Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


March 2018

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Working Strategies: Staying positive about losing your job

Here are tips for job seekers who have been fired, laid off, ended a contract or resigned from a job. Author Amy Lindgren owns a career consulting firm and writes a weekly column for the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.    See full article >>here.


The New Leaf Workshop

The New Leaf Workshop is designed for job seekers with a criminal record who are having a difficult time getting hired. This class combines the Creative Job Search course along with information on how, when, and why to disclose your record, addressing employers’ concerns, answering tough interview questions, and more. Workshops are held at Minnesota Workforce Centers throughout the Metro area and are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

>>New Leaf Workshop flyer with locations and 2018 dates  

Learn about opportunities in MnDOT highway construction

Meet contractors, unions and community-based training organizations in an informal, trade show setting. Learn about hiring opportunities, upcoming job fairs and training for highway construction jobs. Find out what types of skills are needed for highway and transit construction. Two sessions are available - child care provided.. >>Learn more in the March job fair flyer.

Monday, March 19, 2018
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Incarnation Catholic Church
3817 Pleasant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Saturday, March 24, 2018
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
St. Peter’s African Methodist Episcopal Church
401 East 41st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

      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.

      Tax Preparation Sites Open

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

      Other free tax sites and resources are also available -- there are 250+ free tax sites across Minnesota! See all free tax sites in MN

      >>More on EITC

      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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      Now Hiring

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

      Upcoming Job Search Events

      DEED Workforce Center Calendars
      South Minneapolis Workforce Center >>Calendar March 1-16
      North Minneapolis Workforce Center >>Calendar March 1-16

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

      EMERGE North Job & Resource Fair 
      Thursday, March 8th 2018  
      11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
      EMERGE Career and Technology Center
      1834 Emerson Avenue North
      Minneapolis, MN 55411
      >>Emerge North Resource Fair Flyer
      >> Companies attending

      Employer of the Day – VOLT Workforce Solutions
      Tuesday, March 20, 2018
      11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
      Sabathani Community Center
      310 East 38th Street, Room 120
      Minneapolis, MN 55409
      >>Volt event flyer 

      Minneapolis Professional Career Fair
      Wed, March 21, 2018
      10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.CDT
      Minneapolis Marriott City Center
      30 South 7th Street
      Minneapolis, MN 55402

      EMERGE South Job & Resource Fair
      Tuesday, March 27th 2018
      11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center
      505 15th Avenue South
      Minneapolis, MN 55354
       >>Emerge South Resource Fair Flyer 
      >>Companies Attending

      Career Fair 
      Monday, April 2nd, 2018
      9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
      300 Nicollet Mall, 2nd floor
      Minneapolis, MN 55401
      >>Career Fair event flyer

      East Side Job Fair
      Wednesday, April 18
      10:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
      East Side Neighborhood Services
      1700 Second Street NE
      Minneapolis MN 55413
      >>event link >>East Side job fair flyer 

      2018 Minneapolis Teen Job Fair
      Saturday, April 21
      Minneapolis Central Library
      300 Nicollet Mall
      9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     Teen Prep Rally on-site!
      Build your resume and get ready to meet with employers!
      10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Interactive Workshop
      Hear from industry professionals as they discuss their road to success, and talk about trending industries!
      11:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.   JOB FAIR
      The Teen Fair is produced by City of Minneapolis department of Community Planning and Economic Development, Minneapolis Youth Congress, and Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board, Hennepin County Library, AchieveMpls, and the Minneapolis WorkForce Centers.

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

      Training Opportunities

      CLUES Minneapolis –Career Training
      CLUES offers career training that give you the professional skills all employers wants and the vocational skills needed to start a career. 
      Construction (Finishing Trades)/March 5 >>Flyer

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

      Hennepin County Career Pathways including:
      Building operations technician
      Healthcare clerical
      Human Services
      Office specialist
      911 telecommunicator 

      HIRED Upcoming 2018 Training
      HIRED website - training Link
      Flyers for Career Pathways Programs/Start Dates:
      Healthcare/various start dates >>Flyer

      Hands on accelerated training program covering basic tool handling skills, detail work knowledge, blue print reading, safety, and opportunity for employment following successful completion of training.
      2018 Start Dates: Apr. 9, May 21, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 24
      Times: 8 am - 3 pm
      Location: 4912 France Avenue North, Brooklyn Center
      Tuition: Free! Lunch: Free! Gift cards: for milestone achievements
      Certifications: Forklift
      Read more >> here.

       Project for Pride in Living (PPL) Upcoming Training
      Minneapolis residents only. Have a recent criminal history? We will help qualified applicants build a career in customer
      service & sales with PPL’S FREE ReEntry2Work
      training program. In this three week course,
      you’ll learn computer, financial, job-seeking,
      communication, self-confidence, and other
      skills needed to thrive in today’s workplace.
      Read more >> here.

      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

      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.