Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: January 27

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January 27, 2015


Insider Tip

Using Dates Associated with Employment on Resumes
While reviewing your resume and adding new work experience, you’ll need to decide how detailed your dates for experience should be. While it may seem like a simple decision, think again.
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Periodicals with Job Announcements
Community papers are distributed free in a variety of locations, including libraries, restaurants, and community centers. Employment postings are also available on each periodical’s website.


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Read about Changes in Minneapolis 
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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.


  • 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

Tree Trust’s Summer Youth Employment Program
This is an up-to-9-week paid outdoors work experience designed to help young people learn and practice basic job skills. All jobs pay $8.00 per hour and have an average of 20 scheduled hours per week from June 15 to August 14. Youth are encouraged to apply online but paper applications can be sent upon request. The application deadline is March 13th at 4pm.


  • Be at least 14 years old and less than 22 years old on June 15, 2015
  • Have low family income, special needs and/or other risk factors (being in an MFIP household satisfies this criteria)
  • Live in suburban Hennepin counties (Minneapolis residents are served by the STEP-UP Program)

Email Brent Eikenhorst or call 952-767-3880, for more information.


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 Executive, 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 Application Analysts. View all jobs and apply online here

Upcoming Job Search Events

YMCA Summer Job and Career Fair
January 26, 2pm-8pm
TCF Bank Stadium, 6th floor, Indoor Club Room
420 South East 23rd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Enter Stadium via Benton County Entrance
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.
Attend on-site interviews, participate in career discussions with YMCA leaders, learn what it is like to work at the YMCA, and 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.
Register here

Minnesota State Universities Job and Internship Fair 2015
Friday, February 6, 11am-3pm
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Juniors, seniors and alumni from the seven Minnesota State Universities are eligible to attend. Only candidates who have paid their registration fee at their Career Services office will be admitted to the Fair.
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Hiring Our Heros Job Fair
Thursday, February 12, 11am-2pm
Xcel Energy Center
199 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint 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 9:30 AM for one-on-one mentoring session on resume building, interviewing techniques and more.
Email Us
More Information
Register Here

Minnesota Private Colleges’ Job & Internship Fair
February 18 to 19, 9am-3pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
This event is intended exclusively for undergraduates from Minnesota's Private Colleges and employers interested in this group of candidates. (Alumni are encouraged to contact their alumni or career office for information about career services.)
This Fair allows employers and candidates to meet at the booths from 9am-3pm while simultaneously allowing interviewing for either job or internship candidates until 5pm. The second day of the Fair will be exclusively for interviews.
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BATC (Builders Association of the Twin Cities) Job & Career Fair
Thursday, February 19, Noon-4pm
Mall of America, Rotunda
60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Bring your Resume and References
Interviews Set Up Same Day
Hiring Anticipated Quickly
Types of Job Openings: Carpenters, Painters, Drywallers, Plumbers, HAVC Technicials +, Field Technician, Framers, Estimators, Fork Lift Operators, Drivers, Warehouse, Project Management, Office Operations, Customer Service, Sales, Administrative, Interns. For more information, call 651-697-7592.

Job and Internship Fair
Friday, February 20, 10am-4pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Nearly 250 companies and organizations will be recruiting for hundreds of jobs and internships. Open to all U of M students -- both undergraduate and graduate -- who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program. Also open to U of M alumni from the past three years (between 2012 and 2015).
Job and Internship Fair registration also gets you a FREE professional headshot photo for your use with LinkedIn and other social media! Photographers will be on site at the Fair during the entire event. For more information, please call 612-624-7577.

Training Opportunities

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Seeking Women
Goodwill-Easter Seals received funding through the state’s Women and High-Wage, High-Demand, Nontraditional Jobs Grant Program to help low income women and women over age 50 enter the construction trades.  Interested women will participate in 12 weeks of hands-on training in construction that includes job placement assistance.
Interested women must attend an Information Session.
2nd or 4th Tuesday of every month, 2pm
Goodwill-Easter Seals Training Facility
635 Prior Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55104
For more information, email Sandy Brady or call 651-379-5837.
Star Tribune Article

Free IT READY Training
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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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 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.
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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.
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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 to 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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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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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.
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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 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

Emerge 2015 Training Catalogue
Emerge has released 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.