Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: May 24


May 24, 2016



5 Ways to Optimize Your Resume to Beat Applicant Tracking Software
Before human eyes ever view your qualifications for a job, a computerized applicant tracking system examines your resume. The software analyzes the content of your document, compares it to the resumes submitted by other candidates and ranks you in a list up against other potential employees. To get a high ranking, make sure to:

  • Use the right keywords
  • Use bullet points
  • Proofread

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Twin Cities Employment and Training
Twin Cities Employment and Training Forum is an easy way to find out what companies are hiring, learn about upcoming job fairs, and see what education and training programs are available in the metro area.

A webpage for employers and job seekers. Submit your resume, receive job matches, receive job alerts, etc.
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  • 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.


  • 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

TCF Bank Recruiting & Job Fair
Wednesday, May 25, Noon-4pm
Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Bring multiple copies of your resume and practice your elevator speech. Recruiters are looking for qualified candidates for retail banking (tellers and managers), operations, call center, and retail lending.
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All Team Staff Job Fair
May 24 to May 26 10am-2pm
10 South 5th Street, Suite 105, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Minneapolis Urban League Job Fair
Thursday, May 26, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Enroll at the Urban League any Tuesday at 10am or at the event to become a client and be eligible for this event and ongoing employment services!
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Integrity Home Health Co. Hiring for PCA and RN
Monday, May 30, 9am-5pm
Integrity Home Health Co.
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Suite 117, Minneapolis MN 55411
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Job Development Career Fair
Monday, June 6, 9am-2pm
Brookdale Library, Room ABC
6125 Single Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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Employer of the Day – Cub Foods and Jerry’s Foods
Tuesday, June 7, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Managers from Cub Foods and Jerry's Foods will be available to talk about their job openings, including cashier, stock person, bakery worker, deli clerk and maintenance. Event is free and open to the public. Registration not required.
See Flyer
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Hennepin County Employer of the Day – Accessible Space, Inc.
Wednesday, June 8, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center, Room 120
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Employer of the Day – Comcast
Monday, June 13, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Now Hiring

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

Training Opportunities

Train with East Side Neighborhood Services
East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) is offering a number of training courses this summer.

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Training
    Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 22
    Class begins: Friday, July 8
    Cost: FREE
  • ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
    Upcoming Classes: May 26 8:30am-4pm, June 23 8:30am-4pm
    Cost: $119
    Education in basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination & allergens, cooking time & temperature, and cleaning & sanitation.
  • Dual Training in Forklifts and Skid Steer Loader
    Upcoming classes: June 6 to June 10
    Cost: $425
    Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have at least an intermediate level of English reading and writing skill.

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FREE Employment Empowerment Course
This three week Employment Empowerment course covers everything you need to move forward.

Workshops: Confidence Building, Personal Success, Values and Goals

Classes: Networking, Job Satisfaction, Applications, Resumes, Cover and Thank you Letters, Job Search, Interview/Mock Interview, and Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy

Dates: June 6-24, July 11-29, M-F, 9am-12pm
Please email the Training and Education Center or call 
612-879-5286 with questions.

Open Computer Lab Hours for Job Search
Mondays-Thursdays, Noon-5pm
Fridays, Noon-4pm
Last week of the month 9am-5pm (4pm on Fridays)
LSS Center for Changing Lives, 2nd Floor
2400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Train with Hmong American Partnership
Hmong American Partnership (HAP) is hosting a number of trainings to help you land your next job! All trainings are free to eligible participants.

To learn more about CDL and the Manufacturing trainings, attend an Information Session (Youth Job Skills should not attend):
Every Tuesday, 2pm
HAP Main Office
1075 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN 554106

For more information, about CDL and the Manufacturing training, please email Karol Durdle or call 651-495-1502. For more information about Youth Job Skills training, please email
Boonmee Yang or call 651-496-1630.

North@Work is a comprehensive set of innovative interventions designed to tip the scales of economic mobility and regional prosperity by connecting 2,000 African American men to meaningful, sustainable, living-wage employment over five years and catalyzing systems changes that will eliminate racial employment disparities.

Opportunities of this scale can only be realized through strategic intervention. North@Work focuses on all facets of the workforce system – training, placement, funding, retention and more – to create real change for African American men living on the Northside.

To get an application form or learn more, email Darcus Mitchell or call 612-302-3123.
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CLUES Bridges to Your Future Customer Service Training
Class begins: Tuesday, June 7
To learn more about this free training, attend and information session on Tuesday, May 24 or Thursday, May 26, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at CLUES located on 270 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
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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: June 13, 2016
Class Starts: July 25, 2016

Project for Pride in Living Career Pathways FREE Training Programs
Project for Pride in Living (PPL) offers job and skills training programs designed to help you improve your employment opportunities.

Free trainings offered by PPL:

To learn more or apply, attend an Information Session:
Every Monday, 9am-10am
PPL Learning Center
1925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Call 612-455-5300 with questions.
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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.