Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: July 12


July 12, 2016



Remove these 10 Things from Your Resume
The average time human eyes scan your resume is around 20 seconds. That's how long you have to impress someone with your previous experience, skills and relevant information to the position at hand. Therefore, you should get rid of as much excess material as you can in a resume and only keep the stuff that employers want to see.

  1. Multiple phone numbers
  2. Objective section
  3. Fluff words
  4. Discriminating information

Want to know what else you should remove? Read More


The Guide

New Guide to Inclusive Hiring, a Tool for Hiring
City of Minneapolis Employment and Training recently developed a Guide to Inclusive Hiring for employers interested in exploring and evolving their hiring systems, while equipping their hiring professionals with new tools.

The Guide is a hands-on tool for evaluating organizational performance in hiring along a spectrum, with leading practices clearly defined. The hiring cycle is broken into five components: planning, sourcing, evaluating, hiring and retaining. As today’s successful organizations increasingly rely on networks and customized approaches to talent attraction, the Guide offers employers a template for building successful tactics, while also analyzing critical, higher-level factors.
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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

Augustana Care is Hiring!
Tuesday, July 12, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Patient Care Advocate with Blitz
Tuesday, July 12, 11am-7pm
Express Scripts PCCC
6301 Cecilia Circle, Suite 200, Bloomington, MN 55439
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On-Site Hiring Event
Tuesday, July 12, 1pm-4pm
North Minneapolis WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
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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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Government On-Site Hiring Event
Tuesday, July 19, 10am-Noon
Bloomington WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
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SMG (U.S. Bank Stadium) is Hiring!
Wednesday, July 20, Noon-4pm
South Minneapolis WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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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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Employer of the Day – Target
Tuesday, July 26, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Job Development Career Fair
Monday, August 1, 9am-2pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Employer of the Day – AirServ
Tuesday, August 2, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Macy’s Hiring Event
Wednesday, August 3, 10am-1pm
Brookdale Library, room ABC
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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Employer of the Day – U.S. Bank
Tuesday, August 9, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, August 18, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis – Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Pre-registration is required.
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Pillsbury United Communities Job Fair
Thursday, August 18, 3pm-6pm
Harrison Recreation Center
503 Irving Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405
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Training Opportunities

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.

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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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 CNA Training with CAPI USA
CAPI USA is offering a free Certified Nursing Assistant training. Training begins August 15 – October 7, Mondays-Fridays, 8:30am-3pm. To learn more, attend one of the two information sessions:

Tuesday, July 12, 11am-1pm
Tuesday, July 19, 10am-Noon
Sholom Home
740 Kay Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

For more information, please call Yana at 612-767-3680.
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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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NEW First Step Training Courses Start July 18
RESOURCE's new First Step Training Courses, starting July 18, are designed for individuals who are looking to achieve industry-recognized credentials, need basic skills training, and who may not be ready for one of our standard training programs.

First Step Training includes two, three-week course options: Restaurant to Retail and Cleaning Pro. Both offer ServSafe, Benchmark Customer Service, and OSHA 10 credentials, and an optional paid work experience.

To learn more or to refer individuals, email Marjie Blevins or call 612-752-8154.

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 start dates is 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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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.

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:
Office Specialist (Begins August 22-30)
Public Sector Office Administration Professional (Begins July 14)

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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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.

Software Guild Coding Bootcamp
Apply by August 5th for 12-week immersive program starting September 12th.
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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.

To learn more, please email Andrea Peterson or call 952-697-1366.
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Notice of Apprenticeship Applications
Ironworkers Local 512 is accepting applications for the November 2016 Construction Apprenticeship class. To apply at the St. Paul Training Center, please call 651-489-3829.
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