Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: January 12


January 12, 2016



Should I Use LinkedIn?
Like Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is a social media site but for professionals. It allows you to connect with professionals from all over the world. Recruiting, resume/profile viewing, and job searching is done on LinkedIn, which might just help you land your next career. Read More


Small Sums’
Small Sums helps homeless individuals, who have found jobs, with the specific things that they need to start back to work – like required work clothes and shoes, trade tools, professional licenses or union dues, and/or bus passes so they have a reliable way to get to work every day (until they receive a paycheck). More Information


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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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City of Minneapolis STEP-UP Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016
STEP-UP is now accepting applications for 2016 summer internship placements. The application closes on February 5th, 2016. Interested eligible Minneapolis youth can view and complete the application online.

To be eligible, youth must:

  • live in Minneapolis
  • be 14-21 years old on June 1, 2016
  • not be currently enrolled in college (PSEO is okay). Current college students may consider the Urban Scholars Program.
  • meet income guidelines or have a substantial barrier to employment including students with disabilities, IEPs, English language learners, or pregnant and parenting teens. If you are unsure if you qualify, please apply.
  • applicants must be eligible to work in the US (by June 1, 2016) and have proper documentation

Businesses, public agencies and nonprofits interested in employing interns in 2016 can find information on the City of Minneapolis STEP-UP website.

STEP-UP is a City of Minneapolis program in partnership with AchieveMpls, Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and Project for Pride in Living (PPL).

For more information, please email STEP-UP Director,
Anna Peterson, or call 612-673-5234.

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

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. More Information

Upcoming Job Search Events

MLK Jr. Holiday Diversity Career Fair
Monday, January 18, 2016, 9am-Noon
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Event is free and open to the public. Employers are seeking candidates with experience and interest in sales, engineering, government, security, education, military, medical, banking, financial services, etc.
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Banking & Finance On-site Hiring Event
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 10am-Noon
Minnesota WorkForce Center – Bloomington
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437

A panel of employers will be present before the hiring event to present information about careers in the banking and finance field.
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Job Fair of Minneapolis with Catalyst Career Group
Monday, January 25, 2016, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis – Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public.
Email Catalyst Career Group or call 815-308-5426 with questions.
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Training Opportunities

Minneapolis WorkForce Center (WFC) Free Workshops
January 12-26, 2016
North and South Minneapolis WFC
Minneapolis, MN

The North and South Minneapolis WFCs will be hosting free workshops to help improve resume writing, job searching, computer skills, and interview skills. For more information about location, workshop dates, time, and registration, visit the North Minneapolis WorkForce Center website or the South Minneapolis WorkForce Center Website

Bridge to Your Future with CLUES
CLUES is offering a free five week course that leads to a 5 week pre-apprenticeship training at the Finishing Trades Institute in Little Canada.  After completion of the course and pre-apprenticeship training, jobs earn starting wages from $15-30 per hour. 

Class starts: January 25, 2016.

Attend an Information Session:

  • Thursday, January 14, 1pm
    CLUES Minneapolis
    720 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • Thursday, January 19, 1pm
    CLUES St. Paul
    797 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

For more information, email Crysta Colmer or call 612-746-3589.
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Anoka County Career Pathways Training
WorkForce Centers in Anoka County are offering three trainings that may help you land your next job.

If interested, you must attend a Career Exploration Workshop (use link below). Career Pathway information will be given at the end of the workshops. Questions? Please call 763-783-4915.
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Iron Workers Local 512 Notice of Apprenticeship Applications
Iron Workers Local 512 will be taking applications through February 15, 2016. The apprenticeship will begin on May 1st, 2016. Please email Lori Hensel or call 651-489-3829 with additional questions.
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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:

  • 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:

  • 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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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
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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
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Prime Digital Academy
Join the IT industry as an entry-level software engineer through a program centered on a 12 week immersive classroom experience.
Application Deadline: February 14, 2016
Next Class Starts: April 25, 2016
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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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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.