Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


April 2017


soft skills

5 Soft Skills You Need to Get Hired

A job description usually contains a listing of specific hard skills that are necessary for anyone applying for the position. These often include industry expertise, technological capabilities and leadership experience. Soft skills don't usually appear in job postings, but they're crucial to professional success and just as important. Brush up on these soft skills to become the kind of candidate firms hope to find.

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Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center - Now Open!
The Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center is a one-stop shop for educational, workforce and career pathway services with direct access to skill building opportunities that lead to well-paying jobs.
Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center efforts are focused on the following programming areas:

  • Employment/Jobs
  • Career Pathways
  • Skill Building
  • Training Credentials

505 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
(612) 425-4700

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy at Lutheran Social Services

May 3, 10 and 17 and June 7, 14 and 21.



For job seekers addressing a criminal record in their job search.

Each workshop is a one day session of 4.5 hours (9AM to 1:30PM).

See flyer for 2017 locations and dates. The dates for the South and North Minneapolis Workforce Center sessions are on the back of the flyer.


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

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Seeking Community Service Officers

Go to school full time and work part time for the MPD. MPD  pays for your two year law enforcement degree. Interested parties are encouraged to attend an information session on April 18.

Apply by April 21, 2017.


Training Opportunities

Minneapolis North WorkForce Center Workshops

Minneapolis South WorkForce Center  Workshops and Job Clubs

Free Trainings at Takoda Institute
Project Management  - 4 weeks - start May 1 - M/W - 5-7 PM
IT Service Management  - 4 weeks  - start May 2 - T/Th - 5-7 PM
IT Training Bundle: IT Fundamentals & CompTIA A+ - 12 weeks - start May 8

Certified Nursing Assistant Training at CAPI
Training is free with a CAPI scholarship.  Must meet requirements and attend an info session to receive. Attend an info session in St. Paul on May 16, May 23, or May 24, 11 AM - 12:30 PM. 

Free Workshops at PPL in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Improve your computer and professional development skills. Sign-up for a free workshop and learn how you can earn a $10 bus or gas card. Call 612-455-5300 to reserve a spot. 

PPL  Banking Training
June 5 – June 23
Get started as a Bank Teller or Personal Banker. Soft skills training, network opportunities, and first round interviews with local bank managers are included.

Attend a Learning Center Information Session, 9 AM every Monday at the PPL Learning Center (1925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis).

PPL Clerical & CAN Healthcare Internship Training
April 24 – May 26
Improve your industry specific soft skills while gaining experience in a nursing home or hospital setting. Join the CNA & Clerical Healthcare Internship programs and get 24 hours of Medical Terminology and become Basic Life Support certified. 12-months of employment support and one-on-one financial coaching included.

Attend a Learning Center Information Session, 9 AM every Monday at the PPL Learning Center (1925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis).

2017 RESOURCE Career Education Training

  • Accounting Support Training Program
  • Core Manufacturing Skills Training Program
  • IT Support Training Program
  • Maintenance Custodial Training Program
  • Mechatronics Training Program
  • Medical Office Support Training Program
  • Office Support Specialist Training Program
  • Warehouse Operations Training Program

Schedule and Program Information
Hand Soldering IPC-J Training at CAPI
Training is M-F from 1 - 4:30 PM, and begins May 8.
Attend an info session April 10, 17, or 24, 10:30 AM - 12 PM. 

Job Connect Occupational Training
An inventory of short-term training opportunities in Minneapolis and St Paul. Check often for additions and revisions of training opportunities and job leads. 

Employment Empowerment at Lutheran Social Services 
9 AM – 12 PM, May 1 – May 19 and June 5 – June 23.  

Free Urban Tech Jobs Program (UTJP):  Minneapolis Urban League
An accelerated technology training program for unemployed adults 18 and over, with a high school diploma or GED.  Learn Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, and receive job readiness and personal resiliency development workshops, counseling and paid work experience. 

