Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


June, 2017



These Words Could Send Your Resume Straight to the Rejected Pile

A 2014 CareerBuilder survey reported that 68 percent of hiring managers read resumes for less than two minutes, while 17 percent move on within 30 seconds. Using empty, clichéd phrases is one surefire way to get your application tossed, making it essential to drop these tired resume words from your vocabulary.

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Making the Leap Series

This series of guides is developed to help special populations with their unique job search needs. Each book is a complete job search tool, and includes strategies for job search, interviews and outreach, as well as a sample resume and cover letter – all written to accommodate the special issues of the target audience.

  • Job Search for Students
  • Job Search for Transitioning Military Personnel
  • Job Search for Survivors of Domestic Abuse
  • Job Search with a Challenging Work History

Each book (7 x 8.5") is 24-30 pages and costs $3.95. Order by calling 651-224-2856 or email getajob@prototypecareerservice.com.

Events at the Minneapolis WorkForce Centers

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.

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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Training Opportunities

Bridge to Customer Service (Free)
Gain the skills and certification needed to start your career as a call center customer service representative or an entry level administrative customer service representative. Starting pay ranges from $14-$16 an hour. 
Training dates: June 26 - August 25
Training site: CLUES, 797 East 7th Street, Saint Paul
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. To get started, attend a Learning Center Information Session, 9 AM every Monday at the PPL Learning Center (1925 Chicago Ave. in Minneapolis).
Hennepin County Office Specialist Training
This 6-week training will focus on further developing administrative skills for a position as a Hennepin County Office Specialist. A two-week job shadow at Hennepin County will provide hands-on experience in the Office Specialist role. Interested candidates should have 1.5 years of previous office experience.
Class runs August 21 - September 29, Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM – 3 PM. The screening process for this program begins June 5. To begin the application process, attend a 9 AM Monday morning informational session at the PPL Learning Center (1925 Chicago Ave. in Minneapolis).
Free Workshops at PPL in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Improve your computer and professional development skills.  Sign-up for a free workshop and possibly earn a $10 bus or gas card. Call 612-455-5300 to reserve a spot.
2017 RESOURCE Career Education Training
Program Information
Free Food Safety Training
This free program helps participants (17 years +) gain experience in a licensed kitchen, Serve Safe 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 will get a chance to earn college credit as well as earn a metalworking certification. Classes held at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park. Scholarships are available. Contact Tony Basch at tony.basch@hired.org
Minneapolis Saint Paul TechHire IT Offerings
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. Scholarships are available.

IT-Ready Class
Learn the technical and professional development skills needed to successfully secure work in an entry level help desk position in information technology.

Apply By - July 28, 2017
Class starts - August 21, 2017
Location - IT Ready, 7505 Metro Boulevard, Edina, MN
More info.

Prime Digital Academy Full Stack Engineering
This course arms students with the skills and hands-on experience to develop complex software to solve the real world businesses problems. 

Apply By - June 16, 2017
Class starts - August 28, 2017
Graduation - December 1, 2017
Location - 9401 James Ave. S, 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 - 9401 James Ave. S, 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 - 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN

Upcoming Job Search Events

Savers Job Fair
Friday, June 9, 11 AM – 3 PM
Savers, 4849 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights MN
Hiring Event
Monday, June 12, 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Minneapolis South WorkForce Center
777 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN
SuperValu Hiring Event
Monday, June 12, 10 AM - 1 PM
PPL Learning Center
1925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
US Bank Stadium Interviews
Monday, June 12, 1 - 4 PM
HIRED-North Loop
217 5th Ave. North, STE. 300, Minneapolis, 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 & 24 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
Open Interviews IT Sales
Thursday, June 15, 11 AM – 3 PM
7147 Shady Oak Rd, Eden Prairie, MN

On-Site Hiring Events at FedEx Ground
Thursday, June 15, June 22, July 6, and July 13.
All from 11 AM – 4 PM
All at 8450 Revere Lane North, Maple Grove, MN

Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, June 22, 6 – 8 PM
Hilton Mall of America, Bloomington
3800 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN
Job Development Career Fair
Monday, July 10, 10 AM - 2 PM
Hennepin County Library – North Regional
1315 Lowry Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN
Veterans Career Fair
Tuesday, July 11, 10 AM – 3 PM
DoubleTree By Hilton - Bloomington
7800 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington

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 Development Board. 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 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 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.