Minneapolis WorkForce Job Seeker Bulletin: April 14

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April 14, 2015



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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 completing, work preparation or employment goals for Minneapolis Youth ages 14-21.
  • Dislocated Worker Program
    Comprehensive services for those who have lost their job through no fault of their own for adult ages 18 and older.
  • Train to Career
    Job-skills training in a select occupation in demand for low-income, Minneapolis residents.

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

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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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City of Minneapolis
Find out what jobs are available at the City of Minneapolis, read full job descriptions, and fill out an online application by following the link below. New jobs are posted on Monday of each week. Currently seeking full-time IT Deskside Support Technician and IT Service Desk Agents.
View job postings and apply online 

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB)
The Maintenance Division is recruiting for Seasonal Park Maintenance Workers. Find these positions and others on the MPRB 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.

Upcoming Job Search Events

HIRED’s Spring Career Fair
Tuesday, April 14, 9am-Noon
Sabathani Community Center, Second Floor Banquet Room
310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Parking is available in Sabathani lot or surrounding streets.

Bring your resume and come prepared to speak to employers. No registration required.

Questions? Please email Christy Simpson, Business Development Coordinator, or call 612-287-1387.
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Design of Medical Devices Conference Career Fair
Tuesday, April 14, 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Designed for those seeking employment or internships to network with Medical Device industry professionals and companies. Free for Job Seekers, no registration required. Bring 10-15 copies of your resume. Individuals needing any accommodations to attend this event, please email Trisha Johnson.
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Hiring Days at CLUES
Wednesday, April 15, 10am-Noon
CLUES St. Paul
797 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Event is free and open to the public. Come prepared to complete an application (or complete one online prior to event) and don’t forget your resumes. Questions? Call CLUES at 651-379-4200.
See English Flyer
See Spanish Flyer
CLUES Jobseeker Blogspot

Meridian Services Job Fair
Thursday, April 16, 10am-2pm and 
Friday, April 17, 10am-2pm
Meridian Services
9400 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427

Prior registration is required. There are full-time, part-time, weekday and overnights, seasonal shifts, weekend hours and overnight weekends available in various locations including; Blaine, Brooklyn Park, New Brighton, Maple Grove, Crystal, Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, Cottage Grove, Buffalo, and Maple Lake.

All Position Requirements

  • at least 18 years old
  • have a minimum of 1 years’ experience working with challenging behaviors and Mental Health experience
  • have a vehicle
  • have car insurance
  • have an acceptable driving record (as determined by Meridian Services policy).

Questions? Please call Meridian Service Office at 763-450-5000.
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Registration Link

ValleyFair Job Fair
Thursday, April 16, 2pm-6pm
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Hosted by EMERGE, this job fair is designed for youths ages 16 years and older. Positions begin in May. There will be an 
end-of-the-season-bonus. Completion of job application prior to attending the event is required. Be prepared for an interview.

Tansportation Information: Van ride pick-up and drop-off for ValleyFair employees will be available at the 28th Avenue Transit Station in Bloomington (off the 5 bus line or light rail) all summer.

For more information, call EMERGE at 612-529-9267.
Registration Link

Utility and Energy Construction Job Fair
Tuesday, April 21, 11am-7pm
Ramada Bloomington Minneapolis, Airport Mall
2300 East American Boulevard, Bloomington, MN 55425

More than 30 employers from the utility construction industry will be on hand to speak to interested job seekers. Career opportunities exist for interested candidates ranging from recent high school graduates, veterans and individuals with varied experiences seeking exposure to a new field.
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Minneapolis Career Fair
Tuesday, April 28, 6pm-8pm
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425
Meet hiring managers of companies ranging from small local businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. Come prepared to introduce yourself. Don’t forget your resume! Registration is required.
Registration Link

DAV RecruitMilitary All Veterans Career Fair
Thursday, April 30, 11am-3pm
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Anyone who has served on active duty, in the National Guard, or in the Reserves and their spouses is invited to attend this event to find a new career. More than 40 companies will attend. Registration is required. Event is free.
See Flyer
Register Here

Downtown Minneapolis Job Fair 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 10am-3pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Companies will be hiring for careers in accounting, assembly, clerical, construction, customer service, health care, IT, management, manufacturing, retail, sales, security, transportation, warehouse and more! Come prepared to make an impression. Don’t forget your resume! Event is free and open to the public.
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Training Opportunities

Free EMERGE Computer Training
All classes are designed around what you need to know to help you in your job search and employment.
Computer Basics for Employment: 