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
A path for diverse workers to access training, support and tech jobs across the Greater Minneapolis Region. Follow MSP TechHire on social media using #MSPTechHire and #TechHire. 
More Information

Upcoming Job Search Events

2017 Allina Health Career Expo
Thursday, April 13, 1 PM - 6 PM
Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN
Hospitality Job Fair
Tuesday, April 18, 9 AM - 12 PM
International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, MN
Downtown Minneapolis Job Fair
Wednesday, April 18, 10 AM - 3 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Room 200, Minneapolis, MN
Up to 60 metro area employers hiring.
Employer of the Day – Supervalue Distribution Center
Tuesday, April 18, 11 AM - 1 PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38 Street, Suite #120, Minneapolis, MN
Hennepin County Downtown Minneapolis Job Fair
Wednesday, April 19, 10 AM - 3 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Room 200, Minneapolis, MN
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Job Fair
Thursday, April 20, 3 PM – 6 PM and
Saturday, April 22, 9 AM – 12 PM
St. Paul Eastside YMCA, 875 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN
Full-time, Part-time and Summer Positions across the Twin Cities
2017 Minneapolis Teen Job Fair
Saturday, April 22
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

  • 9 AM -  1 PM       Teen Prep Rally on-site!
  • 10 AM - 11 AM     Interactive Workshop: Top Tips for Teens
  • 11 AM - 2 PM       JOB FAIR


YouthBuild Open House
Learn more about an opportunity for 16-24 year olds who desire to earn their GED while learning valuable construction skills.
Monday, April 24,  2:30 PM – 5 PM
635 Prior Avenue  North, St. Paul, MN
Enrolling now for July class.
Employer of the Day – Comcast
Tuesday, April 25, 10 PM – 12 AM
Ramsey County Government Center East
160 East Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN
Resource Center, Rm 5500
Employer of the Day - Dungarvin, Inc.
Direct support staff, live-in counselor, nursing assistant, residential program coordinator
Tuesday, April 25, 11 AM - 1 PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38 Street, Suite #120, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Job Fair
Tuesday, April 25, 6 PM – 8 PM
Best Western Plus Bloomington
1901 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN
People of Color Career Fair
Thursday, April 27, 10 AM - 3 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center Room 200
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Register for the People of Color Career Fair.  It's FREE but you MUST have your resume for ENTRY & for your free head shot. 
DAV RecruitMilitary Minneapolis Veterans Job Fair
Thursday, April 27, 11 AM – 3 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
4th Annual Construction Hiring Expo
Tuesday, May 2, 8 AM – 11 AM
Minneapolis Workforce Center
800 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN
Contractors Attending - Additional Concrete Services,  Adolfson & Peterson, Ames, Bald Eagle Erectors, C.S. McCrossan, Cemstone, Custom Drywall, Envirobate, Eureka, JE Dunn, Knutson, Kraemer, Kraus-Anderson, Landwehr, Lunda, McGough, Medina Electric, Meyer Contracting, Minger, Mulcahy Nickolaus, Shafer Contracting, Shaw-Lundquist, SR Weidema, Veit, and WTG Terrazzo & Tile 
Minneapolis Professinal & Technology Diversity Career Fair
Thursday, May 4, 11 AM  –  2 PM
U.S. Bank Stadium Station
401 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Learn more and register here.
Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, May 4, 11 AM – 2 PM
Embassy Suites Minneapolis – Airport
7901 34 Avenue South, Bloomington, MN
Information and registration.
7th Annual Power of Work Career Fair
Wednesday, May 10, 10 AM – 2 PM
Goodwill Easter Seals
553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN
American Indian OIC Founder's Day
Thursday,  May 11, 12 PM – 3 PM, 
1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
AIOIC hosts a meal and career fair during this event.There will also be entertainment, drawings, and prize giveaways. Open to all.
Northwest Hennepin County Job Fair
Wednesday, May 17, 10 AM – 3 PM
Earle Brown Center - Carriage Hall
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN
5th Annual Black Women's Expo and Job Fair
Saturday, May 20, 11 AM – 4 PM
Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN
Hennepin County South Metro Job Fair
Wednesday, June 14, 10 AM – 3 PM
Mall of America – East Rotunda
Interestate 94 & 24 Avenue South, Bloomington, MN

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 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.