Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: December 22

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December 22, 2014


Looking For A Job

Turning a Seasonal Job into a Full Time Job

Perhaps you’ve taken a seasonal job, even though it’s temporary and you seek a permanent position. Taking a seasonal job can be useful for those who need to gain work experience, develop skills, and get training or increase networking contacts. It's also a good way to check out an employer or an occupation before making a commitment to training, a career path or a particular employer.

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Minnesota Council of Non-Profits Job Board

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Hennepin County

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City of Saint Paul  

  • Apply for current employment opportunities open to the public


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iSeek Jobs

  • Discover tools and resources for a successful job hunt.

State of Minnesota  

  • Explore career opportunities and potential for career advancement in Minnesota state government.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities   

  • Search for job openings in nearly 54 different campuses.

University of Minnesota

  • Find the best fit for a career at the University via its online employment system.

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

  • Search for jobs at colleges and universities in the Upper Midwest.

Construction Hiring Connection

  • Connect with Construction Professionals, Contractors, Schools, and Unions.

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Now Hiring

City of Minneapolis
A new, easy-to-use online job application system, TeamMinneapolis, is now available! 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. Currently seeking police officers. View jobs and apply online here

New French Bakery Hiring Event!
Tuesday, January 6, 10am-1pm
Interviews will be conducted on site. Now hiring for over 60 positions including Mixer/Helper, Packer – Packaging Operator, Sanitation Worker & Dishwasher, Oven Operator, Line Operator, Operator Assistant and Maintenance mechanic! All Positions are full time and benefits eligible. This event is by invitation only and space is limited. Please email your resumes no later than 1/02/2015.

Training Opportunities

New Software Engineering School: PRIME DIGITAL ACADEMY
Offering an 18 to 30 week program focusing on industry-led experiential learning and apprenticeship with some of the metro’s leading IT employers. Classes for the first student cohort will begin March 3, 2015.

The goal of Prime is to arm graduates with:

  • entry-level technical skills relevant in the current market,
  • behavioral skills to succeed as part of a software development team,
  • a mindset of continuous learning, and
  • a toolbox of techniques to support a long, successful career

Funding is available for qualifying students who would otherwise be unable to attend.
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Free IT READY Training accepting applications through January 21, 2015
Class dates: February 9 to April 3, 2015.
IT-Ready helps unemployed and under-employed individuals interested in the information technology (IT) field. IT-Ready employers, like the City of Minneapolis, commit to considering the resumes of CompTIA A+ certified IT-Ready graduates and interviewing qualified candidates for entry-level IT positions, typically help desk and desktop support roles.

Alumni receive access to additional online certification courses at no cost towards Network+, Server+ and Security+
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Free Core Manufacturing Skills Training Program: Resource
January 12 to April 3, 2015
Get the skills needed to begin a career in manufacturing and electronic soldering. Free for eligible candidates.
Call Marc Geiselhart at 612-752-8410 for details. 

Automotive Technology: Goodwill Easter Seals
A nine month, 18-credit Maintenance & Light Repair Certificate.
Class starts January 12, 2015.
A Career Navigator will help students navigate the application and financial aid process as well as overcoming obstacles that can impede successful program completion.
Cost: $3600. Applicants must test above a 6th grade level on the TABE reading test. 
Email Roger Egan or call 651-379-5608.  

Free 7 Month Welding Training: Emerge
Earn college credits and industry credentials in high demand field at Hennepin Technical College. Criminal back ground is not a barrier.
Application deadline: January 12, 2015
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Free Office Support Training Program: Resource
January 12 to April 16, 2015, 8:30am-12:30pm
Get the skills needed for advanced office support related positions.
Free for Eligible Candidates. 
Call Marc Geiselhart at 612-752-8410 for details.

Free Integrated CNA Training: HIRED
January 14 to March 5, 2015
Funding is available for eligible participants.
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Certified Nursing Assistant Training: ESNS
Fully funded by the City of Minneapolis for eligible participants.
Application deadline is January 16, 2015.
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Free Banking Training: PPL
January 20 to February 6, 2015
Build professional and customer service skills for bank tellers. Included is a first interview with local bank managers plus a monetary award upon class completion.
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Workplace Essentials Training: RESOURCE
January 12, 2015
Workplace Essentials is the prerequisite course for all of RESOURCE’S Career Skills Training programs including:

  • February 9 - Manufacturing and Warehouse
    Fundamentals Training
  • February 23 - Maintenance Custodial Fundamentals Training 
  • March 9 - Business and Computer Application
    Specialist Training
  • March 16 - Core Manufacturing Training 
  • April 9 - Accounting Support Training
  • April 27 - Healthcare Technician Training
  • May 11 - Computer Technician Training

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Forklift Training: ESNS
February 10-12, depending on level of training chosen.
Get the experience needed to be certified forklift operators with classroom and hands-on training.   
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Free Leadership in Hospitality Training: ESNS
Mondays-Thursdays, February 16 to March 26, 1-4pm
Successful completion of the training results in $350 for qualified participants, (CEUs) from Normandale Community College, and ServSafe® Food Safety Manager certification
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Free Healthcare PLUS Training: PPL
February 23 to May 29, 2015
Build patient care skills for positions in long-term care facilities, clinics, and hospitals. Included is an internship plus credits from MCTC upon class completion.
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Free Human Services Pathway: PPL
March 2 to November 27, 2015
Build computer and professional skills and get hands-on experience during a 2-week internship. Earn credits from MCTC upon class completion.
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Free Clerical: PPL
March 2 to April 3, 2015
Computer and office training, a 2-week internship, an intro to medical terminology and First Aid and CPR Certification. Receive a monetary award upon class completion. Class requires some clerical work experience.
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Free Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): PPL
March 2-April 3, 2015
Computer and office training, a 2-week internship, an introduction to medical terminology and First Aid and CPR Certification. Class requires some CNA work experience. A monetary award is given upon class completion.
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Check out the New Emerge 2015 Training Catalogue
Emerge has a new 2015 Training Catalogue. Click here to view it.  

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.

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 Certifications
  • Resume Writing and Interview Assistance
  • Veterans Programs

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.