Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: February 10

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February 10, 2015


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Things to Do to Get Ready for Career Fairs

Participating in career fairs may be one of your resolutions for your job search in 2015. While meeting with employers at a career fair might not lead to an interview and job offer on the spot, it could get you into a company for further networking or interviewing. That could lead to your next good job.

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Help With Tax Preparation

More than 250 free tax sites are opening throughout the state and thousands of volunteers who love tax prep are ready to help taxpayers claim 100% of the money they've earned.

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Find Internships and Resources at InternMatch

Find free downloadable résumé templates, cover letter guides, interview advice, and a large selection of paid internships in business and non-profits.

SciTechsperience, a Win-Win for Interns and Employers

SciTechsperience connects college students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines to paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies. SciTechsperience internships offer students hands-on industry experience and an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real-world challenges. Qualified hiring companies receive a $1:$1 matching grant to cover 50% of the intern’s wages. The grant is capped at $2,500. SciTechsperience will support 125 internships in 2015. Program funding is provided by the State of Minnesota to build and retain the state’s STEM workforce. For more information, email Becky Siekmeier.



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University of Minnesota

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Construction Hiring Connection

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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.

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Now Hiring

North WorkForce Hiring Event: Employer of the Day!
Tuesday, February 10, 1pm-4pm
Minneapolis North Workforce Center
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis MN 55411

Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to speak (and possibly interview) with a hiring manager. Employers coming:

  • Carmax
    Carmex is hiring 85 associates for Brooklyn Park location – Opening March 2015! This is a great opportunity for career growth. Website
  • Mainline Transportation Inc.
    Part Time School Bus Drivers & Aids Website
  • ConAgra Foods
    Line Helpers & Maintenance Mechanics Website
  • Employment Plus
    Hiring for Medical Assemblers with over 100 openings – all shifts available. There is an 18 month contract with possible permanent hire after only 9 months. Website
  • Award Staffing
    Various Positions Available Website

South WorkForce Hiring Event: Employer of the Day!
Friday, February 20, Noon-4pm
Minneapolis South Workforce Center
777 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Family Dollar Store Hirings:

  • Store Manager, Full-time
  • Assistant Manager, Full-time
  • Customer Service Rep./Cashier, Part-time

If job seekers would like to be considered for a position, please first apply online here.

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. View all jobs and apply online here

Upcoming Job Search Events

Hiring Day at CLUES
Wednesday, February 11, 10am-12pm
720 East Lake Street, Minneapolis MN 55407
See Flyer

Hiring Our Heros Job Fair
Thursday, 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 9:30 AM for one-on-one mentoring session on resume building, interviewing techniques and more.
More information

Free Sales Career Fair
Wednesday, February 18, 6pm Sharp
Hilton Mall of America        
3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington, MN 55425
You must pre-register.
In less than 3 hours, you will network with other professionals; meet with hiring companies and interview for multiple openings!
More Information
Hiring Day at CLUES
Wednesday, February 18, 10am-12pm
797 East 7th Street, St. Paul MN 55106
See Flyer

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.
More Information

Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) 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, and 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.

Think Spring Community Job Fair
Wednesday, February 25, 1pm-4pm
Lennox Community Center 
6715 Minnetonka Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Hosted by Hennepin County and the Employment Action Center
Meet with over 50 employers seeking entry and mid-level employees for positions in the Health Care, Construction, Office, Project Management, Retail & Manufacturing Industries. Employers will be looking to hire for Permanent and Seasonal Positions. Bring 10 copies of your resume; a separate interview area will be made available for private interviews.

Virtual Military Job Fair
Wednesday, February 25, 11am-3pm CST
Transitioning or former (separating/retiring) military service members can communicate directly with employers nationwide that are actively seeking military-experienced candidates who possess the skills and experience required to fill their needs. Your conversations will be in the form of electronic “text chats," giving you and the recruiter the opportunity to determine whether there is a potential fit between their needs and your background.
Career Fair & Career Services Center
Career Services Center: March 17, 10am-5pm, March 18, 9am-3pm
Career Fair: March 18, 9am-4pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Register today for the free Career Services Center (CSC) on the day before and the day of the Career Fair.
Special training for Veterans is also offered.
See Flyer

Minnesota Education Job Fair

Monday, April 13, 10am-3pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
There is a $20 registration fee.
Participants must be a current student or graduate of a Minnesota college or university and be certified to teach on or before December of the current academic year. Pre-registration with Career Services and Internships is required. This is a one-day event and students should plan to attend the entire day to visit with school district representatives, interview and attend group information sessions.
More Information

Training Opportunities

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Seeking Women

If you are a low income woman or a woman over the age of 50 and want to enter the construction trades, participate in 12 weeks of hands-on training in construction that includes job placement assistance. Interested women must attend an Information Session on the 2nd or 4th Tuesday of the month at 2pm at the Goodwill-Easter Seals Training Facility, 635 Prior Avenue North, St. Paul, MN.  

For more information, email Sandy Brady or call 651-379-5837. 

Emerge Trainings Orientations
Mondays 10am-11 am
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis 55411
Space is limited in the following classes. Applicants are accepted as they apply - come to the earliest convenient orientation.
More Information
Emerge Free Internet Basics Training:
Learn how to navigate the internet through interactive lessons. Learn about resources online, online security, and how to stay safe while getting the most out of the internet.
Credential: Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate
1 week course offered once per month;
Monday-Thursday 9:30am-11:30am
Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, February 18

For more information, email Rachel Simmons or
call 612-787-3804.

Emerge Free IT Essentials
12 week entry-level introductory training on “Information and Communication Technology”
Classes are Monday-Thursday, 6pm-8pm
Taught by Minnesota Computers for Schools
Cisco IT credential and preparation for CompTIA A+ certification
Space is limited. 
Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 18

Eligibility requirements:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Strong interest in technology and learning about the IT field

For more information, email or call 612-529-9267.

Emerge Free FastTRAC Machining
Classes are Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
10 month program
Deadline to sign up: Monday, March 16

Earn multiple National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials, 18 college credits at Hennepin Technical College

Must have high school diploma or GED, previous manufacturing experience is a plus, criminal background NOT a barrier.
Email Jon or call at 612-787-3806.

Emerge Free Property Maintenance
Introductory training in Property Maintenance taught by Emerge and industry partners. This is an 8 week training (includes 144 hour paid internship experience with employers). Industry-recognized class certificate upon completion
Deadline to sign up: Monday, March 16

  • Age18 or older
  • Interested or experienced in Property Maintenance or Construction fields (preferred)
  • Pass Kari Koskinen background check (MN statute requirement)
  • Available on a full-time basis Monday through Saturday
  • Ability to earn Minnesota Special Class Boiler’s License

For more information, email or call 612-529-9267 

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

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.
Workplace Essentials Training: RESOURCE
April 6 to April 30, 2015 12:30pm-4:15pm
Workplace Essentials is the prerequisite course for all of RESOURCE’S Career Skills Training programs. For more information click here or call 612-752-8100.

Free IT READY Training
Next Class Starts: May 4, 2015
Application Deadline: Apr. 13, 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+
Certified Nursing Assistant Training: ESNS
Fully funded by the City of Minneapolis for eligible participants. Rolling deadline.
For more information, call Roberto Martinez at 612-787-4068.

Free Business Classes
Program includes a small business mentor, 24 hours of small business training and an opportunity to apply for a small loan for your small business needs
Application deadline is April 15.

Four Saturdays from 9am-4pm

  • April 25
  • May 2
  • May 9
  • May 16

St. Louis Park Library
3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Email Marc Geiselhart or call 612-752-8410 to get an application.