  • April 13 to 16, 2015
  • May 11 to 14, 2015

Internet Use for Employment: 

  • April 20 to 23, 2015
  • May 18 to 21, 2015

Email for Employment:

  • April 27 to 30, 2015
  • June 1 to 4, 2015

Microsoft Word for Employment:

  • May 4 to 7, 2015
  • June 8 to 11, 2015

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Earn college credits and industry credentials in a high demand field at Hennepin Technical College.
This is a 10 month program (18 college credits) in which you can earn multiple National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials. Evening classes are available. Individual must have a high school diploma and criminal background is not a barrier.
Application deadline: Friday, April 24, 2015.
Attend a Training Orientation Session:
1101 West Broadway Avenue, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55411

For more information, email Jon Vang or call 612-787-3806.
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Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Training
If you are interested in the Bank and Finance Training or the Contact Center Training, both on Monday, April 27, you must attend the information session.

Information Session:
Tuesday, April 14, 2pm (arrive by 1:45pm)
Goodwill-Easter Seals
553 Fairview Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104

People interested in other trainings (Automotive Service Technician, Computer Literacy, Construction or Medical Office) should also attend this Information Session. 
Questions? Call the Information Hotline at 651-379-5997 or the Outreach Coordinator at 651-379-5837.

Free Business Classes

This course 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: Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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.

Free Business Classes
This course 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: Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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.

Free Summit Academy OIC Training
All classes start April 27 and graduate September 18 and starts again July 6 and graduate November 25.
Classes include:

  • Construction & Carpentry (Carpentry, Residential Rehab Tech, Concrete Form Work)
  • Community Health Worker with Internship
  • Pharmacy Technician

Free information sessions every Wednesday at 10am.
Questions? Call 612-377-0150.
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Dunwoody College of Technology: Women in Technical Careers
Women in Technical Careers is a scholarship program to help female students succeed in a technical degree program at Dunwoody and launch a great career. Program participants receive a scholarship as well as advising and support services to ensure their success at Dunwoody.
Scholarship application deadline for 2015-16 school year is
Friday, May 1, 2015.

For details, email Maggie Whitman, or call 612-381-3362.
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Free Project for Pride in Living Trainings
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): May 4 to June 5, 2015
Class hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Program includes 3 weeks of employment skills, computer and office training, and a 2-week internship in a healthcare setting. Included is an introduction to medical terminology, First Aid and CPR Certification. Participants must be current CNAs and preferably have some CNA work experience. A monetary award will be given upon class completion.

Banking: June 8 to June 26, 2015
Class hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
The program builds professional and customer service skills needed for success in a bank teller position. Included is a first interview with local bank managers looking for individuals who are ready to start their career in banking. A monetary award will be given upon class completion.

Human Services Pathway: June 2015
Class hours: Monday-Friday, 5:30pm-8:30pm
This 8 ½ - month program in partnership with Hennepin County, MCTC and adult education builds computer and professional skills and gives hands on experience during a 2-week internship with Hennepin County. This program will prepare you for positions such as Human Services Representative. MCTC credits will be earned upon class completion. 

Email Abbie Hanson or call 612-455-5293 with questions.
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East Side Neighborhood Services ServSafe Food Safety Manager Training
Tuesday, May 12, 9am-4:30pm and
Thursday, May 14, 9am-1pm
Space is limited, so please sign up soon! For more information, call Emma Olson at 612-787-4035 or email Roberto Martinez.
See Application

12 week training starting in July
Classes are Monday-Thursday, 6pm-8pm
Cisco IT credential and preparation for CompTIA A+ certification
Questions? Information sessions will be held at EMERGE, 1101 West Broadway Avenue, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55411, every Monday at 10am.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2015!
For more information, email Jon Vang or call 612-787-3806.

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 start July 13, August 10, and September 8.
Funding is available for qualifying students who would otherwise be unable to attend.
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Free IT READY Training
Class Starts:Monday, July 20, 2015
Application Deadline: Monday, June 29, 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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Certified Nursing Assistant Training: ESNS
Fully funded by the City of Minneapolis for eligible participants. Rolling deadline. For more information, email Roberto Martinez or call 612-787-4068.

The MnDOT-DEED Highway Heavy Construction Training Program
The MnDOT-DEED HHCT-2015 program will launch its fifth year in providing occupational training that will be of significant benefit to women and minorities in Minnesota.
See Application
For more information, email or call 651-642-0704. 

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota Seeking Women For Non-Traditional Job Grants Program
Free help for low-income women and women over age 50 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.
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 or call 651-379-5837.