CISCO Essentials


  • Healthcare

Now Hiring

Ceramic Tile Setters and Tile Finishers
Immediate need for 30+ ceramic tile setters and tile finishers. Anyone with experience installing ceramic tile, please contact Terry Wong at the Bricklayer's Union at 612-850-8535.

Veterans Hiring Initiative
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) and Hennepin County have partnered for the Veterans Hiring Initiative Program. Hennepin County is committed to fill positions with veterans. Jobs will be available within various departments at the County with open positions available for spouses, partners, or adult child children.

Qualified participants may be active or recently (last five years) honorably/generally discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Potential trainees must complete a 6-month paid training prior to permanent employment by Hennepin County.

Email AJ Anderson or call 952-417-2143; or email Justin Elvebak or call 952-417-2125 with questions.

City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
View all jobs and apply online here.

Upcoming Job Search Events

JW Marriott, Mall of America Hiring Event
Tuesday, October 13, Noon-8pm
Thursday, October 15, Noon-8pm
Friday, October 16, 9am-6pm
International Plaza
7900 International Drive, 1st Floor
Bloomington, MN 55425

JW Marriot is the new hotel located at the Mall of America looking to hiring various positions.
View Job Openings
More Information

Onsite Hiring Event - Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
Tuesday, October 13, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis North Workforce Center
1200 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Home Depot, Best Western Normandy Inn, Coborns Delivers, and Award staffing will be present for hiring. Job seekers should bring copies of their resume.
More Information

CenturyLink Hiring Event
Tuesday, October 13, 3pm-7pm
CenturyLink Minneapolis Training Center
2800 Wayzata Boulevard North, Minneapolis, MN 55405

CenturyLink is looking to hire broadband technicians.
Email Dexter Williams with questions.
More Information

State of MN Hiring Event
Wednesday, October 14, 10:30am-2pm
Minneapolis South WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

If you are interested in working for the State of Minnesota, this event is for you. Bring your resume and dress for success. Event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.
More Information

Minneapolis Job Fair
Thursday, October 15, 11am-2pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites
Three Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public.
Registration Link

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

Mall of America Job Fair
Thursday, October 15, 2pm-5pm
Mall of America, Suite 402 (fourth level, east side)
60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

Questions? Please call 952-883-8560 with questions.
More Information

Job Development Career Fair
Monday, October 19, 9am-2pm
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Event is free and open to the public.
More Information

Onsite Hiring Event - Minneapolis South Workforce Center
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 1pm-4pm
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55407

Employers include: 

  • HMS Host
  • Best Care
  • WorldPac
  • Metro Mobility
  • Family Dollar
  • Corestaff/Shutterfly
  • WIS International

More information

INSIDE INDUSTRY Career Development and Job Fair
Thursday, October 22, 9:30am-4:30pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Second Floor
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

This event, hosted by City of Minneapolis, MNSCU Community and Technical Colleges Career Services, focuses on Heath Care and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers. Free shuttle transportation is available.
More Infromation

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, but not required.
Registration Link
More Information

Employer of the Day Event – Home Depot
Tuesday, November 3, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, #120, Minneapolis, MN 55409

This event is hosted by Hennepin County. If you have questions, email Lisa Cain or call 612-596-1990 or email Meykal Ahmed or call 612-348-9872.
More Information

Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, November 5, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Sign up early receive a free VIP Pass.
See Flyer
More Information

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.