City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


November, 2016



Do You Know Who Is Reading Your Resume?

When you fill out an application for a job, chances are good that one of three people will read your resume to discern if you're a good fit for the position. How you deal with each of these people is a little bit different, so it's important to know how the hiring process works for each employer as you search for a new job. 

Read the entire article to gain every possible advantage in a competitive job market.


Transit Assistance Program (TAP) offers $1 rides

Ride for $1 per trip – including transfers – on all regional buses and light rail until April 10, 2017. This program is for qualified low-income residents of the Twin Cities between the ages of 13 and 64. Hurry – a limited number of cards are available!

Sign Up!

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  • Search for federal government jobs throughout the country.


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State of Minnesota  

  • Explore career opportunities and potential for career advancement in Minnesota.

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

Unison/Innovent Information Sessions
Unison/Innovent, a North Minneapolis business, is recruiting employees. This company will present information at three upcoming information sessions.  All sessions are open to the public.

Wednesday, November 16, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
EMERGE Community Technology Center
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN  

Thursday, November 17, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
TC Rise, 1301 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 
Friday, November 18, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
North Minneapolis Workforce Center:
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN
Extensive details are on front/back of this flyer, including open positions, wages, shifts, pay differential, career pathways, hiring processes, and more!  

Upcoming Job Search Events

Onsite Hiring Event
Wednesday, November 9, 1 - 4pm
Minneapolis North WorkForce Center,
1200 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis MN
Employers include Pinnacle Services, Goodwill Easter Seals,
Harvard Maintenance, Family Dollar, Toys R Us, All Team Staffing
HAP (Hmong American Partnership) Job Fairs
Wednesday, November 9, 2:30 – 4:30pm
1075 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN
No registration required, Contact Eric the Job Coach (651-207-9814) with questions. Link   
Target Ridgedale - Hiring Event
November 11th and 14th, 9:30am – 2pm
The Ridgedale Target store off of 394 and Plymouth Rd is hiring for hourly overnight team members to work freight trucks and fill the sales floor. Hours are typically 10:30pm - 7am every day of the week. Competitive pay with overnight bonus incentives. Also hiring daytime positions, including Cashier, Starbucks, and Backroom.
Hennepin County Job Development Career Fair
Monday, November 14, 9am – 2pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis MN
There will be 40 employers attending this event, each with multiple job openings. The schedule of events is listed on the flyer.
Participating Employer List

The Professional & Diversity Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, November 14, 10am – 1pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN
IT Career and Training Expo
Tuesday, November 15, 11am - 3pm
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 
Link and  Flyer

Macy’s Hiring Event
Tuesday, November 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Brooklyn Park Library
8500 West Broadway Ave., Brooklyn Park 
Open positions at several Macy’s store locations for full‐time and part‐time work.No appointment is needed, and everyone is welcome! This event is sponsored by Hennepin County Eligibility and Work Services (EWS).  Flyer

Diversity Into Action Career and Resource Fair
Wednesday, November 16, 11am – 2pm
1250 West Broadway Ave, 5th Floor, Minneapolis, MN
Diversity Into Action is a non-profit that looks to elevate the lives of underserved communities by partnering with business partners in providing, jobs, education, health and well-being, housing and financial resources. Link
Veterans Job Fair
Wednesday, November 16, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Minneapolis VA-Auditorium
One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN
Open to all Veterans. No registration is required. Come with a resume and be prepared for an interview. Currently there are 32 employers attending with 7 being state and 4 federal agencies.
Healthcare Hiring Event - Augustana Care
Wednesday, November 16, 2:30 – 5pm
1007 E 14th Street, Minneapolis, MN
Seeking CNAs, LPNs, RNs, Dietary Aides, and Office Manager for part and full time positions. Link
If you are not able to attend and have an interest in joining our team, please send your resume to

Training Opportunities

Food Safety Training
This free program helps participants (17 years +) gain experience in a licensed kitchen, ServeSafe certification, quality job references, and help finding a job. Sessions are held monthly at Pillsbury United Communities’ Oak Park Center.

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.
MIG Welding Certificate
Next training starts: December 2016
8 months, 8am - 12pm, Monday - Friday
Expected wage: $19.08/hr
Earn 17 credits through Hennepin Technical College
Criminal background is NOT a barrier  Link
RESOURCE Trainings Starting in 2017
Accounting Support:  January 9 – March 23, 2017 – St Paul
Maintenance Custodial: January 9 – April 7, 2017 – Minneapolis
To learn more, visit RESOURCE’s website, or contact Mike Peterson at 612-752-8131 or
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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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 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.