Minneapolis Job Seekers Bulletin


September 13, 2016



Mark These Words – Avoid These Verbal Missteps

Obsessed with your job search? Nix that word from your vocabulary and choose a better alternative that tells potential employers you're a well-rounded candidate who is intensely interested in an industry.

There are words and digressions you'd be better off avoiding during an interview.

Here's a short list.


Free Classes at the Technology Empowerment Center at the Urban Research Outreach/Engagement Center

2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Best Maid Cookies  is hiring qualified candidates for full-time positions on the 2nd and 3rd shifts in River Falls, WI, 54022. Van transportation is available from Minneapolis.  

Positions include entry level production and packaging, skilled mixers, bakers, production machine operators, technical sanitation, quality assurance, and mechanics. Previous food or manufacturing experience is preferred.

Receive competitive benefits, PTO, paid holidays, and free cookies.

Apply online or email jobs@bestmaid.com, or apply in person at 1147 Benson Street, River Falls, WI.

Upcoming Job Search Events

Employer of the Day-Century Link
Tuesday, September 13, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th Street # 120, Minneapolis, MN

Onsite Hiring Event
Tuesday, September 13, 1-4pm
Minneapolis North WFC
200 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411

Employer of the Day-Macy’s
Wednesday, September 14, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th Street # 120, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Urban League Job Fair
Thursday, September 15, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis Urban league
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Employers of the Day-Cub Foods and Jerry’s Enterprises
Tuesday, September 20, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th Street # 120, Minneapolis, MN
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
More Information
Employer of the Day-Comcast
Wednesday, September 21, 9am-1:30pm
Goodwill Easter Seals -Sons of Norway Building
1455 West Lake Street, 3rd Floor Minneapolis, MN 55408
Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, September 26, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55425
More information.
Minneapolis Job Fair
Monday, September 26, 11am-2pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites
Three Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425
Pre-registration is required.
More Information
Employer of the Day-Comcast
Tuesday, September 27, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th Street # 120, Minneapolis, MN
Hennepin County Career Fair
Monday, October 10, 9am-2pm
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, 2nd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55401 
South Metro Job Fair
Wednesday, October 12, 10am-3pm
Mall of America, Rotunda
60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
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People of Color Career Fair
October 18, 9am-3pm, Minneapolis Convention Center
More info and registration here.
Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
Friday, October 28, 10am-3pm
Coffman Memorial Union Building, University of MN, Great Hall
300 Washington Avenue South East, Minneapolis, MN 55455
More Information
Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, November 3, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis – Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Pre-registration is required.
See Flyer
More Information

Training Opportunities

Green Construction Trades Course
HIRED’s Green Construction Trades Course covers a variety of topics that give students exposure to various aspects of today’s construction industry. The course is designed to give students in-demand green construction skills that will make them excellent candidates for career pathways in the building trades. Whether you want to learn construction basics or expand an existing set of skills, the Green Construction Trades Course will give you marketable skills you need to advance your career.

Rolling Start Dates: Northeast Minneapolis (35W/Hennepin Avenue)
Course Length: 128 hours (3-4 full days a week)
More details.

Takoda Institute Training Programs
Now enrolling for fall quarter (begins September 19) in the following: 

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Health Information & Patient Services Specialist
  • Administrative Professional

All of the programs are grant based and students complete with ZERO loans! Visit the Takoda website  to learn more or call 612-341-3358 and ask to speak with a career representative. 

HIRED’s Office Pro
OfficePRO provides specialized training from HIRED and Saint Paul College instructors to prepare you for a variety of positions, including administrative assistant, customer service representative, and office clerk. Our four-week curriculum teaches core office skills and soft skills to quickly move you towards your career goals.
Classes run September 26th – October 27th in St. Paul. 
Learn more.

RESOURCE Trainings Starting in September and October
Sept. 19 - Dec. 20: Mechatronics - St. Paul
Sept. 19 - Dec. 20: Office Support Specialist - Minneapolis
Oct. 17 - Dec.15:  Warehouse Operations - Minneapolis
Oct. 17 - Jan. 27:  Core Manufacturing - Minneapolis
Oct. 17 - Feb. 23:  Medical Office Support - Minneapolis
Oct. 17 --May 11:  IT Support - Minneapolis

First Step Training Courses  are three-week course options for individuals who need basic skills training and want to achieve industry-recognized credentials. Both offer an optional paid work experience.

Sept. 19 - Oct. 5: First Step Cleaning Pro - Minneapolis
Sept. 19 - Oct. 6: First Step Restaurant to Retail – Minneapolis

To learn more, visit RESOURCE’s website, or contact Mike Peterson at 612-752-8131 or mpeterson@resource-mn.org.

Minneapolis Saint Paul TechHire Initiative
In response to the rapid growth in tech jobs in the Minneapolis Saint Paul region, the City of Minneapolis along with three high-quality accelerated learning programs: PRIME Digital Academy, Creating IT Futures Foundation – IT Ready, and The Software Guild came together with 150 regional employers with the purpose of training and placing diverse workers into tech careers. Follow MSP TechHire on social media using #MSPTechHire and #TechHire.
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Communication, Design, and Developer Training
Asian Media Access  is planning a 13-week "Let's Get IT" Training. Classes will begin in October and run 1-2 days per week in the evenings for 3 hours per session. The focus will be web and application development (programming). A preliminary assessment is needed to determine the level of readiness of individuals.
For more information, please email William Harrison. 

Lutheran Social Services Free Classes
Employment Empowerment:9am-12pm daily, 9/12- 9/30

The Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy: 9am-12pm, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 (Must attend all 3 days)

Open Lab: Use the computer lab to search for a job. LSS has computers, printer, scanner, fax machine, pens, paper and a phone for your job search related use. You can also schedule one-on-one resume assistance.

Check out the website.

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 knowledgeable 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.