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This is the latest pdf copy of job support groups in the metro area. Please check the group website or call ahead to confirm dates and times for each group. I enjoyed going to different groups in ...

This is the latest pdf copy of job support groups in the metro area. Please check the group website or call ahead to confirm dates and times for each group. I enjoyed going to different groups in order to network and see what each group had to offer. I made a lot new friends and got many ideas and leads from them, I encourage you to do the same. Feel free to share the list with others you know who may benefit from it.

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  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12Job Transition groups host guest speakers and offer group discussions on topics related to job search, an opportunity to network for job leads and the chance to gain support from other job seekers. Please share the list with Out Placement Firms, RecruitmentFirms, Temporary employment firms, Churches, Work Force Centers and all individuals seeking employment so they can choose a group that meets their needs at a convenient time and location. Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact ANDOVER Constance Free Church. Monday nites 763-434-5995Job Transition Network 16150 Crosstown Blvd 6:30 to 9 PM. N.W. Andover Mn ANOKA Mt Olive Lutheran Church 9:30 Wednesday mornings, Format is Open, review new members, what Scott Schwarz Mt Olive Networking 700 Western Street, Anoka, upstairs in the Choir room. type of employment everyone is looking for schwarzsc@hotmail.com Group MN Help desk is located as you that attends the meetings. New issues- 763-898-6985 come in the front door. COBRA, unemployment-we are not experts, but have experienced. Open to discuss new programs and new ideas. Support of job seekers and support for those who want to come in and discuss loss of jobs with others- emotional support as well. BLAINE Work Force Center Tuesday Veterans Only 763-783-4800 Veterans Job Club 1201 89th Ave. NE 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Special Job Search Topics Each Week Tim LaBeau Suite 235 Varied Speakers 763-785-6488 Networking opportunities online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc workshops BLOOMINGTON Tuesdays 9 am to 11am Networking. Comprised primarily of Meetings by invitation onlyMinnesota Manufacturing (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Minneapolis / St. Paul based professionals LinkedIn Group is OPEN to SR Network month) with at least ten years of manufacturing Mfg. Experience. No recruiters. experience in a leadership role. Veterans group 4220 West Old Shakopee Rd Weekly on Tuesdays Networking, job search strategies, sharing of Alan Hill Minnesota WorkForce #100 8:30-11:00 am ideas and job leads, etc 952-346-4067 Center Hennepin South Bloomington online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc workshops Starbucks Wednesday Networking By Invitation Only Specializing on Sales & Marketing Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 1 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact rdCareer Networking Group Hilton, 3 Monday of each month Networking www.pmi-mn.orgThe Minnesota Chapter of 34th Ave & American Blvd 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm speakers CareerNet page the Project Management East, Bloomington, MN. (check the website) workshops career_networking@pmi-mn.org Institute – (PMI-MN) for Project Managers 651-917-6246 FENG Christ Presbyterian Church Last Thursday of the month Networking and support for financial Mark Richards Financial Executives Lee Hecht Harrison 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM executive’s members of FEI and FENG. richards_mj@msn.com Networking Group International Plaza – Suite Under ‘Chapters – Meeting FEI membership has reduced fee for finance 612-859-8869 (FENG) 505 Announcements’ for executives in transition – holds monthly Please contact for membership 7900 International Drive complete details meetings for networking, professional information Bloomington, MN 55425 Also publish bi-weekly development and guest speakers For schedules of events/locations, listing of senior finance FENG membership is free – must have please visit the Minneapolis opportunities from on-line, sponsor to join. Holds joint Career Service chapter at recruiters and FEI/FENG meeting with FEI. www.thefeng.orgBROOKLYN CENTER Brookdale Library Meeting times are typically This group is open to anyone with medical Contact is through Linkedin Medical Device Job Room A/B the first Wednesday of the device or related industry experience, either Look under groups Transition Group 6125 Shingle Creek