Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: April 12


April 12, 2016



How to Make a Splash at Job Fairs
Job fairs offer a great opportunity to connect with employers. They could lead to a job interview, expand your network, or result in a job on-the-spot. To make the most out of job fairs, you should:

  1. Post your resume on MinnesotaWorks 
    before the job fair.
  2. Find a Job Fair
    Find a job fair that has the fields you are interested in working in and that fits in your schedule. Arrange for others to take care of family responsibilities beforehand.
  3. Prepare for the Job Fair
    Develop a one-minute introduction to start a conversation. Also bring your portfolio that has your resume, letter of recommendations, work samples, certifications and awards.
  4. Attend the Job Fair
    Remember, attending is key. Dress to impress and prepare questions that show interest.
  5. After the Job fair
    Impress employers by sending them a thank you letter or contact them to remind them of your continuous interest.

Learn more about these tips in depth. 


Using the State of Minnesota Resume System
This document is designed to assist as you begin to create and upload a resume which reflects your work-related experience and qualifications, as well as to help you search and apply for specific jobs with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the State of Minnesota.
View the State of MN Resume System

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.

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 close Friday, April 15.

Attend an optional Information Session:
Tuesday, April 12, 6pm-8pm
MPD Special Operation Center
4119 DuPont Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Apply Online
Learn More about CSOs

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

Upcoming Job Search Events

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.
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
See Flyer

Office Professionals Hiring Event
Tuesday, April 19, 10am-Noon
Minnesota Bloomington WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
Event is free and open to the public.
More Information

Health Care Job Doctor Employer Event
Tuesday, April 19, 1pm-2:30pm
Northwest Family Service Center, CEAP Rm 100
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55429
To register, email Carol Langer.
More Information

HIRED’s Phillips Career Fair
Wednesday, April 20, 10am-Noon
Center for Changing Lives
2400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Come prepared to introduce yourself to employers. Bring copies of your resume! No registration required.
See Flyer

Social Services Employment Open House - Integrity Living Options, Inc.
Thursday, April 21, 10am-2pm
Specialized Treatment Services
1121 Northeast Jackson Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Integrity Living Options, Inc. (ILO) is a Minnesota based organization that provides home and community based services to individuals with a range of disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses. ILO is currently hiring Direct Support Professionals, Assistant Managers, Program Managers, Behavior Specialists, Behavior Analysis, and more!
More Information

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.
More Information

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.
See Flyer
More Information

Social Services Employment Open House - Integrity Living Options, Inc.
Thursday, May 5, 10am-2pm
Specialized Treatment Services
1121 Northeast Jackson Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413
More Information

Minneapolis National Career Fair
Thursday, May 12, 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

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 be considered City of Minneapolis student interns and will earn $14.93 hourly to take this college-level course two days a week for 12 weeks.

Application deadline: Monday, April 18, 2016
More Information

Green Construction Training
HIRED’s four week Green Construction Trades Course covers a variety of topics designed to give students in-demand green construction skills that will make them excellent candidates for career pathways in the building trades. Students will earn First aid, AED, CPR, OSHA 10 certification, NCCER green construction certificate.


  • At least 18 years old (diploma and GED not needed)
  • Underemployed or unemployed

The training costs $2150 but full scholarships are available for eligible individuals. Training will consist of 16 sessions (cohorts starting in April, May, or June), Monday-Wednesday, 8:30am- 4pm.

Please email Tony Basch or call 612-821-1708 with questions.
See Flyer
More Information

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Training and Job Placement Assistance

  • Automotive Service Technician – 8 weeks of hands on vehicle maintenance and repair with career advancement and 8 hours of paid training per week. 
  • Banking & Finance – 8 weeks, students will earn college credit while learning skills to start a career in banking, finance, and related positions. 
  • Construction – 12 weeks building new homes in St. Paul and learning skills for construction and related trades.  Includes six weeks paid training. 
  • Contact Center – 8 weeks, students will earn college credit and learn the skills to start or advance a career in customer service, contact center/call center, and related positions. 
  • Medical Office – 8 weeks, preparing for healthcare positions including patient representative, administrative coordinator, and insurance specialist.
  • College & Career Navigation ServicesCareer navigation services with area colleges.  Call 651-379-5837 for more info.

How to Apply for Training:
Interested individuals must attend an information session held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:45 p.m. Information Sessions are held at the following locations:

  • Goodwill-Easter Seals St. Paul Campus
    553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
    Attend this location for interest in Medical Office, Banking & Finance, and Contact Center trainings only.
  • Goodwill-Easter Seals MN Training Facility
    635 Prior Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
    Attend this location for interest in Automotive Service Technician and Construction trainings only.

More Information

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: April 18, 2016
See Flyer
More Information

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.
See Flyer
More Information

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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