City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


May, 2017



Nine Networking Tips

U.S. Department of Labor statistics underscore the importance of networking for job seekers. The department estimates that up to 80 percent of positions are filled without employer advertising. If you are relying on job postings as your primary job search strategy, you’re only seeing about 20 percent of what’s out there.

Learn more.


Financial Resources Directory

Many organizations are available to help people get tools they need to budget, create savings, reduce debt and build a good credit rating. The agencies listed in this booklet provide a variety of financial services. Check the individual websites for more details. View the directory.

New Leaf Workshop

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

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

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 WorkForce Centers March Workshops and Job Networking Forums

WorkForce Centers help job seekers find employment, help businesses find workers, and help anyone at any stage explore and plan careers. 

Minneapolis North WorkForce Center Workshops

Minneapolis South WorkForce Center  Workshops and Job Clubs

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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.

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  • Apply for current employment opportunities open to the public.

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  • Search for federal government jobs throughout the country.


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

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Training Opportunities

LRT BUILD Program: Construction Trades Apprenticeship Preparatory Program
This program prepares long-term unemployed adults and high school graduates for careers in the construction industry. Two versions of this training program are available:

   * A 10-week program for unemployed adults:
     Applications due - May 26, 2017 
     Program starts - June 5, 2017

   * A 6-week program for new high school graduates:
     Applications due - June 23, 2017 
     Program starts - July 10
Learn more.
HIRED Green Construction
Get trained quickly and start your construction career at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park. Twenty day program starts May 22, 2017 and June 5, 2017, 4 days a week, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Scholarships are available.
See flyer.
CAPI Certified Nursing Assistant Training
Training is free with CAPI scholarship.  Must meet requirements and attend an information session in St. Paul for scholarship. Info sessions: May 16, May 23, or May 24, 2017.  
See flyer.
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
Get started as a bank teller or personal banker. Receive soft skills training, network opportunities, and interviews with local bank managers. 85-90% of graduates are placed into employment.

Class runs June 5 – June 23, 2017

Attend a Learning Center Information Session, 9 AM every Monday at the PPL Learning Center (1925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis).
PPL Public Sector Office Administration Training
Improve your clerical skills and build the professionalism necessary to enter into public sector administrative positions.

Class runs June 19 – July 28, 2017.

Attend a Learning Center Information Session,  9 AM every Monday at the PPL Learning Center (1925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis).
2017 RESOURCE Career Education Training
Program Information
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.
HIRED Manufacturing (CNC and Precision Metal Stamping)
Starts in September but taking applications now. These are evening classes. Students get a chance to earn college credit as well as earn a metalworking certification. 

Classes held at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN Scholarships are available. Contact Tony at
Minneapolis Saint Paul TechHire
TechHire aims to close the workforce skills gap in the high tech economy by building a path for diverse workers to access training, support and tech jobs across the Greater Minneapolis Region.
Upcoming TechHire Programs

IT-Ready Class
Creating IT Futures is hosting a special IT-Ready class at the Minneapolis Urban League. Only City of Minneapolis residents that are currently unemployed will be accepted.

Class Starts - June 12, 2017
Application Deadline - May 19, 2017
Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Avenue North., Minneapolis, MN
Apply online.
Next regular open-to-all class starts - August 21, 2017
Application Deadline - July 28, 2017
Location - IT Ready, 7505 Metro Boulevard, Edina, MN
More info.
Prime Digital Academy Full Stack Engineering
This course arms students with skills and hands-on experience to develop complex software to solve businesses problems.

Apply By - June 16, 2017
Class starts - August 28, 2017
Graduation - December 1, 2017
Location - Bloomington, MN
Prime Digital Academy User Experience Design
This Prime Digital Academy course helps people with interests in design, organization and technology build the foundational skills to start a career in user experience.

Apply By - August 11, 2017
Class starts - October 23, 2017
Graduation - January 26, 2018
Location - Bloomington, MN
Software Guild .NET Java Bootcamp
This 12-week program teaches the enterprise languages people need for corporate success.

Apply By - August 4, 2017
Class starts - August 21, 2017
Location - Globe University, Minneapolis, MN

Upcoming Job Search Events

.American Indian OIC Founder's Day
Thursday, May 11, 12 – 3 PM
1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Free meal, career fair, entertainment, and prize giveaways.
Open to everyone.

Minneapolis Diversity Employment Day Career Fair
Monday, May 15, 11 AM – 3 PM
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 South Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN

Employer of the Day – FedEx
Ground Package Handlers
Tuesday, May 16, 11 AM - 1 PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN

Northwest Hennepin County Job Fair
Wednesday, May 17, 10 AM – 3 PM
Earle Brown Center - Carriage Hall
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN

Black Women's Expo and Job Fair
Saturday, May 20, 11 AM – 4 PM
Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN

Minneapolis Downtown Ambassadors Informational Meeting
Safety/Hospitality Associates
Monday, May 22, 10 – 11 AM
917 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN
The Professional & Diversity Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, May 22, 10 AM – 1 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN
Employer of the Day – Downtown Target
Tuesday, May 23, 11 AM - 1 PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN
Comcast Hiring Event
Wednesday, May 24, 10 AM - 12 PM
Northwest Family Service Center
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard #200, Brooklyn Center, MN
Fairview Medical Assistant Career Fair
Wednesday, May 24, 5 PM – 7 PM
Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Avenue South, Edina, MN
Employer of the Day – Target Distribution Center
Tuesday, May 30, 11 AM – 1 PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, # 120, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Sales Career Fair
Thursday, June 1, 9 AM – 12 PM
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 South Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Job Development Career Fair
Monday, June 5, 9 AM – 2 PM
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway – Room ABC, Brooklyn Center, MN
Supervalu Distribution Center Employer of the Day
Tuesday, June 13, 11 AM – 1 PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN
Hennepin County South Metro Job Fair
Wednesday, June 14, 10 AM – 3 PM
Mall of America – East Rotunda
Interstate 94 & 24th  Avenue South, Bloomington, MN
Minneapolis Career/Job Fair
Thursday, June 15, 11 AM – 2 PM
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th 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
8 AM - 4:30 PM
612-299-7200 or email us. 

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