month starting at 7 PM, but in transition or currently working but looking Parkway may vary for new opportunities. Monthly F2F meetings Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 provide the opportunity to discuss relevantmedical device issues while meeting others in the industry BROOKLYN PARK For information please call Job Club Work Force Center – Every Monday Pre-registration required Rebecca Carpentier HIRED and DEED (Hennepin North) 10:00 – 11:30 PM Brooklyn Park, 763-536-6016 763-279-4400 7225 Northland Drive Call for information Special Job Search Topics Each Week online registration Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 Varied Speakers www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc Networking opportunities workshops Veterans Job Club Work Force Center Fridays Veterans Only For information please call 7225 Northland Drive, 9:00 – 11:00 Special Job Search Topics Each Week Mark Mann Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 Sign up at the front desk Varied Speakers 763-279-4424 Networking opportunities 763-279-4400 online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc workshops Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 2 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization ContactFaith Based Job Search Living Word Christian First and third Mondays of Our Faith Based Job Search Leaders show www.FaithBasedJobSearch.com Center each month at 6:30-8:30 you how to combine the Word with real- info@faithbasedjobsearch.com 9201 75th Ave N PM at the Living Word world job hunting skills. Topics: Driving out 763-315-7000 Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 Christian Center Room Fear, Resume Writing, Internet Search, SG2. Interview Process, God’s Plan for You, and To get to Room SG2 go to more. This 6-session course is free and open the western-most end of the to the community. new corridor NHCC Job Support North Hennepin Community Meets third Wednesday of This group is an initiative for students and Leslie Philmon Network College 7411 85th Avenue month at others affected by job loss, transition, and Workforce Partnership Liaison North Brooklyn Park, MN 5:00 – 6:10 p.m. under / unemployment; a chance to connect lphilmon@nhcc.edu 55445 with and support one another and; an 763-493-0501 opportunity to learn about specific employment topics. We start with a group check-in / sharing, then focus the majority of the time on a specific employment topic followed by your questions. Our meetings are led by campus or community volunteers/guest speakers. All are welcome! BURNSVILLE Prince of Peace Tuesday Sponsored by Prince of Peace and Shepherd 952-898-9388 The Job Connections Upper Level Entrance 6:30 – 8:15 PM of the Valley Churches www.princeofpeaceonline.org/jcg Group 13901 Fairview Drive, Networking, speakers addressing job search Burnsville MN 55337. skills and small group discussion/support Networking Job Club Minnesota WorkForce Every Wednesday Usually speakers, presentations or topics for Bob Satterstrom Center - Dakota County 9am to 11am the first hour, 952-895-7663 2900 County Road 42 West Suite 140 Networking for the second hour. Robert.Satterstrom@state.mn.us Burnsville, MN 55337 online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc workshopsVeterans Networking Job Minnesota WorkForce Every Monday Usually speakers, presentations or topics Harry Ostendorf Club Center - Dakota County 10 am to 11:30 for the first hour, Networking for the second 952-895-7656 2900 County Road 42 West Suite 140 hour Harry.Ostendorf@state.mn.us Burnsville, MN 55337 online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc workshops Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 3 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact CAMBRIDGE Cambridge WorkForce Every-other Friday from Discuss local job leads, interviewing and Melissa Duchene Cambridge WorkForce Center 9:00 - 10:30 AM resume strategies and techniques, along melissa.duchene@state.mn.us Center 140 Buchanan Street N, with inviting an guest speakers 763-279-4479 Suite 152 online registration Cambridge, MN 55008 www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc workshops 763-279-4492 CHANHASSEN 8201 Main Street 2nd and 4th Tuesday 7:00 – The JTSG is designed to provide spiritual, George Davisson St Huberts Catholic 8:45 pm. physiological, and moral support for people 952 443 0010 Community ON HOLD that are going through job transition. George_Davisson@Yahoo.com Coon Rapids Church of The Epiphany Tuesday evenings 6:30 - NMJNG is a non-denominational group open North Metro Job 1900 - 111th Avenue NW 8:30 P.M. to all persons. A positive evening that begins Richard White Networking Group Coon Rapids, MN 55433 and ends with prayer. We offer Speakers richardwhite01@q.com