Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


October, 2017



5 Job Hunt Strategies That Work

Although looking for work can be overwhelming, you can make it easier on yourself by mastering the search and application process, which, in turn, will help you find – and ultimately, land – better opportunities. Here are five job hunt strategies that work.

Read all the strategies here.


Metro Transit Offers $1 Fares for Low-income Riders

The Transit Assistance Program (TAP) is open to individuals and families who make up to 50% of the median area income. Applicants should bring proof of acceptance to other assistance programs such as free/reduced lunch, WIC or Section 8 along with valid photo identification or a utility bill to the Metro Transit service stations in Minneapolis or St. Paul.

Learn more. 

Minneapolis WorkForce Centers Events

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

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.


Now Hiring

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

Minneapolis Public Works Trainee Program
Public Works is hiring for service worker 1 positions and for service worker 1 trainee positions. See the required qualifications and experience here.  Applications will be accepted through October at www.minneapolismn.gov/jobs.

Upcoming Job Search Events

DAV RecruitMilitary Minneapolis Veterans Job Fair
Thursday, October 12, 11 AM - 3 PM
The Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN
Disability Inclusion Summit & Career Fair
Friday, October 13, 9 AM - 3PM
Xcel Energy, 401 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN
State of Minnesota Career Fair
Saturday, October 14, 10 AM - 3 PM
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd., Saint Paul, MN
Macy’s is Hiring
Seasonal Retails Sales & Support (merchandising, signing &  receiving)
Monday, October 16, 10 AM - 12 PM
Hennepin County Library – Southdale
7001 York Ave., Edina, MN
Employer of the Day – The Family Partnership
Drop-In Child Care Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Teacher’s Float, Teacher’s Aide
Tuesday, October 17, 11 AM - 1 PM
Sabathani Community Center, # 120
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN
YMCA Job Fair 
Tuesday, October 17,  4 –6 PM
Midway YMCA
1761 University Ave W, St Paul, MN
Americold Hiring Event 
Warehouse Associates (case pick/forklift), Supervisors, Safety Admin, Maintenance Technician, General Manager
Wednesday, October 18, 10 AM - 12 PM
Hennepin County Library
8500 West Broadway Ave., Brooklyn Park, MN
Employer of the Day - LGC Hospitality 
Wednesday, October 18, 12:30 - 3PM
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
YMCA Hiring Event
Wednesday, October 18,  4 - 6 PM
Downtown Minneapolis
30 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN
Employer of the Day – Target (downtown)
Cashier, Sales floor stocker, Security, Overnight stocker, Apparel Team Member
Tuesday, October 24, 11 AM – 1 PM
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street # 120, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Career Fair
Thursday, October 26, 11 AM – 2 PM
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport
7901 34th Ave.  South, Bloomington, MN
Macy’s is Hiring
Seasonal Retails Sales and Support (merchandising, signing and receiving)
Monday, October 30, 10 AM - 12 PM
Hennepin County Library – St. Louis Park
3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park, MN
Job Development Career Fair & Employer Panel
Monday, November 6, 9 AM - 2 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 200
1301 2nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Career Fair
Wednesday, November 8, 11 AM  - 2 PM
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Ave. South, Bloomington, MN
The Professional & Diversity Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, November 13, 10 AM – 1 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Ave. South, Bloomington, MN

Training Opportunities

Green Construction
Get your foot in the door for a well-paying career path ($14-$17/hr starting). Receive a set of starter tools after program completion.
Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park
Five weeks (M-Th) beginning October 30, 2017.
Classes run 8:30am - 4pm  
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.
Free Food Safety Training
This Pillsbury United Communities 10 week training teaches technical kitchen operating and management skills required for industry recognized “ServSafe” credentials. On training completion, participants are ready for a variety of positions in the hospitality and foodservice industries. For more information, contact John Richard at Waite House - 612.721.1681.
Learn more.
Bridge to Carpentry
Gain the skills and certification needed to start your career as a carpenter.
October 16th – December 8th
CLUES, 797 East 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN
CNA and Clerical Healthcare Training
Improve your industry specific soft skills, while gaining experience in a nursing home or hospital setting. Join PPL’s CAN and Clerical Healthcare Internship programs. 12 months of employment specialist support, along with one-on-one financial coaching, are included.
Classes run October 16 - November 17.
To begin the application process, please attend a 9:00 a.m. Monday morning informational session.
CNA Flyer
Healthcare Flyer
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.
Prime Digital Academy Full Stack Engineering
Apply By – November 3, 2017
Class starts – January 29, 2018
Graduation – May 4, 2018
Prime Digital Academy User Experience Design
Apply By – November 19, 2017
Class starts – February 5, 2018
Graduation – April 27, 2018
Software Guild JAVA Bootcamp
Apply By – October 20, 2017
Class starts – November 6, 2017, or
Apply By – November 17, 2017
Class starts – December 4, 2017
Software Guild .NET/C# Bootcamp
Apply By – October 20, 2017
Class starts – November 6, 2017, or
Apply By – November 17, 2017
Class starts – December 4, 2017
Software Guild Android Development
Apply By – October 20, 2017
Class starts – November 6, 2017, or
Apply By – November , 2017
Class starts – December 4, 2017

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.