Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: November 23


November 23, 2015


Insider Tip

How to Get the Most Out of Job Fairs
Job fairs offer job seekers a great opportunity to connect with employers. They could lead to a job interview, expand your network, or result in a job

How can you make the most of the experience?  How do you persuade an employer to give you a job interview or make a contact that will get you closer to that new job? How do you find job fairs in your area?
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my Skills, my Future
mySkills myFuture is a job matching site sponsored by the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to help job seekers and transitioning workers find new jobs based on their work experience. Use this resource to find out how your skills, knowledge, and abilities can transfer to other careers and where your gaps might be.

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.

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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Now Hiring

City of Minneapolis: Hiring Family Support Specialist II
The City of Minneapolis is currently hiring for a Family Support Specialist II to join the Minneapolis Employment and Training team to work on the STEP-UP youth employment program. This position offer will be closed on December 2nd, 2015 at 11:59pm CT.

Qualifications Include:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, education, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years related work experience.
  • A valid driver’s license while employed in this position.

View All jobs or Apply Online

Upcoming Job Search Events

AIR SERV Open Interview Session
November 24, 25 & December 1, 2, 8, 9
AIR SERV Corporation
7350 34th Avenue South, Building G, Minneapolis, MN 55450
(494 & 34th Ave South)

Work at the Minneapolis airport for a major airline. There are
full-time positions paying $10-14 per hour with many shifts available.

Questions? Email Katie Galbraith or call 651-236-7625.
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Gopher and Viking Event Security Staff Job Fair
Every Wednesday, 10am-7pm (ends December 27)
TCF Stadium
420 23rd Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55414

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Vikings are hiring for ushers, customer service personals, securities, and event staff. Positions are needed for evening and weekends at the TCF Stadium during Gopher and Viking Games. Great for college students with flexible scheduling.

Walk-in or call 612-624-5593 to register an interview time.
Apply online
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Onsite Hiring/Employer of the Day Event
Monday, November 30, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis North Workforce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Companies hiring include: United Parcel Service (UPS), Bridgestone, New French Bakery, ConAgra Foods, Best Care Home Care, Mister Car Wash
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Bloomington Hiring Event
Tuesday, December 1, 10am-Noon
Bloomington WorkForce Center South
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
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Minneapolis Public Schools is Hiring!
Tuesday, December 1, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis North Workforce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Minneapolis Public Schools is hiring for both licensed teaching and non-teaching position. Come ready for an interview. Bring your resumes! Event is free and open to the public.

For a full, up-to-date list of job openings, descriptions and qualifications visit the MPS website.
Registration Link
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Employer of the Day: HMS Host
Tuesday, December 1, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite # 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Walk-in event, no pre-registration needed. This is a great opportunity for job seekers to meet hiring managers in person. Computers and printers are available for you to use.

As a reminder, the Hennepin County Community Resource Room at Sabathani is open for any and all job seekers Monday-Friday, 9:30am-Noon and 1pm-3pm.
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New French Bakery Hiring Event
Thursday, December 3, 11am-3pm
Project for Pride in Living (PPL), Learning Center
1925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Apply for a job using PPL’s computer lab. Initial interviews will take place onsite.
See Flyer

Job Development Career Fair
Monday, December 7, 9am-2pm
Brookdale Library
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Rm ABC, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Speak with employers, turn in resumes, receive job information and have one-on-one interviews.  Dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. Please email Lisa Cain or call
612-596-1990 with questions.
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Minneapolis Career Fair
Tuesday, December 8, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public.
Registration Link
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Training Opportunities

Free Workshops at the PPL Learning Center
Project for Pride in Living (PPL) is offering free workshops to improve your computer and professional development skills. By attending four or more workshops, you will receive a $10 bus or gas card.

Workshops begin December 7th to December 31st and will be held at the PPL Learning Center located on: 1925 Chicago Avenue, Second Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

Information Sessions will be held every Monday from 9am to 10am at the PPL Learning Center as well. To register, call 612-455-5300 to reserve a spot.
See Workshop Calendar

Trainings from the International Institute of MN
The International Institute of MN is offering two free courses that may help you get back into the workforce.

Free Computer Classes
This class combines training in English, employment readiness, and computer usage. It is not a traditional ELL/ESL course, although it includes grammar structures and language skills important in job-seeking. Students use Microsoft Office Word 2010, Excel, and email to improve keyboarding, internet searching, writing to acquire digital literacy skills essential for the work place and personal goals.

Next class begins: January 18th to March 2nd, 2016

Please email Dominique Winders or call 651-647-0191 ext.340 with questions or to register.
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Nursing Assistant Training
This training prepares new Americans to work as nursing assistants; not open to individuals born in the U.S. The application deadline is December 1st, 2015 followed with a required English test on December 2nd. Check in for the English test is 8:30am-9am, however, walk-ins are welcomed. Please bring your immigration documents.

Training classes begins: January 4th to March 22nd and January 25th to March 22nd, 2016

To register or ask questions, please email Julie Garner-Pringle or call 651-647-0191 ext.314.
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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

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.