from time to time, networking, current job Church Office 763-755-1020 Room 709-711 leads, ongoing job search strategies. One-on- one work with Dick White on resume work, interviewing techniques and managing career transitions; Join other jobs seekers to share and be informed.Surviving Unemployment The Church of Epiphany Mondays Non-denominational group open to all. Mary Maness Life Challenges 1900-111th Avenue 6:30pm to 8:00pm Group offers emotional support, information, mmaness4@yahoo.com Coon Rapids, MN 55433 and resources that address housing issues, Church Office 763-755-1020 health, finances, and much more. A place to receive support and information, know they are not alone, gives people hope and strength to effectively continue their job search EAGAN Easter Lutheran Church Every Tuesday at Intended to inspire job seekers, refine job catherine@arbez.com Easter Job Transitions 4200 Pilot Knob Road • 7:30-9:00 AM seeking skills, and celebrate successes. www.easterjobs.org Group Eagan, MN 55122 New presentation by Topics change each week. Guest speakers, 651-452-3680 Pilot Knob at Diffley Road professional recruiter discussion groups, videos, networking 1st Tuesday of each month opportunities. EDEN PRAIRIE 13600 Technology Drive Wednesday Networking 952-937-2776 St. Andrew Lutheran Eden Prairie 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM http://www.standrewlu.org/ Church Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 4 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact ITNetworkers St. Andrew Lutheran Wednesday Speakers, small group discussions for all groups.yahoo.com/group/ITNetworkers Choir Room 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Techies ITGroup_Minnesota@yahoo.com 13600 Technology Drive The Original Jobs In St. Andrew Lutheran Monday Focused on providing hands-on experience in http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JITSGTransition Support Group 13600 Technology Drive 7:00 – 9:00 PM key job search skills for people who are JITSG@yahoogroups.com unemployed or underemployed in the second half of their working careers but everyone is welcome. Offering workshops on your Elevator Speech, Resume Writing, and Interview Practice. Also Speakers on relevant topics of the Job Search Crossroads Career Grace Church of Eden 1st Thursday of the Month Expert Speakers and varied career search Dave Sparkman Network Prairie 7:30AM - 9:30AM topics, facilitated and informal networking, david_sparkman@uhc.com 9301 Eden Prairie Road Divine Grind (Cafeteria- to prayer and support. Small groups available. www.ccnatgrace.com Eden Prairie, MN 55347 the right inside Door 4) (see "Upcoming Events" tab for changes) Crossroads Career Grace Church of Eden Small Groups meet weekly Small Groups of 12 or less walk through an 8 Harry Urschel Network - Small Job Prairie for 8 weeks .Various days week curriculum of Attitude, Networking harry@eexecutives.net Transition Groups 9301 Eden Prairie Road and times available 8 week Tips, Resumes, Interview Skills, Aptitude, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 commitment – max out at Negotiating etc. www.ccnatgrace.com click Sign up required 12 participants. on Small Groups Tab for dates/timesNetworking with Grace: Grace Church of Eden 7:30 - 9:30 AM every Networking Support Group for Sales & Contact Wes Tang @ 952-949- Prairie Thursday Exception is the Marketing Individuals: 0035 for further information 9301 Eden Prairie Road first Thursday of each www.ccnatgrace.com Eden Prairie, MN 55347 month, in which we meet (see the "Upcoming Events" tab after the monthly for any changes) presentation around 9:00 am Supply Chain 2nd Floor Conference Room 3rd Saturday of each month For High Level supply chain professionals Dan FederProfessionals Network of at Bobby & Steves Auto 8:00 AM from diverse industries dan@kinderco.net Minneapolis / St. Paul World. 8100 Flying Cloud Cell 612-834-4101 Minnesota Drive, Eden Prairie. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=185549 Nancy Norman, Highway 212 and Singletree 9&mostPopular=&trk=tyah nnorman@sellsbrothers.com Lane just across from the http://scpn-mn.org Eden Prairie Mall. Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 5 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization ContactWooddale Job Transition Wooddale Church Monday Networking, Accountability, Encouragement, Lonny J. Gulden Support Group 6630 Shady Oak Road 7:15 AM and Prayer Support lonny@chiefconnectionsofficer.com Job Search Process Workshop Wooddale Church, 952-944-6300 www.wooddale.org jtsg@wooddale.org Wooddale Church Wooddale Church Meets every 2nd and 4th Networking after the “circle meeting” Rich Gruenhagen Sales and Marketing 6630 Shady Oak Road Mondays We usually get rgruenhagen@comcast.net Group Room 280 started about 10:30 am Bankers in Transition Minnesota Bankers 3rd Thursday of the month Format of this meeting is informal and open- Doug Wall Association (MBA) 1:30PM to 3:00PM table; we welcome discussions from everyone dugwall@yahoo.com 9521 West 78th Street in the group on networking strategies, job Eden Prairie, MN leads, contact information and anything and everything that will help us land next JOB! EDINA 6800 France Avenue South Every 3 weeks CEOs, COOs, & Senior VPs Jack Baloga C-Group Conference Room #580 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM By invitation or referral 952-944-5194 Introductions, networking, & assistance jackbaloga@aol.com ExecuNet Centennial Lakes Office Typically the third Membership-based executive group Executive Coaching Insight, (ECI) Park Thursday each month connecting leaders. Do not need to be a Inc. 3601 76th Street 7:30 to 11:30 AM member to attend local meetings. admin@executivecoachinginsight.com Suite 275 For executive level only LinkedIn Group Edina, MN, 55435 General announcements: Share your brand/30 ExecuNet Minnesota second commercial and networking. Facilitators: Barb Adams-Johnson $25 in advance; $30 at the door. John Wetzel MSP HR Edina, MN (Location varies) Meeting the first & third Human Resource professionals and Human Becky Albrecht Networking group Tuesday each month Resource professionals in career transition 320-224-5284 Meeting is from Open networking, knowledge sharing, job albrecht.becky@gmail.com 9:00-10:00am leads, etc. www.linkedin.com/in/albrechtbecky Speaker LinkedIn Group (MSP HR) Open Networking www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=26 10:00-10:30am 14450&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 6 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact st Legal Professionals In Edina Lunds Store, 3945 1 Thurday we learn and practice employment search Byerly’s 952-929-210 Transition 50th St., Edina from 6:30 - 8:30 pm skills and tools, such as resume writing and Christie L. Thompson community room using LinkedIn effectively, and participate in clthompson31220@aol.com or structured and unstructured peer-to-peer www.linkedin.com/in/christieltho networking; please put in the listing that more mpson info. is available at www.linkedin.com/groups/Minnesota-Legal- Professionals-In-Transition- 3824285?gid=3824285&trk=hb_side_gChrist in Career support Christ Presbyterian Church 1st & 3rd. –Saturday Job Support Workshop 952-920-8515 6901 Normandale Road 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Room 316 Job Support Workshop Christ Presbyterian Church Fridays 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Interviewing and Networking Tune-up. There Facilitator: Stan Brown, president Rom 108 is a new challenge every week in this of the Minneapolis Job Support 6901 Normandale Road workshop-oriented session. Video is used Workshop (70th St. at Highway 100) greatly for participants to see and better Edina, MN 55435 understand their own performances.Minneapolis Job Support Christ Presbyterian Church Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 PM Workshop offers networking opportunities, JOHN WETZELWorkshop for Managers, 6901 Normandale Road Professionals contacts, and weekly speakers who share JOHN.WETZEL@RIGHT.COMProfessionals and Others Room 107 $3.00 donation insights about the job market, job search Web Site: www.mjsw.org strategies, critical networking and job search Phone: 612-720-6532 topics, interviewing skills, and advice on Hotline: 952-826-7011 staying motivated during the job search. Speakers are executives and managers from corporations, executive search firms, job coaches, self employed leaders, and HR managers and executives who share their perspectives on the keys to successfully navigating job transition.MSJW Womens Network Christ Presbyterian Church 2nd Thursday 6:30 PM to Focuses on career/life skills development and www.MJSW.org 6901 Normandale Road 8:30 PM. job search with special emphasis on hotline at (952) 826-7011 Room 20 on the lower level, challenges that women face. We pursue M.E.G. Roy next to the elevator). topics and speakers to appeal to both 612-554-6229 employed women and women in transition. The meetings aim to provide opportunities to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned in an open and supportive environment. Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 7 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact SAMS net Good Samaritan Methodist Wednesday Networking By Invitation Only Church 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM Specializing on Sales & Marketing Shane Smith 5730 Grove Street mshanesmith@worldnet.att.net S & D I/T Subgroup Pentagon Park 2nd Tuesday each Month Individual commercial – 30 seconds to 2 Phillip Brooks 4620 West 77th Street 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM minutes Networking & speakers 651-470-1257 lower level conference You do not need to be a member of philbrooks@comcast.net Smiling & Dialing to attendTECHNICAL FORUM Christ Presbyterian Church Fridays 10:00 to 12:001. There will be an introduction to the group, Stan Brown at 952-943-0718 6901 Normandale Road a brief _check about what each participant Room 107 has been doing in her/his job search since the last meeting and then an opportunity to discuss issues in job search. 2. Large Group Presentations. Participants will present to the group actual activities / accomplishments from a past job using the white board or a computer projector much as one might do in an interview, handling questions and suggestions. Thus participants will be keeping up their technical skills and seeing and hearing how other people present technical information. 3. Small Group - Triads. In this segment, there will be three roles within the group: interviewer, interviewee and observer. After a few questions, the roles will be rotated. (30 minutes).Cleantech Careers Twin Upstairs from the Caribou 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM • Consolidated list of "cleantech/green" For more information Cities (CCTC) Coffee inside the Edina Second Thursday each themed events in Minnesota. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/grou LUNDS month (Averages 15+ events per month in the p/cleantechcareerstwincities/ 3945 West 50th Street region). Edina, MN 55424 • Links to the 15 most prominent Park in the upper levels of "cleantech/green" organizations in Minnesota the onsite deck for and the Twin Cities free • Job search and "cleantech/green" themed reading list. (includes 15 "best-selling" titles) • Database to facilitate networking • A space for sharing news and information with fellow "cleantech/green" job seekers. Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 8 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact nd th FOREST LAKE Forest Lake Work Froce 2 & 4 Wednesdays Networking, discuess weekly topics, Job Michele KirbyForest Lake Networking Center 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Seeking, Speakers / Seminars, Moral Support 651-275-7247 Job Seekers Club 19955 Forest Blvd. mkirby@cmjts.org Forest Lake, MN 55025 GOLDEN VALLEY Radisson South Smilin’ & Dialin’ 7800 Normandale Blvd. 2nd Tuesday bi-Month Networking By invitation only 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM Starbuck Networking Starbuck coffee shop 1 – 2 p.m., Informal meetings but we share ideas, job Youssef Haddad Group highway 55 & Winnetka Alternate Thursdays leads, & contacts through e-mail. The group y_haddad@yahoo.com in the strip mall is very helpful, and made of many IT leaders, cell (612) 791-5544 managers, some business people & recruiters.Sat Coffee Networking Community Room 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. Networking for the employed and Jeff Urbanek Byerly’s Golden Valley The second Saturday of the unemployed. Where employed workers 763-540-9446 Networking for All 5725 Duluth Street month (rescheduled on continue to network and also can give back. jeffurbanek@yahoo.com(employed/unemployed) Golden Valley, MN 55422 holidays) Both career and job networking. Summer: outdoors at the Aster Cafe HASTINGS Hastings United Methodist Meets every Monday This is a faith-based support group offering a Contact is Dan Alsdurf Jobs 4 Us Church, 615 W 15th St, evening from 6:30 to 8:00 time of devotions, prayer, along 480-2116 Hastings MN 55033 PM with practical tips and help Lakeville Hosanna! Lutheran 1st and 3rd Tuesday Prayer focus with Networking and support Howie Nelson Career Connections 9660 163rd St West 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Biblical Workplace values 952-892-6344 Avodah Services Lakeville, MN 55044 Room 8 Job placement howienelson@charter.net 952-435-3332 1 0n 1 Meetings room 2 Non-profit www.hosannalc.org Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm www.avodahservices.org MAPLE GROVE Maple Grove Community Typicaly the second Networking & speakers on relevant job Beth Riegger You Can Get Hired Center Tuesday each month but search skills & needs. 612-860-9975 12800 Arbor Lakes check their web site 9:00 to Regester for events here. Parkway North, 11:00 AM www.youcangethired.com MINNEAPOLIS Basilica of St. Mary Monthly Workshops & One-on-one work with Janet Grove (ministry Janet Grove Basilica Employment 17th and Hennepin Avenues, Individual meetings as leader) and volunteer coaches; Assistance 612 - 317 - 3508 Ministry Minneapolis scheduled networking, locating postings, resume work, E-mail: jgrove@mary.org managing career transitions; Monthly workshops on job seeking topics. Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 9 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact Career Coffee House Career Crossroads Beginning Saturday, Meetings will include check-in/updates, Career Crossroads at 2736 Lyndale Avenue So November 5, from 9:30 networking and tips/skill building Cost is $10 (612)872-4244 Suite 212, Minneapolis a.m. to 11:00 a.m per person for a 6 week series of meetingsHot-for-Jobs Group Plymouth Congregational Second and Fourth Share dinner with other job seekers. Dinner is Contact: 612-871-7400 Church Wednesday of each month $6 or bring a box dinner if you prefer. 1900 Nicollet Ave at 5:30-7:00 PM. Franklin, Minneapolis Minnesota Legal The Loop, 4th Tuesday For employed and unemployed legal pros. Christie L. Thompson Professionals 606 Washington Ave. N., from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Its just for networking clthompson31220@aol.com or Minneapolis www.linkedin.com/in/christielthompsonLutheran Social Service- Lutheran Social Service- Open lab: 3-4:30 Open lab is for job searching only. Other Pamela HamiltonTraining and Education 2400 Park Ave. Wednesday & Thursday; 9- classes offered: Resumes, Cover & Thank 612-879-5286 Center Minneapolis, MN 55404 4:30 Friday You Letters, Applications, Interviews, Pamela.hamilton@lssmn.org Networking, Job Survival, Computer and Register online at Financial Literacy. www.lssmn.org Hand Up Job Club Emerge Community bi-weekly Mon-Wed., 9am- Registration consists of attending an info Charmanique Cox, 612.787.3776 Development headquarters, 11am w/9-noon Tue-Wed session the Mon. prior to Job Club week, Lynn Daniels, 612.787.3773 1101 W. Broadway Ave. from 9am-10:15am at headquarters. Help Suite 200; Mpls., MN with internet navigation of job searching, 55401 dress, resumes, cover letters, thank you cards, Corner of Emerson Ave. N mock interviews, application completion, & Broadway elevator speeches, and answering difficult questions in a supportive environmentEast Side Neighborhood 1700 Second St. NE 9 – 10 a.m., Tuesday and Audrey Harris-Blount Services Thursday 612-787 - 4051Pillsbury Neighborhood Brian Coyle Community Ctr Call for meetings Orientation / must Preregister 612 - 338 - 3808 Services 420 S. 15th Ave. M-F 7:30 – 9:30 PM Mpls. Residents only to Pre-Register TWIN CITY 430 First Avenue North second and fourth There are speakers the second and fourth Ardis Wexler, EMPLOYMENT Suite 620 Thursdays of the month Thursdays of the month. The goals of the Program Coordinator, COLLABORATIVE Minneapolis, MN 55401 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at group are to provide support, networking and 952-417-2117 the Sabes JCC advice about job search skills. WAND, Women 3200 Penn Ave. N., 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday Services primarily for single, working Anie Umoeka, 651-752-8500 Achieving New mothers; however single, working fathers or 651-752-8554 Directions also welcome Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 10 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact Medical Suds Medtech, Biotech & Meets Quarterly on Education, seminars, & networking For www.medsuds.com Life science professionals Thursday evening at Medtech, Biotech & Life Science Matt Noah various locations Professionals 952-934-5424 Net Suds IT & High Tech Meets quarterly at various Education, seminars, & networking www.netsuds.com Professionals locations For IT and High-tech professionals Matt Noah 952-934-5424 MISRC Carlson School of Business Monthly during academic Seminars for IT professionals Research Seminars Univ. of Minnesota campus year – call for informationEmployment Transitions, Westminster Presbyterian Sat. 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Ken Huskins Church Bates Room krh321@gmail.com 12 St. and Marquette Ave., Claudia Kapitan, 612-332-3421 www.ewestminster.org MINNETONKA JFCS - Suite 300 every other Wednesday Job search skills, networking, speakers, Janet Flam 952-417-2112Café Networking Group 13100 Wayzata Boulevard, from 8:30-9:30am individual check-in time and support jflam@jfcsmpls.org Minnetonka www.jfcsmpls.org Face2Face Job Search Congregation Bet Shalom first and third Thursday A mix of seminar material, helpful Joanne Meehl Networking 13613 Orchard Road of each month, networking, and speakers, each meeting of 612-807-0258 Minnetonka (Off 494) 9am – noon Face2Face is designed to serve professionals 13911 Ridgedale Drive in the metro area who want the latest methods Suite 490 Do not send mail to this on job search in a tough economy. Minnetonka, MN 55305 location - instead, see Networking Clusters include Sales and www.face2.net contact info in last column. Marketing, Finance, Product, Project, Program