Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


February, 2017



Thank you for your military service — now here are 9 reasons why I won't hire you

The irony is that many veterans and servicemembers have the skills and experience to make the cut, or even get the second interview, but blow it. Find out here from a military candidate recruiter the top nine reasons why military professionals don’t always get the job.


RealTime Talent Exchange

RealTime Talent Exchange is a quick and easy to use resource for employers and job seekers.  The Exchange is a radically different approach to recruiting and job search.  The exchange matches candidates to jobs based on their skills and interests.   The Exchange is free to job seekers and highly affordable for employers of all size and talent needs.

Job and internship seekers visit here  and click “find a job” or search “featured jobs.”

Employers begin by creating an account here or email Jess.

Job Seeker Resource List

Find career planning and job seeking resources including:

  • Labor Market Information
  • Career Resources – General
  • Career/Job Resources specifically for Ex-Offenders and Veterans
  • Skill and Interest Profiles
  • Education Resources
  • Minnesota Job Boards and Networking
  • Business and Company Research

See the list.

Free Classes at Lutheran Social Services

Employment Empowerment 
Mar 6-Mar 24 & Apr 3-April 21
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy
Mar 8, 15, 22 & Apr 5, 12 & 19

View Job Listings

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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Now Hiring

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

Pathways Academy Applications Open Feb. 13
The Minneapolis Fire Department will take applications from men and women for a certification course in emergency medical services (EMS). The Fire Department offers the EMS Pathways Academy with Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) to train Minneapolis residents from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds as emergency medical technicians.

There is no cost to trainees. Trainees will be considered City of Minneapolis student interns and will earn $15 hourly to take this college-level course three days a week for 11-13 weeks.

Applications open February 13. Applications close February 24.

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Tree Trust Now Accepting Applications
The Tree Trust Application for youth is now available. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.  Applicants must live in suburban Hennepin County and be 14-21 years old.  Detailed eligibility criteria and application procedures can be found on the program website.

Upcoming Job Search Events

Pinnacle Services Inc. Open House/On-Site Interviewing Event
Thursday, February 9, 3-6pm
724 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis
Tubman Job Fair
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10am-3pm
Harriet Tubman Center East, 1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood MN
Openings in Minneapolis and Maplewood locations
Employer of the Day – Delaware North
February 15, 11am-1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite #120, Minneapolis, MN

United Career Fairs Sales Job Fair
February 15, 6pm Sharp – 8pm
Hilton Mall of America, Bloomington
3800 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN 55425
On-Site Hiring Event - Bloomington WorkForce Center
Thursday, February 16, 10am-12pm
4220 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington MN
Employers: Atlas Staffing, MOA, Teaching Temps and Septran
BATC Job & Career Fair (Residential Construction)
Thursday, February 16, 12-4pm
Mall of America
Work + Play at MOA® Job Fair
Monday, February 20, 1-5pm
Mall of America
Augustana Care Hiring Event
Monday, February 20, 2-5pm
1007 East 14th Street, Minneapolis, MN
Employer of the Day – Walgreens
Tuesday, February 21, 11am – 1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite #120, Minneapolis, MN
Fairview Pharmacy Technician Career Fair
Wednesday, February 22, 4:30-6:30pm
Fairview Kasota
715 Kasota Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN
The Seasoner & Diversity Into Action Career and Resource Fair
Thursday, February 23, 10:30am-6:30pm
HUBBS Center
1030 University Ave W., St. Paul, MN
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 28, 11am – 1pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite #120, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11AM - 2PM
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
More info.

Training Opportunities

Driver and Customer Service Professional Training
February 14-March 2, Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-12pm
Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis
Goodwill Easter Seals  Construction Training
Classes start every seven weeks. The next class starts Feb. 13.
HIRED Upcoming Training
Pathways to Healthcare Careers
March 23– May 11, Hennepin Technical College – Brooklyn Park
Culinary Skills Training
March 17 - May 26 at Adult Options in Education-Hopkins
Customer Service
April 3 - April 27 at the Adult Academic Program-Crystal
2017 Plumber Apprentice Applications
The Minneapolis Plumbers JJATC is taking applications for both the Minneapolis and St Cloud apprenticeship programs.
February 27 - March 10, 2017, 8:00 am - 3:30, Monday - Friday
Plumbing Technology Building
NE corner of the Dunwoody campus 
818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis, 55403
Applications must be filled out in person.
Job Connect Occupational Training
Short-term training opportunities in Minneapolis and St Paul. 
Free Career Training Classes at CAPI
Certified Nursing Assistant Training
April 17-June 9, M-F, 8:30am-3:00pm
Hand Soldering IPC-J and A-610 Credential
March 13-May 4, M-F, 1:00-4:30pm

Free Urban Tech Jobs Program: Minneapolis Urban League
For unemployed adults 18 and over, with a high school diploma or GED.  Learn Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA. Receive job readiness training, counseling and  a paid work experience. 

Free Clerical Healthcare Internship Program: PPL
April 24-May 26, M-F, 8am-4pm
24 hours of Medical Terminology and Electronic Health Records instruction, along with Basic Life Support certification. A 2-week internship is also provided at one of PPL’s partner hospitals or nursing homes. Program graduates will receive a monetary award.
Attend an information session at 1925 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis. Arrive early for a parking permit from PPL’s front desk.
Employment Ready U (ERU) Essentials
This four-day job search skills training series is designed to prepare participants to be job search ready. Homework is included. Participants must attend the series in its entirety.
Monday, February 27-March 20, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily
Minneapolis South WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
Register Now. Individuals needing accommodations to attend this event should call 612-821-4008 at least three days prior.
For job seekers addressing a criminal record in their job search.
See flyer for locations and dates. The dates for the South and North Minneapolis Workforce Centers are on the back of the flyer.
Free Food Safety Training
This 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.
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. 
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.

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
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.