Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


January, 2017



Tips to Keep Your Job Search Under Wraps

If you've got a less-than-ideal job, you probably want to hold on to it until you find another one. Learn how you can network discreetly when you’re already employed.  

Read more.     


Bridge to Benefits
This multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota aims to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs. We will NOT ask you for information that identifies you. Link

Free Tax Prep
IRS-certified volunteers passionate about taxes will get you the maximum refund.
See this Prepare + Prosper  flyer.

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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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North Minneapolis WorkForce Center Now Open in New Location

The new center at 800 West Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis provides the same great service, class offerings and job search assistance as before, only now in a beautiful new location. 

Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

The new telephone number is 612-299-7200

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

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

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

Upcoming Job Search Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Diversity Career Fair
January 16, 10AM-1PM
US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Over 35 employers attending.
Employer of the Day: Goodwill-Easter Seals
Tuesday, January 17, 11AM-1PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th Street, Room 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Many open positions in various metro stores.
Explore Careers in Healthcare
Thursday, January 19, 9PM-12AM
Minnesota WorkForce Center - Hennepin South
4220 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington MN 55437
Employer of the Day - Comcast
Thursday, January 19, 9:30AM-1:30PM
Goodwill Easter Seals
Sons of Norway, 1455 West Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408
MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce Job Fair
Thursday, January 19, 2-6PM
Northtown Mall in the Best Buy Court
398 Northtown Drive NE, Blaine 55434
Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, January 23, 10AM-1PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN
Employer of the Day – Comcast
Tuesday, January 24, 11AM-1PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN
Onsite Hiring Event
Tuesday, January 24, 1-4PM
Americold Logistics, Renewal by Andersen, Sojos Pet Food, Behavioral Staffing, Skyhop Global, and Endeavor Air

Minneapolis North WorkForce Center 
800 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55411
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, 4-6PM
Academy College
1600 W 82nd Street, Suite 100, Bloomington MN 55431
Employer of the Day – SUPERVALU Distribution Center
Tuesday, January 31, 11AM-1PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite #120, Minneapolis, MN
Job Development Career Fair                            
Monday, February 6, 9AM-2PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite #216, Minneapolis, MN
Over 25 employers at this event

United Career Sales Job Fair
February 15, 6PM Sharp-8PM
Hilton Mall of America, Bloomington
3800 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN 55425

HIRE OUR HEROES Veteran + Spouse Job Fair
Monday, February 27, 11AM-2PM
XCEL Energy Center
199 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul , MN 55102

Employer of the Day – Walgreens
Tuesday, February 21, 11AM-1PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite #120, Minneapolis, MN
Employer of the Day – Walgreens
Tuesday, February 28, 11AM-1PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite #120, Minneapolis, MN

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 to January 13 and from January 23 to January 27, 2017. Applications may be obtained and submitted between the hours of 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at:

Sprinkler Fitters Local No. 417 Training Center
1404 Central Avenue N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
See Notice of Application for complete information.

Free Hand Soldering Training
Earn a Hand Soldering IPC-J and A-610 Credential
Attend an info session:
January 16, 23, or 30, 10:30 AM
CAPI USA, 3702 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Employment Ready U (ERU) Essentials
This four-day job search skills training series is designed to prepare participants to be job search ready. Topics include:

  • skills identification
  • networking
  • resume preparation and review
  • interview preparation, practice and follow up
  • money management
  • goal planning and attainment

Participants must attend the series in its entirety. 

January 23-26, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Minneapolis South WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

Register Now. Individuals needing accommodations to attend this event should call 612-821-4008 at least three days prior.

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) Employment Training
Attend Learning Center Information Sessions, held at 9 a.m. every Monday at the PPL Learning Center (1925 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis), to get started in any of the following trainings.
Bank Teller Training
Running January 17 - February 3, this class offers soft skills training, network opportunities, and first round interviews with local bank managers.  The last Bank Teller training placed all 11 graduates in employment within 2 weeks of class completion.
Human Services Pathway
Beginning January 30, this program with Normandale Community College and Hennepin County will prepare you for a Human Services Representative position at Hennepin County. 6 FREE college credits can be earned. Classes will be held in the evening at Normandale Community College. Flyer
Healthcare PLUS
Running  from February 6 - June 19, this evening program will equip you to succeed as a Patient Assistant Coordinator at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The program includes a job shadow at Abbott Northwestern. Participants should have previous experience in direct patient care and clerical work. Link

Building Operations Technician
Hands-on training and college coursework will help to prepare participants for a career in maintenance operations. A paid apprenticeship is included in the program.  Participants should have day-time and evening availability, along with a basic understanding of computer skills. Begins February 2017. Link

Hennepin County Office Specialist
This six-week training with Hennepin County, will focus on developing administrative skills to help you land a position as a Hennepin County Office Specialist III. Class runs February 13 - March 17, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Candidates should have 1.5 years of prior office experience.

PPL January Workshop and Computer Lab Calendars - Minneapolis and St. Paul
All workshops are free and attendance could qualify you for a $10 bus or gas card. Please call 612-455-5300 to secure your spot. 
Hamline Station Workshop Calendar (St. Paul)  
Learning Center Workshop Calendar (Minneapolis)

Free Urban Tech Jobs Program (UTJP)
UTJP is an accelerated technology training program for unemployed adults 18 and over, with a high school diploma or GED. The program operated by the Minneapolis Urban League offers training in technology programs from Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, and others. Job readiness and personal resiliency development workshops, counseling and  paid work experience are also provided.

Applicants are required to take the TABE assessment and receive a score of 9th grade level on the math and 10th grade reading level and can retake the TABE, if necessary.

Pepsi ACT Training for all Persons with Disabilities
Goodwill-Easter Seals of Minnesota is hosting the Pepsi ACT - Achieving Change Together  training  for individuals with disabilities seeking employment.
The training will be:
Tuesday, February 7, Wednesday February 8, and Thursday February 9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.at Goodwill-Easter Seals of Minnesota, 553 Fairview Ave N. St. Paul, MN 55104
The training focuses on interview prep, job retention skills, and a Q&A with Pepsi. Positions include warehouse loader, merchandiser, and driver.

Employment Empowerment at Lutheran Social Services (LSS)
LSS is offering a free  3-week Employment Empowerment class to the public. The next class is:

February 6 to February 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Register here.
New Leaf Workshop
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 special strategies for addressing and overcoming barriers to employment, including how, when, and why to disclose your record, addressing employers’ concerns, answering tough interview questions, "Ban the Box”, etc.
Each workshop is a one day session of 4.5 hours (9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.).

See flyer for locations and dates. The dates for the South and North Minneapolis Workforce Center sessions are on the back of the flyer.

Minneapolis Saint Paul TechHire Initiative
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.

More Information

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 in-demand occupation  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
800 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
612-299-7200 or email us. 

South Minneapolis
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
612-821-4000 or email us.