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Job fairs and hiring events

Employer of the Day - Delta Global Services

Employer of the Day - MatrixCare, Inc

MatrixCare provides clinical, financial and operations software solutions for the skilled nursing, senior living and long-term care industries. They are hiring entry-level Software Support Analysts. 

Job development career fair

Sponsored by Hennepin County

Forty companies will be attending. There’s something for every job seeker!

Employer of the Day – MSS, Inc.

MSS is a non-profit serving adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. They are hiring Direct Support Professionals to provide programming and personal care.

Employment resources locations

Employment resources are available at the following locations Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm:

Sabathani Community Center

  • www.sabathani.org
  • 310 East 38th Street, Suite 120, Minneapolis, MN 55409
  • 612-348-9872

Hennepin-Carver Workforce Development Board CareerForce

A proud partner of the American Job Center network.

CareerForce Bloomington

CareerForce Brooklyn Park

CareerForce Carver – coming soon!

CareerForce Minneapolis North

CareerForce online

By creating a free account, you can find customizable career goal-setting tools, labor market information to help you in your career planning, and an easy-to-use career search tool. Plus, a personal dashboard lets you like, save and share articles, resources and other information you find helpful.

Resources for all

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.

Resources for veterans

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.

Resources for youth

City of Minneapolis

Minneapolis offers an employment and opportunity guide (PDF) for city youth.

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.

Resources for people with a criminal history

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.

The New Leaf Workshop combines a job search course with information on how, when, and why to disclose your record. Workshops are held at Minnesota Workforce Centers throughout the Metro area and are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. See New Leaf Workshop flyer for locations and dates (PDF).

Community resources

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 and public health and human service programs and some for-profit programs such as housing.

Broader Needs Assessment (BNA) – Go to a Hennepin County Human Service Center and ask for a BNA, which provides information about possible county and community resources that meet your needs.

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