Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


July, 2017



How to Talk About Your Previous Job in an Interview – A How-to Guide

You might wince when a hiring manager asks, "Tell me about your last job." This week, we give you four tips on putting a positive spin on your response that will improve your chances of getting a second interview.

Find tips.


Career and Education Explorer

The Career and Education Explorer, a new online tool from DEED, allows students and others interested in a certain field to review related job descriptions, typical job titles, wages, hiring demand and top industries. The tool merges the functions and data of two separate products, Career Profile and ISEEK, into a single entity. Get started.

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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Upcoming Job Search Events

MN Metropolitan Transportation Network Open House
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday through July 27
10 AM – 2 PM
4640 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis MN
On- Site Hiring Event at FedEx Ground
Thursday, July 13, 11 AM – 4 PM
FedEx Ground
8450 Revere Lane North, Maple Grove, MN
Hiring Event
Monday, July 17, 10 AM – 2 PM
Minneapolis South WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN
Employer of the Day - UPS
Tuesday, July 18, 11 AM - 1 PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street # 120, Minneapolis, MN
Hospitality Job Fair
Wednesday, July 18, 1- 4 PM
Brian Coyle Community Center Gym
420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
Hiring Event
Wednesday, July 19, 10 AM – 2 PM
Minneapolis South WorkForce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN
Diversity into Action Community Career and Resource Fair
Thursday, July 20, 4 - 7 PM
Paul Wellstone Center, Neighborhood House
179 Robbie Street, Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota Hospitality and Culinary
Friday, July 21, 9 AM -7 PM
2009 University Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN
Cub Foods Hiring Event
Tuesday, July 25, 10 AM - 12 PM
Northwest Family Service Center
7051 Brooklyn Blvd. # 200, Brooklyn Center, MN
UPS Minneapolis Facility - Onsite Hiring Event
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 PM
3312 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN
Comcast Hiring Event
Wednesday, July 26, 10 AM - 12 PM
Northwest Family Service Center
7051 Brooklyn Blvd. # 200, Brooklyn Center, MN
Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, July 31, 10 AM - 1 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN
UPS Minneapolis Facility - Onsite Hiring Event
Tuesday, August 1, 6:30 PM
3312 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN
Job Development Career Fair
Monday, August 7, 9 AM - 2 PM
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, 2nd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States Postal Service Job Fair
Monday, August 7, 5 - 7 PM
Roseville Library
2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN
Evening Minneapolis Career Fair
Hiring business development, sales and sales management professionals
Thursday, August 10, 11 AM – 2 PM
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN
Minneapolis Career Fair
Tuesday, August 15, 6 PM Sharp, 6 - 8 PM
Best Western Plus Bloomington
1901 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington, MN

Training Opportunities

Banking Training
PPL’s Train to Work Banking program helps participants get started as a bank teller or personal banker with soft skills training, networking opportunities, and first round interviews with local bank managers. (Free)
     * Program runs July 31 - August 18.
Hotel Hospitality Training
HIRED’s Hospitality Partners is providing a short term job training program in hospitality. Receive  training, industry recognized credentials, and personalized connections to Downtown Minneapolis hotel employers who are eager to hire good quality workers right out of the class. (Free)
     * Program runs July 18 – August 8
     * Hours: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday – Thursday
Training takes place at several Downtown Minneapolis hotels.
More information.
Bridge to Customer Service
CLUES offers this program to help students gain the skills and certification needed to start a career as a call center customer service representative or an entry level administrative customer service representative. (Free)
     * Training dates: August  7 – September 29
     * Training site: 720 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
Green Construction Training
A HIRED 20-day training starting mid-September at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park. Get trained quickly and start a new career.
Hennepin County Office Specialist Training
A 6-week PPL training focused on developing administrative skills for a position as a Hennepin County office specialist. A 2-week job shadow at Hennepin County will provide hands-on experience. Candidates should have 1.5 years of previous office experience. (Free)
     * Class runs August 21 - September 29
     * Class hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM – 3 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.
2017 RESOURCE Career Education Training
     * Accounting Support:  August 7 – December 7
     * Core Manufacturing Skills: August 14 – November 3
     * Mechatronics: August 14 – November 17
     * Medical Office Support: August 7 – December 21
     * Warehouse Operations: August 7 – October 13
Learn more.
Free Food Safety Training
This PUC 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.  (Free)
HIRED Manufacturing (CNC)
Starts September 11th 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 Initiative 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.
IT-Ready Class
     * Apply By – July 28, 2017
     * Class starts – August 21, 2017
     * Location - 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 – July 23, 2017
     * Class starts - October 2, 2017
     * Graduation – January 19, 2018
     * Location - Bloomington, MN
Prime Digital Academy User Experience Design
This 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 - Minneapolis, 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 the 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 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.