Minneapolis Job Seeker Bulletin


September 2018

Insider Tips

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Don’t Let Your LinkedIn Languish

Most recruiters rely on LinkedIn, so keep your profile active. Here are top LinkedIn profile tips to catch an employer’s eye.

Read >> here


Learn About The State of Minnesota’s Connect 700 Program

Connect 700 provides another path to a state job for people with certain disabilities. The program allows eligible individuals with disabilities the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to perform a specific position for up to 700 hours on the job. Find more details on the website of Minnesota's Office of Management and Budget.

School supplies tax credit for parents

When parents purchase school supplies for children in grades K - 12, they need to keep their receipts for tax time because they may be able to get money back or lower the taxes owed. To see what school expenses qualify, go to www.youclaimit.org/k12 or call Prepare + Prosper at 651-287-0187.

K-12 educational tax credit mini flyers - English (PDF) 

K-12 educational tax credit mini flyers - Spanish (PDF)

Low-cost internet service through Internet Essentials from Comcast

Find out if you’re eligible to get home Internet for $9.95 plus tax per month. You must:

  1. Have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program.
  2. Do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old.
  3. Families with outstanding debt more one year old may still be eligible.
  4. Live in an area where Comcast Internet service is available but have not subscribe to it within the last 90 days.

For more information visit Internet Essentials

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.

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

DEED Workforce Center Calendars

South Minneapolis Workforce Center >>Calendar September 1-15
North Minneapolis Workforce Center >>Calendar September 1-15

 Employer of the Day – Macy's
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
10:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, 55409
Learn more about the Macy's September event (PDF)

Northside Community Job and Resource Fair
At least 15 employers and 10 community agencies
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Minnesota WorkForce Center – Minneapolis North
800 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Learn more about the Northside job fair

Minneapolis Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair
Thursday September 20, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
U.S. Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Click here to Register

Job development career fair
Monday, October 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. to  2:00 p.m.
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Room AB, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
October 1 job fair flyer (PDF)

Minneapolis Career Fair
Tuesday October 16, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Bloomington Hotel
2800 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN 55431
Click here to Register

 Employer of the Day – Macy's
Monday, October 29, 2018
 9:30 a.m. to noon
Hennepin County Library – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Room AB, Brooklyn Park, 55430
Learn more about the Macy's October event (PDF)


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

Bus Driver Applicant Preparation Classes
There are many upcoming sessions throughout the Twin Cities to learn more about driving with Metro Transit.
Fall Session 2
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m. & Thursday, Sept. 20, 1-4 p.m.
Fall Session 3
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m. & Thursday, Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m.
More on training >> here

Avivo Career Training
Accounting Support  starts October 1
Core Manufacturing Skills 
IT Support 
Maintenance Custodial 
Medical Office Support starts October 1
Office Support  starts October 1
Warehouse Operations

Eastside Neighborhood Services training: CNA, forklift operator, ServSafe food safety manager and leadership management, Leadership in Hospitality. Visit vocational training program for Eastside Neighborhood Services.

Goodwill Easter Seals Training
Automotive Services
Banking & Finance
Electronics Soldering 
Medical Office

HIRED Career Training
Medical Call Center
Office Administration starts September 24
Roofing Construction starts September 24

Lutheran Social Services  (LSS)
Employment Empowerment/ October 8-26
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy/ October 10-24
Register online >> here

 PPL Career Training
Healthcare Clerical starts October 8
Human Services starts October 9
Banking starts September 24

Takoda Institute Training
Warehouse Logistic
Customer Service
Patient Services Specialist
Project Management


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.