Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


February 2018

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If you worked in 2017, you may be eligible for up to $6,318 at tax time from the Earned Income Tax Credit.  1 in 5 eligible taxpayers do not claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. See if they qualify for the EITC at the Claim it website


Attend free tax preparation site through Prepare+Prosper.  As you know, Prepare + Prosper provides free tax preparation and financial services for hardworking individuals, families, and the self-employed in Minnesota. Eight metro area clinics opened January 20! Check the website to see who qualifies, a list of what to bring, and to find a P+P location that works best! 

Minneapolis WorkForce Center Events

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

UPS has raised their starting wage to $15 an hour!

Experience great pay and benefits for part time work.

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.

jobsinminneapolis.com - Use the right resources, tools and services to help get the job you want.

Minnesotaworks.net - View thousands of job listings from private employers statewide.

CareerOneStop - Manage your career and your pathway to career success.

USAJOBS - Search for federal government jobs throughout the country.

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

Upcoming Job Search Events

Job Development Career Fair
Monday, February 12, 2018
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, 2nd Floor 
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Job development career fair flyer 

Minneapolis Career Fair
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Embassy Suites Bloomington Hotel
2800 American Blvd.W, Bloomington, MN 55431

Minneapolis Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair
Thursday, February 22, 2018 
11 AM – 2 PM
U.S. Bank Stadium Station
401 Chicago Ave, West Plaza Lobby 
Minneapolis, MN  55415

Employer of the Day – Award Staffing
Tuesday February 27, 2018
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sabathini Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Award Staffing flier

Employer of the Day – Delaware North
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Delaware North event flyer

DEED-approved job and career hiring events calendar
These events, including weekly job fairs, are listed and updated frequently at Department of Employment and Economic Development. 

Training Opportunities

Click on links for agency/class details and registration

CLUES Minneapolis –Career Training
CLUES offers career training that give you the professional skills all employers wants as well as the vocational skills you need to start a career.
Flyers for Upcoming training
Nursing Assistant training/February 26 
Construction (Finishing Trades)/March 5

Lutheran Social Services   Financial Classes
All classes FREE and open the public!!
Employment Empowerment/March 12       
 Meyers Briggs Personality Assessment free of charge
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy/ March 14   

HIRED Upcoming 2018 Training
HIRED website - training Link
Flyers for Career Pathways Programs/Start Dates:
Green Construction/Feb 26
Healthcare/various start dates
Hospitality/Feb 13
Manufacturing/Feb 26
M-Powered/Feb 27
MnDOT Program  Application  Questions

Project for Pride in Living (PPL) Upcoming Training
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.
Minneapolis Saint Paul TechHire Initiative IT Programs
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 User Experience Design
Apply By – March 2, 2018
Class starts – May 7, 2018
Graduation – July 27, 2018
Software Guild .NET/C# Bootcamp
Apply By – February 16, 2018
Class starts – March 5, 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.
  • WIOA Adult
    Employment and training services to eligible adults 18 and over who are looking to gain skills and employment in healthcare, IT, manufacturing, construction or administrative services.
  • 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

Minneapolis North
800 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-299-7200 or email us. 

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