Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


April 2018

Insider Tips

My Next Move

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.


Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Clinics – free legal consultations on civil matters

Tuesdays – April 17, May 1, 15 and 29, June 5 and 18 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: North Minneapolis WorkForce Center
Schedule an appointment by calling 612-299-7119 and Press # 1, or email Mayra.Garcia-Rivera@mpls.k12.mn.us

Legal aid clinic flyer (PDF)

VISTA Position with Minneapolis Health Department Youth Violence Prevention

The Minneapolis Health Department is recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA to support our youth violence prevention efforts. The VISTA will join our team to assist with developing, replicating, and evaluating our Blueprint Approved Institute, which is a violence prevention capacity-building initiative.

 VISTA is a 12 month full-time commitment. The term of service is July 2018-July 2019. VISTAs must have a college degree by the beginning of the service time, be US citizens, nationals, or legal residents, and pass a criminal background check. They cannot be employed in any other paid position while serving as a VISTA member. They will receive a bi-weekly living allowance, health coverage, and an education award or end-of-service stipend.

 More details about the opportunity and how to apply can be found >> here

 The deadline to apply as a VISTA is May 4th, but interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications arrive.

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.

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.  

Minneapolis North WorkForce Center Events

Minneapolis South WorkForce Center Events


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Upcoming Job Search Events

DEED Workforce Center Calendars
South Minneapolis Workforce Center >Calendar April 1-15
North Minneapolis Workforce Center >Calendar April 1-15

Employer of the Day – Dungarvin

  • Tuesday April 17, 2018
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sabathani Community Center
  • 310 East 38th Street, Room 120
  • Minneapolis, MN 55409

Delaware North – ambassadors, warehouse stockers, servers, culinary workers and cooks, supervisors, and more needed for the upcoming Twins season!

Attend a hiring event:

Or apply online. All people hired after March 20 are eligible to receive a $200 sign-on bonus.

TAKODA healthcare career fair – transportation provided for Minneapolis and East St. Paul

East Side Job Fair – over 20 employers attending!

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • East Side Neighborhood Services
    1700 Second Street N.E.
    Minneapolis MN 55413
  • East Side job fair flyer (PDF)

People of Color career fair – more than 20 employers will be attending

Pre-register and receive a free Metro Transit free ride pass.

Teen Job Fair

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
    300 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - teen prep rally: build your resume and get ready to meet with employers
  • 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - interactive workshop: hear from industry professionals as they discuss their road to success and talk about trending industries.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - job fair
  • Read more about the teen job fair (PDF)

Employer of the Day – InterContinental Minneapolis St. Paul Airport Hotel

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

Avivo (formerly RESOURCE) offers eight industry-specific, training programs at their Twin Cities’ locations. Find program and start dates online. Training programs at Avivo include:

  • Accounting support
  • Core manufacturing skills
  • IT support
  • Maintenance (custodial)
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical office support
  • Office support specialist
  • Warehouse operations

CLUES provides the Bridge to Your Future free training programs including Customer Service, Skilled Trades and Healthcare Programs.

CLUES Bridge to Employment  -  April 16-27  >> Flyer

Eastside Neighborhood Services vocational training: personal and home care aide, forklift operator, ServSafe food safety manager and leadership management. NEW: Spanish ServSafe food safety manager. Visit vocational training program for Eastside Neighborhood Services.

EMERGE provides a wide range of services, including employment help, job training, financial services, and housing. Information sessions are Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m., located at: 1834 Emerson Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.

Free training includes:

  • GED test prep – Ongoing classes include coaching and support. Free, flexible class times. Read more in the EMERGE GED flyer (PDF).
  • Manufacturing Foundations – 8 week program beginning in early April. In partnership with Hennepin Technical College, participants can earn forklift certificate & OSHA 10 card, and learn manufacturing fundamentals. Read more in the EMERGE Manufacturing Foundations flyer (PDF).
  • CNC Welding and Machining, a 7-10 month program. Participants will earn 16-18 college credits, occupational certificates and on-going coaching and support.
  • Solar Panel Installation Evening classes -Free college credit through Century College Earn your OSHA 10 Card and learn about electrical, fall safety, and solar installation Classes start April 16th!High School Diploma/GED required.Read more in the Solar Flyer(PDF)

Learn more at the EMERGE website.

Free Nursing Assistant training program: Golden Living Training Center in St. Louis Park is offering a new 7-week Nursing Assistant Training Program. There is no cost to participants. Please read the attached flyer for more program information. Golden living training flyer (PDF)

Goodwill Easter Seals training programs: banking and finance, medical office, customer service/call center, construction, automotive service technician, and retail. Program brochure for Goodwill Easter Seals (PDF)

HAP is offering free bus driver training in May. Students will get their Class B- CDL with school bus and passenger endorsements. HAP will hold an information session every Tuesday at 2 p.m. at their Arcade Street office. View the CDL training flyer (PDF).

Hennepin Pathways Programs provide free training opportunities for individuals looking for employment with Hennepin County and other regional partners. Hennepin Pathways training programs prepare participants for jobs in several areas, including human services, building operations, office administration, and 911 telecommunications. Information on current training programs can be found on Hennepin County Career Pathways

HIRED Career Pathway Training: HIRED offers a number of opportunities for career training in high demand fields. Their programs have been developed in partnership with local employers to quickly prepare people for in-demand jobs. For more information, visit Career Pathway Training online.

International Institute of Minnesota tuition-free training programs for new Americans:

Lutheran Social Services   Financial Classes

  • Employment Empowerment – April 9 – April 27  >> Flyer
  • 4 Cornerstones of Financial Literacy – April 11-25 >> Flyer

OfficePRO training: in just five weeks, eligible participants will learn basic office skills including typing, 10-key, Microsoft programs such as Excel and Powerpoint, business communication and professionalism, and more. Sponsored by St. Paul College and HIRED.

People Serving People offers free short-term training programs, including a free 13-week culinary training program and a three-week banking training program.


Located at the PPL Learning Center

PPL Learning Center Info Sessions are held each Monday at 9 a.m. Click here for more information.

Summit Academy: 20-week accredited courses in the construction and health care, financial aid available for qualified students, job placement assistance for graduates. Visit Summit Academy.

Takoda Institute of Higher Learning(A division of AIOIC): business, health care and computer information. Financial aid is available to qualified students, however, some programs are free. Visit Takoda Institute of Higher Learning.

YWCA Teacher Development Program: train for a career as a teacher! Join the YWCA Minneapolis Early Childhood Education Teacher Development Program to gain professional skills you can take into a classroom. YWCA program flyer (PDF)

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.