Job fairs and hiring events
Employer of the Day – VOLT Workforce Solutions
- Tuesday, March 20, 2018
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Room 120
Minneapolis, MN 55409
- Volt event flyer (PDF)
Learn about opportunities in highway construction
Meet contractors, unions and community-based training organizations in an informal, trade show setting. Learn about hiring opportunities, upcoming job fairs and training for highway construction jobs. Find out what types of skills are needed for highway and transit construction. Light refreshments and child care is provided. Two sessions are available. Learn more in the March job fair flyer (PDF).
- Monday, March 19, 2018
- 6 to 8 p.m.
- Incarnation Catholic Church
3817 Pleasant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
- Saturday, March 24, 2018
- 9 to 11:30 a.m.
- St. Peter’s African Methodist Episcopal Church
401 East 41st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409
EMERGE career and resource fair
- Thursday, March 27, 2018
- 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center
505 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55354
- March 27 career fair flyer (PDF)
Hennepin County career development fair – 40 employers attending!
- Monday, April 2, 2018
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, 2nd floor
Minneapolis, MN 55401
- Library career fair flyer (PDF)
Northside job and resource fair
East Side Job Fair – over 20 employers attending!
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018
- 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 Second Street N.E.
Minneapolis MN 55413
- East Side job fair flyer (PDF)
People of Color career fair – more than 20 employers will be attending
Pre-register and receive a free Metro Transit free ride pass.
DEED-approved job and career hiring events calendar
These events, including weekly job fairs, are listed and updated frequently at Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Child care changes
There are significant changes for 2018 child care procedures. Please review the new document “Child care summary of changes for 2018” in the Child Care Forms & Procedures drawer, Additional information section. Further questions and clarification should be addressed with the Child Care Assistance worker assigned to your agency. (Posted 3/14/18)
DEED’s Stepping Stones Program
DEED is announcing a new program for MFIP participants that provides assistance with intensive employment counseling, housing, transportation, child care, health care and mental health resources, ABE/GED/ESL registration, criminal background issues, legal assistance and substance abuse referrals. Must be an MFIP participant in Hennepin County, have low reading and /or math skills, and have multiple barriers to employment. For more information and the referral form, please go to the Referral-based services drawer, Employment-related programs section.
EMERGE provides a wide range of services
These services include employment, job training, financial services, and housing. Free training opportunities include an 8-week program beginning early April for manufacturing fundamentals, a 7 – 10 month CNC Welding and Machining program, and ongoing GED test preparation. Information sessions are Tuesdays at 9:30am and Thursdays at 3:30pm, located at: 1834 Emerson Ave No., Minneapolis, MN 55411. For more information, go to Community resources, education and training, and scroll down to Education and training.
Free basic highway construction laborer training for women and minorities
HIRED and Avivo have been awarded a grant through MNDOT-DEED to provide recruitment and case management services for basic highway construction laborer training (starting mid-April), support services and job search resources for women and minorities (18+), to increase their opportunities for employment in the highway construction industry. There are many pre-requirements, however the training is free and beginning wages are $16 - $26 an hour. For more information, go to the Community resources, education and training drawer, Education and training section, Short term training category. Please read through all requirements prior to making a referral.
New crisis phone number for cell phones
If you are in a crisis and have a cell phone, call **CRISIS and the call will be forwarded to your county crisis team. **CRISIS works only in the Twin Cities metro area.
Free tax preparation sites
There are numerous organizations throughout Hennepin County that provide free tax preparation for low-income people. To find a location, go to the Community resources, education and training drawer on this page, and look in the Tax Preparation—Free section.
Hennepin Pathways training programs
These provide free training opportunities for individuals looking for employment with Hennepin County and other regional partners. Hennepin Pathways training programs prepare participants for jobs in several areas, including human services, building operations, office administration, and 911 telecommunications. For more information, go to the Community resource, education and training drawer, below.