Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: January 26


January 26, 2016


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Seven Ways to Find Hidden Jobs
When job searching, often it can feel like the job you are looking for is hiding. And, while it might feel like a bad game of hide and seek, the jobs are truly hiding in plain sight. To help you find these jobs, consider the tips below.

  • Check around at your current place of employment
  • Switch up your networking habits
  • Join professional organizations and networking groups
  • Subscribe to alerts
  • Attend a convention or professional conference
  • Use FlexJobs

To learn about these tips in depth, click here.


Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) dedicated to honoring those who served the country. It provides housing, employment, emergency, outreach, and legal assistances to veterans in need.
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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.


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  • 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.

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  • 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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Upcoming Job Search Events

Minneapolis WorkForce Center On-site Hiring
Tuesday, January 26, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Participating companies: LSG Sky Chefs, Comcast, Amazon, Performtel, EDS Service Solutions, and Coborns Delivers. Remember to dress to impress and bring copies of your resume.
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CenturyLink Hiring Event
Wednesday, January 27, 10am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center, Room 120
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.
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On-Site Hiring Event – Bloomington WorkForce Center
Tuesday, February 2, 10am-Noon
Bloomington WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
Event is free and open to the public.
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Employer of the Day – Domino’s
Tuesday, February 2, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center, Room 120
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.
See Flyer
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Job Development Career Fair
Monday, February 8, 9am-2pm
Sabathani Community Center, Room 216
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Event is free and open to the public.
See Flyer
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Employer of the Day: New French Bakery
Tuesday, February 9, 10am-1pm
3702 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

There are openings at the 2609 26th Avenue South and 828 Kasota Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis locations. Immediate openings include: Production Workers, Packers, Sanitation, Maintenance Mechanics, Mixers and Oven Operator, and Productions Supervisors with flexible shifts and benefits.
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Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair
February 17 & 18, 9am-3pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Event is only open to students (sophomore, juniors, and seniors) at Augsburg College, Bethany Lutheran College, Bethel University, Carleton College, College of St. Benedict, Concordia College, Moorhead, Concordia University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, Macalester College, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, St. John’s University, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, St. Catherine University, St. Olaf College, and University of St. Thomas. 

Pre-registration is required.
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Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) Job Fair
Thursday, February 18, Noon-4pm
Mall of American, Rotunda
60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public.

This is the fourth annual BATC Job and Career fair. Job openings such as: drywallers, carpenters, painters, framers, HVAC, design, plumbers, project management, sales, estimators, fork lift operators, drivers, interns, office operations, field technician, customer service, warehouse, administrative, interns, etc.
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On-Site Hiring at Bloomington WorkForce Center
Tuesday, February 19, 10am-Noon
Bloomington WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
Event is free and open to the public.

Featured companies: Ally Financial, DCM Services, Thrivent Financial, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, TRS Consulting, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.
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Midway Career Fair
Wednesday, February 24, 10am-1pm
Griggs-Midway Building, 2nd Floor Training Room
1821 University Avenue West, Suite S-242, St. Paul, MN 55401
Event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.
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National Career Fair in St. Paul
Wednesday, March 2, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
175 10th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101

National Career Fairs will be hosting a free job fair in St. Paul with free resume review and hundreds of job opportunities opened to the public. By attending, you will be entered to win a free iPad mini!
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National Career Fair
Tuesday, March 8, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Registration Link
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Now Hiring

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.

For more information, 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

Training Opportunities

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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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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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.

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.

Application Deadline: April 23, 2016
Next Class Starts: May 31, 2016
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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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Trading Up at St. Paul College
Trading Up is a free construction prep program for low-income individuals that will provide participants with career counseling, classroom instruction, and hands-on learning opportunities to help them find their path to a career in the building trade.

Email Sarah Lechowich or call 651-403-4124 with questions.
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Anoka County Career Pathways Training
The Health Care Pathways, Precision Sheet Metal, Office & Administrative Technology trainings for this spring offered by the Anoka County WorkForce Centers are now full. For more information about these trainings in the fall, please visit their website

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.