Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: December 8


December 8, 2015



Holiday Hiring is Happening – Just Keep Looking
Most job seekers assume December is a bust for hiring, and stop looking for work during the holidays. That’s a terrible mistake. Here's why.


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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

New Leaf Workshops for Former Offenders
Is your record affecting your job search? The New Leaf Extended Workshops for Former Offenders is a free series of classes offered at the South or North Minneapolis Workforce Center through March 2016.

You will learn:

  • How to respond to questions related to your offense.
  • How to discover your unique job skills and talents.
  • How to write resumes and cover letters.
  • What to expect from a background check.

Check the second page of this flyer for more information and a schedule for the Minneapolis classes.

Introduction to Construction and Building Trades and Construction Vehicle Training
American Workshop offers a “fast-start” training program for people to gain an understanding of the construction trades and the skills they need to get their first job in the construction industry. 

Introduction to Construction and Building Trades Program
16 days, 120 hours
Burnsville and Northeast Minneapolis locations
1085 10th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis 55414
1170 East Cliff Road, Burnsville, MN 55337

Certifications: CPR, AED, First Aid, OSHA-10
Start dates:

  • December 14, 2015
  • January 4 & 18, 2016
  • February 1, 15 & 29, 2016
  • March 14 & 29, 2016

Construction Vehicle Training Program
3 days, 24 hours
Burnsville Location
1170 East Cliff Road, Burnsville, MN
Certifications: Construction Vehicle Operator Certification
Start dates:

  • January 11 & 25, 2016
  • February 8 & 22, 2016
  • March 7 & 21, 2016

Scholarships are available for those who qualify. To enroll, call David Luick at 952-500-8812 at least two business days prior to class start. 
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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. Attend four or more sessions and you’ll receive a $10 bus/gas card. To enroll, call 612-455-5300 to reserve a spot.
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IT-Ready in the Twin Cities
This free program helps people living in or who are at-risk for poverty; displaced workers; women and minorities; and military veterans. Nearly 95 percent of graduates earn their CompTIA A+ certification and 80 percent move into paid IT roles with area companies.

Next Class Starts: February 8, 2016
Application Deadline: January 18, 2016
Learn more and apply.

Software Guild Concordia University
In this full-time, 12-week course, you will learn .NET/C# or Java, and acquire the skills needed for entry-level developer positions.

Next Class Starts: February 15, 2016
Learn more and apply.

Prime Digital Academy
Join the IT industry as an entry-level software engineer through a program centered on a 12 week immersive classroom experience.

Next Class Starts: February 22, 2016
Application Deadline: December 11, 2015
Learn more and apply.

Mechatronics and Maintenance & Custodial Skills (PPL)
St. Paul is offering two new career training programs – Mechatronics and Maintenance & Custodial Skills. The programs are free to eligible individuals. Training programs equip graduates for careers, with industry certifications, in industrial production, building facilities, maintenance, and environmental services industries.
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Upcoming Job Search Events

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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Minneapolis On-site Hiring Event
Tuesday, December 8, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis South Workforce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

The following employers are scheduled to attend.

  • Wells Fargo Consumer Lending – On The Spot Interviews
  • Lunds & Byerly’s
  • Minnesota Reading Corps & Math Corps – On The Spot Interviews
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Atlas Staffing
  • Kimco Services

Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to speak to a recruiter and/or hiring manager.
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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, security, and event staffs. 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.
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Information Technology (IT) On-site Hiring Event
Tuesday, December 15, 10am-Noon
Bloomington WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
Event is free and open to the public.
Registration Link
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REM Ramsey Regional Hire Day
Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 10am-6pm
REM Ramsey Office
2586 7th Avenue East, Suite 201, North Saint Paul, MN 55109
Event is free and open to the public.
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Now Hiring

Metro Transit Applicant Testing for Part-time Bus Driver Jobs
Saturday, December 12, 9am check-in, 9:30am test begins
Metropolitan State University, Founders Hall Auditorium
700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Remember to bring:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • A resume – must include name, address, phone, email and work history going back the last seven years (employer name and address, your job title, start and end dates)

For more information, email Metro Transit or call the Bus Driver Job Line for recorded information in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish at 651-602-1966.
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Veterans Hiring Initiative
Hennepin County is committed to fill positions with veterans. The goal is to assist individuals into trainee positions that will lead to permanent employment with Hennepin County.
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City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
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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.