Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: August 9


August 9, 2016


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Think Social Media Isn't Important? Think Again!
LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks have completely changed the hiring process. Applicants now have an easier time connecting with hiring managers and learning about job opportunities, and hiring managers use social media to vet candidates and avoid making bad hiring decisions. If you are searching for a new job, make sure you clean up your profiles and improve your social media presence before you send out any applications.
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Employment Options: Tips for Older Job Seekers Pamphlet
Eldercare Locator has a pamphlet of tips for older citizens who are looking to
re-enter the workforce.
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Job Connect

  • Connecting Workforce Professionals, Job Seekers and Employers.

Minnesota Council of Non-Profits 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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Starting with this issue the Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin will become a monthly bulletin published the second Tuesday of every month. The next bulletins are scheduled for September 13, October 11, November 8, and December 13. For daily updates on economic development and employment and training news and opportunities subscribe to the City of Minneapolis department of Community Planning and Economic Development’s Twitter feed 

Now Hiring

City of Minneapolis Hiring Police Cadets!
The City of Minneapolis Police Department is hiring Police Cadets with pay starting at $20.02 an hour. Applications are due August 19, 2016. Apply today!

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

Upcoming Job Search Events

Employer of the Day – U.S. Bank
Tuesday, August 9, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
See Flyer

On-site Hiring Event – United States Postal Service
Tuesday, August 9, 1pm-4pm
Tuesday, August 30, 1pm-4pm
North Minneapolis WorkForce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
See Flyer

Banking On-site Hiring Event
Tuesday, August 16, 10am-12pm
Bloomington WorkForce Center
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
More Information

Dungarvin Hiring Event
Wednesday, August 17, 10am-1pm
Northwest Family Service Center, room 200
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
More Information

Hennepin County Northwest Hennepin Job Fair
Wednesday, August 17, 10am-3pm
Earle Brown Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
See Flyer
More Information

Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, August 18, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis – Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Pre-registration is required.
See Flyer
More Information

Macy’s Hiring Event
Thursday, August 18, 11am-5pm
Southdale Mall, Macy’s
100 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435
More Information

Pillsbury United Communities Job Fair
Thursday, August 18, 3pm-6pm
Harrison Neighborhood Center
503 Irving Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405
More Information

Employer of the Day – Dungarvin
Tuesday, August 23, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
See Flyer

Sabathani Community Center Job Fair
Wednesday, August 24, Noon-4pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409
See Flyer

Minneapolis Urban League Job Fair
Thursday, September 15, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis Urban league
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
More Information

Brookdale Career Fair
Tuesday, September 20, 10am-1pm
Brookdale Library
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
See Flyer

Professional and Technology Diversity Career Fair
Tuesday, September 20, 11am-2pm
U.S. Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Registration Link
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Training Opportunities

Find Training and Workshops that fit YOU!
The Minnesota Literacy Council has an online portal that can you find trainings and workshops in your neighborhood that fit your time and schedule. Type of classes offer:

  • English (ESL)
  • Adult Diploma
  • Math
  • Career Training
  • Computers
  • GED Classes
  • Reading
  • College Prep
  • Citizenship

Take me to the portal!

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.

FREE Financial Course
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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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
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FREE Hand Soldering Training with CAPI
CAPI is offering FREE trainings in hand soldering at 3702 East Lake Street. Participants will earn their IPC-A & J credential.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Be unemployed or underemployed
  • Legally authorized to work in the US
  • Minimum 5th grade English level

To learn more, attend an information session:
Monday, September 12, 19, or 26, 10:30am-Noon
3702 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
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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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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.