Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


November, 2017



15 Common Pieces of Career Advice That Are Actually False

When it comes to job searching or building a career, there's lots of advice out there that everyone abides by, but aren’t actually true. To help people sort fact from fiction, members of Forbes Coaches Council talk about some common advice they've heard, and why it doesn't really work.

Here’s what they say.


Top Jobs for Millennials in Minnesota

For millennials in college or for those looking for a new career path, the question becomes what occupations offer the best opportunity for good pay, stability, growth and opportunity. In this article, find a list of the best jobs for millennials in Minnesota based on wages, projected growth, millennial share of employment and total number of jobs statewide. Also included is a break down of the best jobs for millennials by educational requirement and area of study or interest.

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 Events


Minneapolis South WorkForce Center Events  


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State of Minnesota  

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


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

Upcoming Job Search Events

IKEA National Hiring Event
Thursday, November 9, 2 – 8 PM
8000 IKEA Way, Bloomington, MN (across from MOA)
The Professional & Diversity Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, November 13, 10 AM – 1 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton - Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Ave. S, Bloomington, MN
Employer of the Day- Metro Transit
Tuesday, November 13, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 Second St. NE, Minneapolis, MN
Apprenticeship Summit and Hiring Event
Wednesday, November 15, 9 AM – 12 PM
Anoka County WorkForce Center
1201 89th Ave. NE, Suite 235, Blaine, MN
Employer of the Day- Mall of America   
Tuesday, November 15, 1 – 4 PM
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 Second St. NE Minneapolis, MN

Value Of Five|DIA Navigator Career Fair
Thursday, November 16, 12 – 7 PM
EMERGE Community Development
1834 Emerson Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN
Augustana Care Job Fair
Thursday, November 16, 2 – 5 PM
1007 E. 14th St., Minneapolis, MN
AIOIC Career Fair: Networking, Interviewing, & Hidden Opportunities
Thursday, December 7, 12 PM – 4 PM
American Indian OIC
1845 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Job Development Career Fair & Employer Panel
Monday, December 11, 9 AM - 2 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave. S, Room 200, Minneapolis, MN

Training Opportunities

Eastside Neighborhood Services Upcoming Training
Forklift Operator, November 15, 16, & 17, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: $325
Takoda Institute Upcoming 2018 Training
Administrative Professional begins January 8, 2018 (six months)
Digital Office Professional begins January 8, 2018 (nine months)
HIRED Upcoming 2018 Training
Customer Service begins November 13, 2017, Link
Office Administration begins January 22, 2018, Link
“Project for Pride in Living (PPL)” Ucoming Training in 2018
Building Operations Technician Pathway begins January 4, 2018 (7-months)
Banking begins January 16, 2018 (3-weeks)
Office Specialist begins February 5, 2018 (6-weeks)
Healthcare Plus begins February 5, 2018 (5-months, two-nights a week)
Healthcare Clerical begins March 5, 2018 (5-weeks)
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.
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 10, 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 – December 29, 2017
Class starts – January 15, 2018
Software Guild .NET/C# Bootcamp
Apply By – December 29, 2017
Class starts – January 15, 2018

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 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 Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55411
612- 299-7200 or email us. 

South Minneapolis
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-821-4000 or email us.