Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: June 28


June 28, 2016



5 Signs Your Job Search Efforts Lack Heart
It's discouraging to see the success of others when you are working hard to find your next opportunity. Whether you're unemployed or trying to find a job while you're employed the length of time it takes to find a new job can be daunting. There are probably signs you have lost motivation and here are some ways you are giving in:

  1. You're afraid to fail so you apply to easier jobs.
  2. When criticism from past jobs persists in your current job search.
  3. When encouragement is conditional and you're about to burst.
  4. You find satisfaction in the possibilities.
  5. Fear or the lack of fear determines your actions.

Interested in learning more about these signs in depths? Click here to read full article


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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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Upcoming Job Search Events

All Team Staff Job Fair
June 28 to June 30, 10am-2pm
July 6 to July 7, 10am-2pm
July 12 to July 14, 10am-2pm
All Team Staff Minneapolis Building
10 South 5th Street, suite 105, Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Employer of the Day – Macy’s
Tuesday, June 28, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center, Room 120
310 East Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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CareerIntro: Minneapolis Career Fair
Wednesday, June 29, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Pre-registration is required.
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MN State Fair Job Fair
Wednesday, June 29, 4pm-8pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Progress Center
1265 Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Job Openings: Ticket selling, ticket taking, parking, retail stores, food services, games, sanitation, etc.

Applicant must pre-register online before attending the job fair and must come attend the job fair to meet with a scanner.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Must be available to work all 12 days of the fair,
    August 25 to September 5, 2016

Registration Link
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Augustana Care is Hiring!
Wednesday, July 12, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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10th Annual Minnesota Veteran's Career Fair
Wednesday, July 13, 10am-3pm
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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Catalyst Career Group Minneapolis Fob Fair
Monday, July 25, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis – Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Pre-registration is required.
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Training Opportunities

MPLS TechHire

Minneapolis TechHire Initiative
There are more Information Technology jobs than tech workers in the metro. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) predict there will be more than 200,000 tech jobs available in Minnesota in the next decade (not including health care tech jobs).

In response to this rapid growth, the City of Minneapolis along with three high-quality accelerated learning programs partnered to create an affordable program with the purpose of training and placing diverse workers into technology careers. Are you interested?
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Communication, Design, and Developer Training
Supported by the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Asian Media Access is planning for a 13-week "Let's Get IT" Training for 30 individuals that will prepare them for job fields in communication, design, and developer, along with possible certifications in Multimedia, Graphics Design, and Web Development Career Pathways. A preliminary assessment is needed to determine the level of readiness of individuals.

For more information, please email William Harrison.

Customer Service Representative Training with
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota offers no-cost, short-term (8 week) Customer Service Representative training for eligible students!  Get started now in a new career that offers the potential for advancement in a variety of industries such as healthcare, banking, telecommunications, wireless communications, sales and more.

Class begin: Monday, July 18, 2016

To get started, attend an Information Session!
Tuesday, June 28, 1:45pm
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Offices
553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104

For more information, email Kristi Weberg or call 651-379-5837.

OfficePRO Trainings
OfficePRO, a four-week long training, prepares students for jobs in entry-level office positions such as an Administrative Assistant or Call Center Representative with starting wages at $15 an hour.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Interest in office positions
  • Has a barrier to employment such as a person of color, experiencing housing insecurity, veterans, transitioning from public assistance, or been unemployed for 26 or more consecutive weeks
  • Has a high school diploma or GED
  • Speaks proficient English
  • Has basic knowledge of computers such as sending emails and navigating Windows

For more information, please email Annaka Sikkink or 
call 651-328-2799.
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Introduction to Construction and Building Trades
Employers are in need of experts in construction and building trades and American Workshop is offering the trainings you need to earn the required credentials to land a job in your next career. Trainings, which last 16 days, will be held at American Workshop located on 1085 10th Avenue Southeast in Minneapolis, Tuesday-Friday.

Application deadline: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Classes begin: Tuesday, July 5th. 2016
Enroll Now!
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Upcoming TechHire Classes with Prime Digital Academy
Prime Digital Academy is offering a 12-week immersive entry-level software engineering program to help you earn the credentials needed to get an entry level job in Information Technology.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 8, 2016
Class begins: Monday, September 19, 2016
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FREE Employment Empowerment Courses
Monday-Friday, 9am-Noon for three weeks
July 11th to July 29th
August 8th to August 26th
Lutheran Social Service (LSS) of MN Center for Changing Lives, Training and Education Center, 2nd floor
2400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

LSS of MN Center for Changing Lives is offering free three week Employment Empowerment workshops in dealing with confidence, success, values and goals and classes in networking, applications, job satisfaction, resumes, cover and thank you letters, interviews, and financial literacy.
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FREE Financial Course
July 13, 20, 27: 9am-Noon
August 10, 17, 24: 9am-Noon
Lutheran Social Service (LSS) of MN Center for Changing Lives,
Training and Education Center, 2nd floor
2400 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

LSS of MN Center for Changing Lives is offering free financial courses to help you manage your money. To register, email the Training and Education Center at LSS of MN or call 612-879-5286.
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Free Culinary Arts Training
Trainings held every four weeks at Pillsbury United Communities Waite House located on 2323 11th Avenue South in Minneapolis.The next training starts July 25.

The program offers training, paid internships, resume building, as well as continuing career and college counseling support. Open to young adults’ ages 16-24 not currently enrolled in school. For more information or to apply, email David Maldonadod or 
call 612-455-0367.
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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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Trainings by HIRED
Hired is providing a variety of job trainings to help you earn the credentials needed to get into your dream career.

  • Customer Service
    July 12 to August 4, 2016
    Metro North Learning Lab
    1201 89th Avenue Northeast, #335, Baine, MN 55434
  • Hospitality
    August 16 to November 15, 2016
    Normandale Community College
    9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

To learn more, please email Andrea Peterson or call
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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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Free Hotel Housekeeping Training
The International Institute of Minnesota (IIM) is offering free Hotel Housekeeping training for new American women. This training is a combination of basic housekeeping skills, personal/professional development classes, and English language learning.

Application Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2016
Classes begin: Monday, July 25, 2016

Classes will be held Monday through Friday, noon to 3pm, at IIM’s campus located on 1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108.

Please email Pam Seiler or call 651-647-0191 x325 with questions.
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Software Guild Coding Bootcamp
Apply by August 5th for 12-week immersive program starting September 12th.
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