Minneapolis WorkForce Center Job Seeker Bulletin: February 24

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February 24, 2015



Body Language Mistakes at Job Interviews

Having a great job interview is important for landing a job. Some job seekers spend a lot of time practicing answers to questions they anticipate and preparing questions for the hiring manager. Yet, they fail to fully prepare for the interview, making body language mistakes they could have avoided.
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City of Minneapolis Job Interest Cards
Fill out a City of Minneapolis Job Interest Card, and for the next 12 months, you will receive an email notification each time a position opens with the City of Minneapolis whose category matches one of the categories you've chosen. You will also receive a reminder email in 11 months to give you an opportunity to extend your notifications for another year.
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Twin Cities RISE!
The Twin Cities RISE! Core Program offers more than 30 courses in educational, career development and personal empowerment skills. The curriculum includes:

  • Work Skills training: basic computer skills, communication, and customer service
  • Personal Empowerment: personal stability, responsibility, and professional success
  • One-on-one coaching: An individual coach works with each participant during the program, job search, and a year into employment.
  • Employment placement: With concentrations in office support and operations, participants culminate their training program with a full time, living wage position.

The Core Program requires a commitment of 12-15 hours per week while in training, with classes in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Each session lasts ten weeks and includes a two-week period of formal evaluation.
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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.


  • 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.

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

Minneapolis North Workforce Center
Employer of the Day” Event
Tuesday, February 24, 1pm-4pm
1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

  • Northland Staffing - Hiring for positions at Target Field
  • Manpower - Hiring for material handlers & shipping
  • Labor Ready - Day labor service

Employer & Educator of the Day events can be found on The Department of Employment and Economic Development website.
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. Find jobs here.
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

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 health care, construction, office, project management, retail and 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.
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Virtual Military Job Fair
Wednesday, February 25, 11am-3pm
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.

Rasmussen College Career Fair
Tuesday, March 3, 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm
Rasmussen College
4400 West 78th Streeet, 6th Floor, Bloomington, MN 55435
Free and open to the public.

  • Healthcare Career Fair
    10:30am-11am – Employer Speaker from Allina Health
    11am-1pm – Nursing & Healthcare Employer recruitment and breakout sessions including; mock interviewing, resume review, LinkedIn workshop, LinkedIn photos, and a professional dress consultant.
  • Opportunities Career Fair
    5pm-7pm – Business, Tech, Design & Justice Studies employer recruitment and breakout sessions including mock interviewing, resume review, LinkedIn workshop, LinkedIn photos, and a professional dress consultant.

Questions? Call 952-545-2000.
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Minneapolis Career Fair - National Career Fairs
Tuesday, March 3, 11am-2pm
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
iPad Giveaway

Teaching Temps Inc. Employment Open House
Tuesday, March 3, 3pm-6pm
5300 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55422

On-site interviews. Please bring a copy of your resume.


  • Licensed Teachers **Sign on bonus**
  • Paraprofessionals/Educational Assistants
  • Early Childhood Staff (Teachers, Assistants, and Aides)

For more information, click here or call 763-797-9000.
** $50 Gas Card Give Away**

Globe University Career Fair
Wednesday, March 4, 4pm-7pm
Globe University – Minneapolis IDS Tower
80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Free and open to public. Employers are looking for placement or interns (Full-time, part-time, volunteering, and contract positions). For more information, email us.

Career Fair & Career Services Center
Career Services Center: Tuesday, March 17, 10am-5pm & Wednesday, March 18, 9am-3pm
Career Fair: Wednesday, 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 day of the career fair.
Special training for Veterans also is offered.
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Forum on Workplace Inclusion Career Fair
Wednesday, March 18, 9am-4pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Meet with more than 50 Upper-Midwest employers looking to hire interns & entry-level to professional positions. The Career Fair is free and open to the public but pre-register to have your resume viewed by participating companies in advance.
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The Get Jobs Job Fair
Thursday, March 26, 11am-4pm
Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
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River South Job Fair
Saturday, March 28, 10am-3pm
Canterbury Park Expo Center
1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379

Representatives from Canterbury Park, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel/SMSC, Valleyfair, and the Renaissance Festival will all attend the job fair and offer on-site interviews for full-time,
part-time and seasonal positions.
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MINNESOTAJOBS.COM, KQRS, 93X, & The Ticket Job Fair
Friday, April 3, 9am-5pm
Ramada Mall of America - Airport Hotel
2300 East American Boulevard, Bloomington, MN 55425

MINNESOTAJOBS.COM, KQRS, 93X, and 105 The Ticket are partnering with local businesses to put talented individuals in employment positions in the Twin Cities.  Mark your calendar for the April 3rd Job Fair at the Ramada Mall of America - Airport Hotel.
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Minnesota Education Job Fair
Monday, April 13, 10am-3pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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. There is a $20 registration fee.
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Training Opportunities

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Seeking Women for Construction Training
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.

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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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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EMERGE Trainings
Learn more about EMERGE trainings at a one-hour Training Orientation.
Also get help with a high school diploma or GED.
Registration not required.
For more information, email Mohamed or call 612-236-0465.
Orientations are Mondays, 10am-11am
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411
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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

  • Age 18 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 

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. Find more information here or call 612-752-8100.
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Free IT READY Training
Next Class Starts: May 4, 2015
Application Deadline: April 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
A small business mentor, 24 hours of small business training
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.