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February 25, 2015



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“Get Ready & Go!”
2nd Annual Hiring Expo

DATE & TIME: Monday, April 6th 7:00am-10:00am
LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55403
Many contractors and unions will be represented. More to come…

Metro HRA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Opening

MHRAThe Metropolitan Council Housing and Redevelopment Authority (Metro HRA) is accepting online applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.

Online applications are available 8:00 am Tuesday, February 24, 2015 through 12:00 noon on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Visit to fill out an online application 24 hours a day during this time period. Translation is available in 60 different languages.

It does not matter when you submit your application during the open period, as long as it is submitted by 12:00 noon on Friday, February 27, 2015. There is no advantage to applying early.

The Metro HRA will place 2,000 applicants on the waiting list through a random drawing from all applications received. Metro HRA will award 95% of waiting list placements to applicants who live, work or attend school full-time in the Twin Cities 7 county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties). The remaining 5% of waiting list placements will be awarded to any other applicant.

The Section 8 HCV program provides rent assistance to households with very low incomes. In order to qualify, annual gross household income cannot exceed:

  • 1 person: $29,050
  • 2 persons: $33,200
  • 3 persons: $37,350
  • 4 persons: $41,450
  • 5 persons: $44,800
  • 6 persons: $48,100
  • 7 persons: $51,400
  • 8 persons: $54,750

Applications are not available in the HRA offices, and fax or e-mail requests are not accepted. Applicants may use any computer, tablet or smart-phone with internet access to apply, including free computers at public libraries. Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation are encouraged to submit a request in advance of the waiting list opening to allow time for processing.

Section 8

The Section 8 program uses the existing private rental market and provides payments to private landlords on behalf of low- income renters. Participating property owners are guaranteed a stable source of rental income.

Families may rent any type of housing in the Metro HRA service area from participating property owners. Eligible households pay 30% to 40% of their incomes for rent, and Metro HRA pays the remainder, within established rent guidelines.

Other Metro HRA programs

Metro HRA also delivers other housing programs in partnership with state and local agencies that help persons with special needs live as independently as possible.

More about the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found at This is important housing information. If you do not understand it, have someone translate it for you now.

How to Apply

Want to Explore a New Occupation in 2015?

Join us for a FREE Career Information Session!


Tramseylibrary-transparenthese sessions are open to the public. Learn about occupational and sector specific hiring and career trends, related career resources, training and educational resources and labor market information.

  • (DATE CHANGED) March 31, 2015 – Orthotics and Prosthetics, Roseville Library – 2180 Hamline Ave. N. 55113
  • April 28, 2015 – Nursing, Roseville Library – 2180 Hamline Ave. N. 55113

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Workshops 2015

Web and HTML Fundamentals

  • Start Date: February 25, 2015
  • Workshop Length: 6 Weeks
  • Days and Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00PM – 8:30PM
  • Instructor: David Skarjune
  • Program Fee: Free for those who qualify

Workshop Description:

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the primary means of formatting content for the web, email, ebooks, and smart phone apps. In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how the web operates and how to plan a website project, and practice tagging web pages with HTML elements to organize all types of content. Participants will also work with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to format text and website layouts, and review current trends for user interaction and mobile optimization.   (Participants must successfully pass the assessment tool associated with this workshop)

Program Contact:David Zelmer, (612) 341-3358 Ext.126

WordPress Content Management

  • Start Date: February 26, 2015.
  • Workshop Length: 6 Weeks
  • Days and Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00PM – 8:30PM.
  • Instructor: David Skarjune
  • Program Fee: Free for those who qualify 

Workshop Description: WordPress is a leading content management system (CMS) on the World Wide Web for blogs and websites. In this workshop, participants will learn the skills needed to launch a CMS-driven website with WordPress, create compelling content with text, images, and media, and manage users, security, and software technology. They will also customize web pages with themes and styles, use plugins and widgets to add web functionality, and integrate social media and other web services for automation.

(Participants must successfully pass the assessment tool associated with this workshop)

Program Contact:Stephanie Hobot,, (612) 341-3358 Ext.126

Enroll Today! Spring Quarter Starts March 10, 2015 Currently enrolling for the following programs and courses: Administrative Assistant Specialist, Health Information Technology Specialist, Human Services Technician, Health Occupation Careers – Direct Care, Java, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+ and SQL.  Contact us and enroll today.

See yourself in a Technical Career!


Women in Technical Careers is a scholarship program designed to help you as a female student succeed in a technical degree program at Dunwoody College of Technology and launch yourself into a great career. Program participants receive a scholarship as well as advising and support services to ensure their success at Dunwoody.

Great opportunity for women!!!  Dunwoody has a new grant program for women in non-traditional careers. Please print the flyers and post them in your Resource Rooms, Career Centers, and hand them out to individuals.  Maggie’s information is in the below email so women can contact her direct. If you know of anyone, please pass this on, or if you would like Maggie to come out to speak to a woman’s group give her a call.

What is the Women in Technical Careers program?

Women in Technical Careers Scholarship Program

Time to Graduation: 2 YEARS
Average Starting Salary of a Dunwoody Graduate: $38,000*
Job Placement Rate: 97%**

Interested? The deadline to apply for this scholarship for the 2015-16 school year is May 1, 2015. For details, contact Maggie Whitman: or 612-381-3362 or visit

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  • Asian 4%
  • Black or African American 41.69%
  • Hispanic or Latino 10.69%
  • White 33.31%
  • Undefined 13.23%

Construction Hiring Connection

Register your skills, experience and resume on your own construction account that you can update 24/7. This account is viewable for contractors who are working on government related construction projects (for example, LRTWorks light rail projects and other large developments like stadiums, water treatment facilities and public land development sites).


  • Males 76.46%
  • Females 19.62%
  • Undefined 3.92%