Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


December 2016



Over 50 and Passed Over? Don’t Make These Job-Hunting Gaffes

It may be tempting to blame ageism, your credentials, or a younger worker willing to work for less pay. That is all possible. But consider: You may have made some simple, but avoidable mistakes

Here are ten to avoid.  


The Platinum Program

The Platinum Program at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) is for people ages 50 and older who are ready to take their next career step. Platinum establishes the foundation to help adults achieve career success.

Learn more on the JFCS website.

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Job Connect

  • Connecting Workforce Professionals, Job Seekers and Employers.

Minnesota Council of Non-Profits Job 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.

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New Dates for Job Seeker Bulletin

The Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin’s issue date has been changed from the 2nd Tuesday of the Month to the 2nd Thursday of the month starting January 12, 2017. 

The New North Minneapolis Workforce Center Is Now Open

The North Minneapolis Workforce Center has a new location at 800 West Broadway. The new Workforce Center is open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4:30 pm and can be accessed by Bus Routes 14, 30 and 32. Visitors will still find the same help for job seekers including computer access, office assistance, library access, assistive technology, workshops, and one-on-one job search support in a larger building.

In addition to career services, the increased space allows for an innovative partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools and NorthPoint Health & Wellness. The partnership will provide benefits such as opportunities for youth and adults to complete their high school diploma and GED, medical, behavioral health and dental services, and a new retail location.

Learn about classes, workshops, and other trainings at the Minneapolis WorkForce Centers:

Workshops at the Minneapolis North WorkForce Center

Workshops at the Minneapolis South WorkForce Center

Now Hiring

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT)
Transportation Associate (TA)
Open to all qualified job seekers
Closing Date: January 17, 2017
Learn more and apply here.
TA Announcement
TA Benefits

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

Upcoming Job Search Events

Onsite Hiring Event: Skyhop Global and Endeavor Air
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 1-4PM
Minneapolis North WorkForce Center
800 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis MN 55411
Operations Services & Claims Career Fair
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 3:30-6PM
American Family Insurance, Building 1, Floor 1
6131 Blue Circle Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55343
Learn More
Employer of the Day: UPS
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 11AM-1PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th Street Room 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Warehouse package handler positions in Minneapolis, Eagan, and Maple Grove.
Bring your resume and find out more about our opportunities.
No appointment is needed, and everyone is welcome.
On-Site Hiring Event O'Reilly Auto Parts
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 9AM – 3PM
O'Reilly Auto Parts Distribution Center
6610 W Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Employer of the Day: Goodwill-Easter Seals
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11AM-1PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th Street, Room 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Many open positions in various metro stores. Bring your resume and find out more about our opportunities.No appointment is needed, and everyone is welcome. 


Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, January 23, 2017, 10AM – 1PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN

Sales, Management, Customer Service, Call Center, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, General Business, Administrative, Marketing, Government, Insurance, Banking, Technicians, HR, Engineering, Finance, Law Enforcement, Military, Accounting, Healthcare, IT, and more.
Employer of the Day – Comcast
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 11AM-1PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN
No appointment is needed, and everyone is welcome.
Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, January 26, 11AM-2PM
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Learn more and register here.
Academy College Career Fair
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4 – 6PM
Academy College
1600 W 82nd Street, Suite 100, Bloomington MN 55431

Training Opportunities

Minneapolis-St. Paul Sprinkler Fitters Joint Apprenticeship Committee Applications
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Sprinkler Fitters Joint Apprenticeship Committee will be accepting applications from January 9, 2017 – January 13th, 2017 and January 23rd, 2017 – January 27th, 2017. Applications may be obtained and submitted between the hours of 9am – 11:30am and 1pm and 6pm at:
Sprinkler Fitters Local No. 417 Training Center
1404 Central Avenue N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413

  • Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Must not be less than 18 years of age.
  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. certificate of equivalency.
  • Must have a valid Government issued I.D.
  • Bring copies of your high school diploma/ G.E.D. or transcripts.
  • Bring a copy of your valid Government I.D.
  • A copier will not be available at application.

If selected, each apprentice candidate will be required, prior to job placement, to pass a physical examination and a drug test indicating that they can perform the full duties of the trade.

See Notice of Application for complete information.


New Leaf Workshops

This class is designed for job seekers addressing a criminal record in their job search. It combines the nationally recognized Creative Job Search course with strategies for addressing and overcoming barriers to employment, including how, when, and why to disclose your record, addressing employers’ concerns, answering tough interview questions, WOTC, Federal Bonding, and “Ban the Box”.
Each workshop is a one day session of 4.5 hours (9am to 1:30pm).
See flyer for locations and dates. The dates for the South and North Minneapolis Workforce Center sessions are on the back of the flyer.
Free Training for a Teaching Career
The YWCA Early Childhood Education Teacher Development Program is offering free training to gain professional skills to take into a classroom. The next cohort starts in late December. The program includes:

  • 80 hours of professional development
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) credentialed training
  • 120 hours of child development courses
  • 500 hour teaching practicum with stipend
  • Job placement

See the flyer for more information.
Free CNA Training at CAPI
A training info session is Dec. 13, 1-2:30PM. (Contact Yana at 612-767-3680 if you cannot attend the info session or would like more information.)

Training is January 23 – March 17, 2017.
Classes run M-F from 8:30AM. to 3:00PM
See Flyer for more information.
Free Hand Soldering Training
Earn a Hand Soldering IPC-J and A-610 Credential

Attend an information session:
January 16, 23, or 30 at 10:30AM 
CAPI USA, 3702 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Free 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
This course gives 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, this course will give you the 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.
RESOURCE Trainings
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 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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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
800 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-299-7200 or email us. 

South Minneapolis
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-821-4000 or email us.