Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: March 22


March 22, 2016



Five Job-Search Tips for College Students
Getting a job in today's marketplace is evolving. Employers today are engaging with college students earlier, looking for more specialized skills, and increasingly using the digital world to communicate with, identify, and recruit potential employees. Below are five tips to think about when you’re in your college years.

  1. Think about your major
  2. Be social
  3. Brand yourself
  4. Get an internship
  5. Get uncomfortable

Learn more about these five tips in depth.


Graduate Employment Outcomes Data Tool
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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.

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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Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Community Service Officer (CSO) Job Openings
CSOs work approximately 20-30 hours per week in the MPD for up to three years while enrolled as a student in an approved, two-year law enforcement program and/or working toward completion of MN Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) licensing. The CSO is a civilian position which has the possibility of promotion to a full time Police Officer position. CSOs are paid $16.27 per hour, plus tuition!

Applications open Monday, March 28 and close Friday, April 15.

Attend an Optional Information Session:
Tuesday, March 29, 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, April 12, 6pm-8pm
MPD Special Operation Center
4119 DuPont Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Apply Online
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City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
View all jobs and apply online here.

Training Opportunities

Free Training in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
The Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) is taking applications from men and women ages 18-30 for a certification course in EMS. Twenty-five candidates will be accepted into the program. Graduates will get preference points on the next MFD entrance exam in the spring of 2017. Graduates will be eligible to apply at HCMC for jobs in EMS, and if hired would have the option of further education for paramedic certifications. Trainees will earn $14.93 hourly to take this college-level course two days a week for 12 weeks.

Application deadline: Monday, April 18, 2016
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Free D.R.I.V.E./IT Exploration – Introduction
The course will introduce people to the IT field and help them determine if any of the featured careers are of interest.  The course provides a basic introduction to application development, security, analytics, system administration and features connections with employers.

The three week course consists of three Saturdays: April 2, 9 & 16 from 8:30am-4:30pm. Classes will be taken at St. Paul College located on 235 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102.
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Free Hand Soldering Training
CAPI USA is offering a free training in hand soldering. Participants will earn their IPC-A and IPC-J credentials for free. Training will start at the end of March.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Unemployed or underemployed
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Minimum 5th grade English level

Email Sarah Shapiro or call 612-767-3667 for more information.
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Free Creating IT Future’s Women-Only Class
Creating IT Futures’ IT-Ready career program will have a women-only classes this spring. IT-Ready includes an eight-week, full-time classroom training program that covers a technical computer curriculum geared toward the CompTIA A+ certification. In addition, participants learn professional skills to ensure their success for the interviewing process and on the job.

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be an American citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Live in Minneapolis

Application Deadline: Friday, March 25th, 2016
Class starts: Monday, April 11th, 2016
Class ends: Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Class runs Monday to Fridays from 9:15am to 3:45pm at the EMERGE Career & Technology Center
Email Kathy Brennan  or call 952-855-7420 with questions.
More Information/Registration  

IT-Ready in the Twin Cities
IT-Ready is a free education, training, and career placement program that gives people the knowledge and skills they need for a successful IT career, then connects them to an on-the-job experience opportunity. Students not only gain "hard" technical skills, but also "soft" professional skills that employers look for in job candidates.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 11th, 2016
Class Starts: Monday, May 2nd, 2016
IT-Ready Offices (located inside the International Dairy Queen Corporation building)
7505 Metro Boulevard, Edina, MN 55439
Please call their offices at 952-855-7425 with questions.
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Free Trainings with EMERGE
EMERGE is offering free trainings in property maintenance and CNC Machining.

Property Maintenance Training
This training consists of 12 weeks (8am-3pm, Mondays – Saturdays) with 10 weeks of paid internship.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 18th, 2016
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CNC Machining Training
This training consists of 10 months trainings. Individuals will earn 18 college credits from Hennepin Technical College and have the opportunity to earn the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials. Criminal Background is not a barrier.
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To learn more about these programs, attend an Information Session. Information sessions are held:
Every Monday, 9am
EMERGE Career and Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Please email Rachel Simmons or call 612-787-3804 with questions.

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: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Class Starts: Tuesday, May 31, 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: Friday, April 8, 2016
Class Starts: Monday, June 20, 2016
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Upcoming Job Search Events

East Side Collaborative Employment & Resource Fair
Wednesday, March 23, 10am-2pm
Arlington Hills Community Center
1200 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul, 55130
Event is free and open to the public.
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Employer of the Day with National Assemblers Inc. Bicycle Assemblers/Helpers
Thursday, March 24, 10am-Noon
Sons of Norway Building, Third floor
1455 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Event is free and open to the public.
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Catalyst Career Job Fair in Minneapolis
Tuesday, March 29, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton – Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.
Registration Link
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Professional Career Fair in Minneapolis
Wednesday, March 30, 9am-4pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Meet with more than 50 Upper-Midwest employers looking to hire career-minded professionals. The Career Fair is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended.
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Get Jobs Job Fair
Thursday, March 31, 11am-4pm
Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
Event is free and open to the public. No registration required.
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Hennepin County Job Development Career Fair
Monday, April 4, 9am-2pm
Minneapolis Central Library, Second floor
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Please use the escalator to access the 2nd floor. Event is free and open to the public.
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Employer of the Day Hiring by Hennepin County
Tuesday, April 5, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center, Room 120
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409

TreeHouse Foods is hiring full-time line helpers and maintenance mechanics for Fridley, MN. Bring multiple copies of your resume and come prepared to speak with a hiring manager.
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Accessible Space, Inc. Hiring Event
Monday, April 11, 10am-1pm
Hennepin County Service Center, Room 200
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Event is free and open to the public.
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New French Bakery Hiring Event – Employer of the Day with Hennepin County
Tuesday, April 12, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center, Room 120
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Event is free and open to the public.
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Medical Devices Industry Career Fair
Tuesday, April 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Commons Hotel, Pinnacle Ballroom
615 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55414

The Design of Medical Devices Conference, in cooperation with the Minnesota department of Employment and Economic Development, is hosting a unique opportunity for those seeking employment or internships, to network with medical device industry professionals and companies.
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Union Job & Resource Fair
Thursday, April 14, 3pm-7pm
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
Event is free and open to the public.
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Hiring Fair by U.S. Bank Stadium
April 26 to April 28, 9am-8pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

U.S. Bank Stadium has over 2,500 jobs available in the areas of guest experience, event security, housekeeping, point-of-sale, retail, catering and food service. Applying for the event is highly recommended as candidates must be pre-screened in advance of the hiring fair. Applications are available online and will be accepted until Friday, April 15 at 11:59pm.
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Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair
Saturday, April 30, 11am-3pm
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

The Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair is an opportunity for teens ages 14 to 19 to connect with businesses and organizations for information about jobs, employment training, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Some employers will be accepting applications and interviewing at the job fair.

The Teen Job Fair is free and open to the public. Preregistration is not required. Parents, guardians, counselors, and teachers are welcome to attend the event.
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