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Information for job seekers

Get the support you need to prepare for employment and find a job.

If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment benefits.

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Virtual hiring events

Attend a hiring event online:

  • Live chat with employers from 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Virtual self-guided employer booths available all day

Steps to attend:

  1. Create an account with Elevate Futures.
  2. On the day of the event log into your account to join the event.

Employers have openings in various fields.

Wednesday, August 4, 1–2 p.m.

This event is promoted by CareerForce. 

Register at Eventbrite 

Cassia

  • CNA
  • RN
  • LPN
  • Cooks
  • Dietary aides
  • Activities assistant
  • Home health aide
  • Housekeeper

Children's Minnesota

  • Cooks
  • Housekeeping
  • Nursing assistants
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Phlebotomists
  • Medical lab technicians
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Medical assistants
  • Surgical technologists
  • Security officers
  • Patient registration

Dungarvin

  • Direct support staff
  • Nursing assistant
  • Mental health specialist
  • Community support specialist

Ebenezer (Senior Living and Care)

  • Activity assistant
  • Server/Culinary assistant
  • Café assistant
  • Dietary assistant
  • Resident assistant/Home health aide
  • Nursing assistant (CNA)
  • Housekeeper
  • Assistant child care teacher or aide
  • Receptionist
  • Support chef/cook
  • LPN
  • Maintenance assistant

Fairview Health Services

  •  Patient representative or registration
  • Housekeeping
  • Nursing assistant
  • Medical assistant apprentice
  • Environmental services
  • Nutrition services aide
  • Cooks
  • Security officer
  • Team coordinator

Hammer Residences

  • Direct support professionals
  • Assistant program managers

Mary T, Inc.

  • Direct support professionals

MNGI Digestive Health

  • Clinic assistants
  • Registered nurses
  • Patient coordinator
  • Specialized scheduler
  • Medical appointment scheduler
  • Endoscopy technicians

Partnership Resources

  • Program assistant
  • Billing assistant
  • Program specialist
  • Vocational specialist
  • Designated coordinator

Residential Transitions, Inc.

  • Mental health worker
  • Lead mental health worker
  • Program manager

Spectrum Health Companies (Carefree Living and Spectrum Community Health, Inc.)

  • Home health aides
  • Cooks
  • Dietary aides
  • RNs

Our offices are currently closed to the public to protect the community’s health and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19); however, you can still access many services via phone: 612-596-1300.

Job search resources

Job search resources are available at careerforcemn.com. By creating a free account, you can find customizable career goal-setting tools, labor market information and an easy-to-use career search tool. Additionally, a personal dashboard lets you like, save and share articles, resources and other information you find helpful.

Employment resource locations

If you have questions about your job search or would like assistance with a resume, please call Meykal Ahmed at 612-348-9872.

Hennepin-Carver Workforce Development Board CareerForce

CareerForce Bloomington

www.careerforcemn.com/bloomington
4220 West Old Shakopee Road, Suite 200, Bloomington, MN 55437
952-703-7730

CareerForce Brooklyn Park

www.careerforcemn.com/brooklynpark
7225 Northland Drive, Suite 100, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
763-279-4400

CareerForce Carver

https://www.careerforcemn.com/chaska
602 4th Street East, Chaska, MN 55318
952-361-1711

CareerForce Minneapolis North

www.careerforcemn.com/minneapolisnorth
800 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-299-7200

Get started planning your career search with these resources.

Education and training

Adult education

Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Education offers classes in English Language, GED preparation, computers, math, science, social studies, FastTRAC, career pathways, employment skills, citizenship, and child development.

Associate degree program for low income students

Low-income students with a high school GPA of at least 2.5 can apply for a two-year associate degree program from the University of St. Thomas in the Dougherty Family College in downtown Minneapolis. Each student will be considered for scholarships and grants, with some applicants paying as little as $1,000 per year.

Construction

Summit Academy offers accredited courses in IT, construction and health care. Financial aid is available for qualified students, as well as job placement assistance for graduates.

Culinary arts

People Serving People offers free short-term training programs, including a 13-week culinary training program.

Employment and financial literacy

Center for Changing Lives Minnesota, part of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, offers monthly classes in employment empowerment and financial literacy.

