City of Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


May 2018

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How to Effectively Network

Why tell your friends about your hunt for a new job?

One, your friends will go the extra mile to lend a helping hand. Two, when your friends know what type of work you’re looking for, they can help spread the word. Three, your friends can introduce you to others working in companies that may have job opportunities. Bonus: There’s always a chance that one of your friends has a job opening in their company.

Take these action steps

More >> here 

Summer Crew Leaders Needed

Tree Trust

If you are 21 or older, enjoy working with teens and being outside (or know someone like that)...Tree Trust is hiring Summer Crew Leaders.

Supervise and motivate a crew of 8 young people (14-21 yrs.) as they complete environmental improvement projects in local parks.

Full-time, no weekends! See full job description and apply on the Tree Trust  website

MN Career Fair

Minnesota Workforce Forum

MAKE A DIFFERENCE In a career as a substance use & mental health professional  More >> here

Date, time and location information
May 11, 2018
8 a.m. registration opens
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. program
12:30 – 3 p.m. Lunch/Exhibit Hall
Metropolitan State University Founders Hall and Great Hall 700 E 7th St, St Paul, MN

Registration >> For more information and to register

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.

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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.

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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Upcoming Job Search Events

DEED Workforce Center Calendars
South Minneapolis Workforce Center >>Calendar May 1-18
North Minneapolis Workforce Center >>Calendar May 1-18

Power of Work career fair

More than 40 employers will attend, some hiring on the spot. Location is 2 blocks from Metro Green Line Light Rail stop. Free parking available.

Wednesday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
Power of Work career fair flyer (PDF)

    Employer of the Day – UPS
    Sponsored by Hennepin County

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Sabathani Community Center
    310 East 38th Street, Room 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409
    UPS flyer - May 15, 2018 (PDF)

      Career and resource fair – American Indian OIC

      Please join American Indian OIC in celebrating its 39th year of providing education and job training to the Twin Cities' Native community and beyond.  Attend a Career and Resource Fair, enjoy a free lunch, and more!

      Thursday, May 17, 2018, 
      Noon to 3 p.m.
      American Indian OIC
      1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55404
      American Indian OIC event flyer (PDF)

        Employer of the Day – LGC Hospitality Staffing
        Sponsored by Hennepin County

        Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 
        11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
        Sabathani Community Center
        310 East 38th Street, Room 120, 

        Minneapolis, MN 55409
        LGC event flyer (PDF)

          Job development career fair
          Sponsored by Hennepin County

          Monday, June 4, 2018, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
          Hennepin County Library - Brookdale (Room ABC)
          6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
          Read more about the Brookdale career fair (PDF)

            Employer of the Day – UPS
            Sponsored by Hennepin County

            Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 
            11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
            Northwest Family Service Center
            7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Room 200, 
            Minneapolis, MN 55429
            UPS flyer - June 5, 2018 (PDF)

              Employer of the Day – Delaware North
              Sponsored by Hennepin County

              Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 
              11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
              Sabathani Community Center
              310 East 38th Street, Room 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409
              Delaware North flyer (PDF)


              Minneapolis Professional Career Fair

                        Tuesday, May 22, 2018

                        10 1 p.m.
                        Minneapolis Marriott City Center
                        30 South 7th Street
                        Minneapolis, MN 55402
                        Register >> here

              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.

              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 FastTrac: information technology essentials, machining training, janitorial training, property maintenance technician, welding, certified nursing assistant, commercial driver's license (CDL) Learn more about Emerge training programs.

              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.

              • HIRED and Horizon Roofing are teaming up to offer our next Commercial Roofing training on May 21 in Brooklyn Center. More >> here 

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

              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.


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

              PPL’s ReEntry2Work training program is a 3 week course designed to help people who have been released from jail or incarceration within 180 days or are still under supervision, are age 25 or older and do not have a history of criminal sexual conduct. The class focuses on job readiness, resume building, self-confidence, conflict resolution, effective communication, and more. Contact: Tony Dosen at 612-455-5128

              • Classes run June 4 to 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
              • PPL Learning Center
                1925 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
              • PPL program flyer (PDF)

              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: offers IT fundamentals, computer support specialist, computer basics, customer service, digital office professional, information technology services management, patient services specialist, project management and GED classes. 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.