Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: January 13

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January 13, 2015


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Tips for Finding a Job in 2015

If finding a job is at the top of your wish list for 2015, learn about more techniques to land that dream job.

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Thursday Morning Job Club
9am-11am, every Thursday
Minnesota WorkForce Center Minneapolis South
777 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55407

No pre-registration required.
Each week, a new topic on a subject vital to the issues and concerns of Job Seekers.
PLUS Problem-Solving, Networking, Support and more.
Call (612) 821-4008 for more information.
Twin Cities Networking for All
Every second and fourth Saturday of the month
Dunn Bros. Freight House
201 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Come for good coffee, inspiring conversations, and new connections! Class Hosted by Jeff Urbanek, April Johnson, Terrence (Terry) Delahay.


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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


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  • View thousands of job listings from private employers statewide.


  • Manage your career and your pathway to career success.


  • Search for federal government jobs throughout the country.

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.

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.

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Now Hiring

DC Group Is Hiring
DC Group is a subscriber of the City of Minneapolis Grow North economic development program. This company is targeting North Minneapolis hiring, with hiring from “anywhere” in Minneapolis as a secondary goal. Now hiring for Entry Level Sales Associate, Sales Executives, Regional Account Managers, Warehouse and Distribution, and Inventory Specialists. For further information on DC Group Positions, please email Minneapolis Outreach and Recruiting or call 952-417-2121. 


City of Minneapolis: TeamMinneapolis
Find out what jobs are available in the City of Minneapolis. Read full job descriptions and fill out an online application. New jobs are posted on Monday of each week. Currently seeking police officers. View all jobs and apply online here

Upcoming Job Search Events

Goodwill-Easter Seals Recruitment Day
Thursday, January 15, 9am-3pm
553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104
Will be accepting applications, answering questions, and conducting interviews. Learn about benefits, and possibly interview for positions. Some job offers may be given the day of the event.
Available Opportunities: Cashiers, Donation Center Attendants, Sales Associates and Processors
All associate positions start at $9.50/hour
Apply online here prior to attending the job fair.
Bring a copy of your resume and come prepared to discuss work history, education and your professional accomplishments
More Information

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair
Monday, January 19, 9am-2pm          
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
This event is designed to give diverse professionals a chance to network, socialize and increase their career success. Engage with corporate leaders and make quality connections that will help build a solid network of professionals who value diversity.
More Information

The Job Fair of Minneapolis
Monday, January 26, 10am-1pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
Meet face-to-face with several of the Minneapolis area’s finest employers.
All of the companies at the job fair have open positions they are seeking to fill in Sales, Customer Service, Retail, Administration, Management, IT, Accounting, Finance, Government, Security, Law Enforcement, Military Officers, Collectors, HR, New Students, Operations, Call Center, Insurance Brokers, Clerks, Financial Analysts, Insurance, Recruiting Coordinators, Telemarketing, Cashiers, Associates, and more! 

Some of the companies view resumes before the event and may invite you to come and meet them. Click here to pre-register. Pre-registration is not required. 

YMCA Summer Job and Career Fair
Monday, January 26, 2pm-8pm
TCF Bank Stadium, 6th floor, Indoor Club Room
420 SE 23rd Avenue, Minneapolis
Enter Stadium via Benton County Entrance
Attend on-site interviews
Participate in career discussions with YMCA leaders
Learn what it is like to work at the YMCA
Explore volunteer and internship opportunities
Now hiring for a variety of positions, including: Overnight and Day Camps, Fitness and Aquatics, Childcare, Youth programs and sports, and Customer service.
Parking is available in the Gopher, Maroon and Victory lots.
Click here for parking rates and additional information.
Light rail transportation is available via the Green Line. Exit the train at Stadium Village Station.
Register Here

Hiring Our Heros Job Fair
Monday, February 12, 11am-2pm
Xcel Energy Center
199 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55102
For veterans, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses.
Job seekers can upload their resumes to be viewed by employers ahead of the event.
Attend the employment workshop beginning at 9:30am for one-on-one mentoring session on resume building, interviewing techniques and more.
Email Us
More Information
Register here

Training Opportunities

Integrated CNA Classes: HIRED
Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie Campus
March 23 – April 28, 2015
Mondays/Tuesdays, 1pm-5:20pm
Thursdays, 1pm-4:30pm
Clinicals: May 12, 13, 14 from 2pm-9:50pm
Funding for the tuition cost is available for eligible participants. 
For more information, email Andrea Peterson or call (952) 697-1366.

Free Core Manufacturing Skills Training Program: Resource
Get the skills needed to begin a career in manufacturing and electronic soldering.
January 12 to April 3, 2015
Free for Eligible Candidates. Call Marc Geiselhart at 612-752-8410 for details.
Free Office Support Training Program: Resource
Get the skills needed for advanced office support related positions.
January 12 to April 16, 2015, 8:30am-12:30pm.
Free for Eligible Candidates. Call Marc Geiselhart at 612-752-8410 for details.

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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Free 7 Month Welding Training: Emerge
Earn college credits and industry credentials in a high demand field at Hennepin Technical College.
Criminal background is not a barrier.
Application deadline extended to January 23, 2015
See Flyer

Free Internet Basics Training: Emerge
Learn how to navigate the internet to find resources online through interactive lessons. Learn about online security and how to stay safe while getting the most out of the internet while discovering tools to gain employment.
Credential: Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate
1 week course offered once per month;
Monday – Thursday 9:30am-11:30am
For more information, email Rachel Simmons or call 612-787-3804
New Emerge 2015 Training Catalogue
Emerge has a new 2015 Training Course Catalogue. Click here to view it.

Workplace Essentials Training: RESOURCE
February 9 to March 5 afternoons
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

Find more information here or call 612-752-8100.

Free IT READY Training Accepting applications through Jan. 21, 2015
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 Leadership in Hospitality Training: ESNS
February 16 to March 26, Mondays-Thursdays, 1pm-4pm
Successful completion of the training results in $350 for qualified participants, (CEUs) from Normandale Community College, and ServSafe® Food Safety Manager certification
More Information
Certified Nursing Assistant Training: ESNS
Fully funded by the City of Minneapolis for eligible participants.
Rolling deadline. Call Roberto Martinez at 612-787-4068 or click here for more information.

Free Healthcare PLUS Training: PPL
February 23 to June 9, 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.
More Information

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.
More Information
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.
More Information
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.
More Information

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.
Funding is available for qualifying students who would otherwise be unable to attend.
More Information

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.