Green economy and transit

Virtual Career Network offers information on career options, free online classes, training and education programs, and opportunities to find job openings in healthcare, the green economy and transit.

Health-care

Summit Academy offers accredited courses in IT, construction and health care. Financial aid is available for qualified students, as well as job placement assistance for graduates.

Virtual Career Network offers information on career options, free online classes, training and education programs, and opportunities to find job openings in healthcare, the green economy and transit.

Minneapolis Employment and Training

Minneapolis Employment and Training administers a variety of employment and free short-term training programs under the direction of the mayor, city council, and Minneapolis Workforce Council.

Teaching

YWCA Early Childhood Teacher Development Program helps students gain professional skills they can take into a classroom.

Technology

Minneapolis TechHire provides training and job placement in software engineering and support roles for nontraditional, diverse IT workers.

Summit Academy offers accredited courses in IT, construction and health care. Financial aid is available for qualified students, as well as job placement assistance for graduates.

The Urban Tech Jobs Program from the Minneapolis Urban League is an accelerated technology training program designed for unemployed adults 18 and over with a high school diploma or GED. Free classes and training are offered along with counseling, paid work experiences, and support for job readiness, personal resiliency and development.

Training programs for new Americans

The International Institute of Minnesota offers:

Job search

Apprenticeships

More than 100 employers participate in the Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative to offer paid on-the-job training with related technical instruction in 29 high-growth occupations spanning five industries: advanced manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, information technology and transportation.

Job search guide

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Job Search Guide provides insights and practical advice to help job seekers plan and launch a successful job search.

Veteran and Military Transition Center

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network

The Veteran and Military Transition Center helps veterans injured or disabled as a result of their military service find programs and resources, locate assistance, access benefits and find or keep a job. Learn more at the Veteran and Military Transition Center webpage.

Veterans employment center

The Veterans Administration and Department of Defense help veterans get civilian employment after active duty. Visit the veterans employment center for job seekers.

Veterans employment programs

Current or former military members, no matter the era of service, receive priority services in all CareerForce locations across the state. See Employment resources locations on this site or veterans employment programs.

Job Corps

Job Corps is a no cost program offering career training and HSD/GED to low income youth ages 16-24. Students also receive free room and board, uniforms, medical care, drivers ed, biweekly allowance and more! View the Job Corps program flyer (PDF).

Construction program for native youth

Little Earth YouthBuild Program: paid construction training for 18-24 year old members of the Native community. The program provides training, learning carpentry skills and job placement assistance. View the flyer for the Little Earth YouthBuild Program (PDF)

Education grants and scholarships

The SOAR Program works with youth between the ages of 18 to 24, who have had run-ins with the law and are seeking educational opportunities. SOAR offers grant and scholarship opportunities to youth to help them get their GEDs and additional training. Must live in zip codes listed in the attached flyer.

SOAR is a program of OIC of America. Learn more about SOAR (PDF).

Step Up

Step Up connects Minneapolis youth ages 14-21 with training and paid internships at over 200 top local employers. Summer 2020 applications will be available in December 2019.

Job preparation and training

Accessibility Incorporated's Career and Educational Pathways program supports adults with criminal backgrounds seeking second chances as they reenter the community. Services may include assistance with housing, transportation, legal aid, budgeting and driver’s license reinstatement.

Ex-Offender Job Readiness assists ex-offenders living in the Twin Cities prepare to re-enter the workforce.

Step Ahead helps job seekers with felony convictions and other criminal charges know their work options, set goals, get training, and be successful in their job search.

Job search

Jobs for Felons Hub maintains lists of jobs for felons by city and state, lists of companies that hire felons, and links to job training resources.

Community resources page – find help with clothing, financial assistance, grocery and household supplies, and medical care, such as medication.

Waypoint – find free or low-cost resources such as food, medical assistance, job training and more. This mobile-friendly website has mapping capabilities and can show you how to get to resources.

MNhelp – get information on community services that individuals and communities need to sustain and improve their daily lives such as health care and childcare, job training, education and recreation, retirement, disability and social service information. This directory contains information on nonprofit, public health and human service programs, as well as some for-profit programs such as housing.

Broader Needs Assessment (BNA) – to obtain the most updated resource information, call the county resource helpline at 612-348-3000 or visit the Human Services community resources page.

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