Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: October 28

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October 28, 2014


Improve Your Chances of Getting a Job by Following Up On Your Resume

Most job seekers don’t get a response from a submitted resume. But you can improve your chances of getting that job interview by following four rules.

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NEW Guide for Minneapolis Youth

The City of Minneapolis Employment and Training has a new Employment and Opportunity Guide for Minneapolis Youth.
Learn more.

NEW Apprenticeships Programs in Metro Area

The City of Minneapolis has put together a list of apprenticeship programs in the metro area. Read more.

Multilingual City of Minneapolis Employment and Training Videos on YouTube

City of Minneapolis Employment and Training now has videos outlining the programs and services offered on the City YouTube channel in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali. They are available to distribute through your own online and social media channels.

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Minneapolis WorkForce Centers

There are two Workforce Centers located in Minneapolis. Each offers a knowledgeable staff to guide you. Each provides essential tools to make your job search a success. Best of all, most services are free of charge. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Free Computer Labs
  • Skills Assessment
  • Information on Career Transition
  • Career Counseling and Planning
  • Access to Free Training and Certification
  • Resume Writing and Interview Assistance
  • Veterans Programs
  • Employer of the Day

North Minneapolis
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-520-3500 or email us. 

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

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Now Hiring

Minneapolis Public Works (PW) Service Worker I and Service Worker I Trainee

Applications are now being accepted online only for Public Works Service Worker I and Service Worker I Trainee through October 31, 2014. Click here for more information.

An information session offers the opportunity to go beyond the website and talk to representatives about what skills Public Works is seeking and the application process. Computer access will be available to help candidates apply online during the sessions.

  • Wednesday 10/29, 2-4 pm
    North Regional Library
    1315 Lowry Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

City of Minneapolis

Find out what jobs are available, read full job descriptions and fill out an online application. New jobs are posted on Monday of each week. View job postings and apply online here

New French Bakery

The New French Bakery will be at the Minneapolis WorkForce Centers:

  • Thursday, November 6, 1-4pm
    Minneapolis Workforce Center South
    777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • Thursday, November 13, 1-4pm
    Minneapolis Workforce Center North
    1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 554113

UPS is Hiring More Than 1,400 in Minneapolis-St. Paul Area 

The positions include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. The seasonal positions have long been an entry point for permanent employment, training and career opportunity after the company re-assesses its needs following the holiday period.

A full description of positions can be found at the website and through social media (Facebook/UPSjobs and @UPSjobs on Twitter and LinkedIn).  All hiring is done online. 

Upcoming Job Search Events

Employer of the Day / Job Fair

Tuesday, October 28, 10am-2pm
Minneapolis WorkForce Center North
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • Emerge Works
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Quality Insulation
  • Toys R Us/Babies R Us
  • Noerr Programs

Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to speak to a recruiter.

Minneapolis Career Fair

Thursday, October 30, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis (Airport)
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Progressive Community Job & Career Fair

Thursday, October 30, 10am-3pm
Progressive Baptist Church
1505 Burns Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106
Free parking. Accessible via Bus route 70s east bound or 70 B west bound. Come Early! Prepare a 30 second commercial about yourself!

Phone: (651) 888-6011

VeteransConnect Virtual Career Fair

November 3 – 7, 2014

From November 3 through November 17, veteran job seekers can meet and engage with employers in a virtual career fair. Using chat rooms, video conferencing, and webinars, veterans can connect with America's top employers who are committed to providing opportunities for veterans. Registration is FREE to all military veterans and their families.

Learn more and register here.

The Professional & Diversity Job Fair of Minneapolis

Monday, November 17, 10am -2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) & Twin Cities Flexo Association Job Fair

Thursday, November 20, 10am-3pm
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55403

PIM representatives will be available to talk about their operations, the products they produce, and career opportunities within their companies. The companies present won't require a college degree, but will be looking for individuals that love working with their hands and are comfortable with the challenges found in a fast paced environment.

Minneapolis Career Fair

Monday, December 8, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Training Opportunities

FREE Cleanroom/ Medical Assembly Training

Orientation session every Monday, 10am
EMERGE, 1101 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • November 3 - December 18, 2014

Technical Math Prep (levels customized for student need): 16 hours; 6 sessions; 1 night per week

Manufacturing Terminology & Technical Documentation
Cleanroom/Microscopes: 12-16 hours; 4 sessions; 1 night per week


FREE Janitorial Training

Orientation session every Monday, 10am
EMERGE, 1101 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Phase I: Janitorial Basics: Monday, November 10
Phase 2: Advanced Janitorial: Tuesday, November 11th

Call Rita with questions at 612-787-3556.

FastTRAC Culinary Arts Training Program

Earn a culinary arts certificate from Saint Paul College *PLUS* receive academic and job placement support from RESOURCE and Neighborhood House.

Part 1: College Prep Class
Starting now through December 19, Monday-Friday, 11:30am-2pm
Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Free ACCUPLACER test-prep and enrollment activities for Saint Paul College

Part 2: Culinary Basics Certification
January-May, 2015, Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Cost of books, uniforms, and supplies are all covered. Financial aid available for tuition.

To sign up, contact Hayley Johnson or call 612-752-8930.

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 Council. 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.
  • Minneapolis Youth Works
    Assistance with high school completion, work preparation or employment goals for Minneapolis Youth ages 14-21.
  • RENEW Minneapolis
    Short-term job training in sustainable jobs for Minneapolis residents ages 18 and older.
  • Dislocated Worker Program
    Comprehensive services for those who have lost their job through no fault of their own for adult ages 18 and older.