Management, Fundraising/Non-profits, HR/Training, Operations and General Management, Finance, Engineering, Software/IT, Under-40, Executive Forum, and others as needed .Minnesota Information Medica offices @ 301 1st Friday of every month Designed for Director/VP level IT leaders. LinkedIn groupTechnology : Executive Carlson Parkway, 55305 from 7:15-8:30am The overall mission of the group is to help Minnesota Information Networking Group (5th floor) IT/business executives further develop their Technology : Executive (MIT:ENG), Group 1 knowledge, skills and understanding of best Networking Group (MIT:ENG), practices, enabling them to achieve their Group 1 professional goals. Each group meets in an You should join the LinkedIn informal, “round table” format with a group prior to attending different leader from the group facilitating The new LinkedIN Group is (not presenting) each session Think IT Leadership Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 11 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact MIT:ENG CIO Medica offices @ 301 2nd Friday of every month Designed for the highest level of IT LinkedIn group(Minnesota Information Carlson Parkway, 55305 from 7:15-8:30am leadership MIT:ENG CIO (MinnesotaTechnology : Executive (5th floor) The overall mission of the group is to help Information Technology : Networking Group) IT/business executives further develop their Executive Networking Group) knowledge, skills and understanding of best You should join the LinkedIn practices, enabling them to achieve their group prior to attending professional goals. Each group meets in an The new LinkedIN Group is informal, “round table” format with a Think IT CIO different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session MIT:OMG (Minnesota Medica offices @ 301 3rd Friday of every month Designed for IT leaders at all levels that are LinkedIn groupInformation Technology : Carlson Parkway, 55305 from 7:15-8:30am “in transition,” coupled with a mentorship MIT:OMG (MinnesotaOpportunity Management (5th floor) program that includes senior IT leaders that Information Technology : Group are currently employed Opportunity Management The overall mission of the group is to help Group) IT/business executives further develop their You should join the LinkedIn knowledge, skills and understanding of best group prior to attending practices, enabling them to achieve their The new LinkedIN Group is professional goals. Each group meets in an Think IT Opportunity Management informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each sessionMIT:ENG IT Managers Medica offices @ 301 4th Friday of every month Designed for IT leaders that are somewhat LinkedIn group Carlson Parkway, 55305 from 7:15-8:30am new to leadership and are looking to advance MIT:ENG IT Managers (5th floor) their careers, coupled with a mentorship You should join the LinkedIn program that includes senior IT leaders that group prior to attending are currently employed. The new LinkedIN Group is The overall mission of the group is to help Think IT Technical IT/business executives further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of best practices, enabling them to achieve their professional goals. Each group meets in an informal, “round table” format with a different leader from the group facilitating (not presenting) each session. Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 12 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact th Minnesota Information Medica offices @ 301 4 Thursday of every Designed for IT vendor management and IT LinkedIn group Technology : Carlson Parkway, 55305 month from 7:15-8:30am procurement professionals at all levels. Minnesota InformationProcurement Management (5th floor) The overall mission of the group is to help Technology : Procurement Group (MIT:PMG) IT/business executives further develop their Management Group knowledge, skills and understanding of best (MIT:PMG) practices, enabling them to achieve their You should join the LinkedIn professional goals. Each group meets in an group prior to attending. informal, “round table” format with a The new LinkedIN Group is different leader from the group facilitating Think IT Procurement (not presenting) each session Management B2B Sales Networking Byerlys Ridgedale Fridays Networking 7:00 - 7:30 Subgroup. 13081 Ridgedale Drive Speaker 7:30 - 8:30 Minnetonka, MN 55305 PLYMOUTH Messiah United Methodist 2nd Tuesday of the Month, Open Networking, Speaker, Table Jean Paulsen-Lepley, Network 24/7 Church 7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. Networking jplepley@comcast.net 17805 County Road 6 TEMPORARILY Pre-registration appreciated, but not required 612-840-7869 Plymouth, MN 55447 SUSPENDED Plymouth Covenant Plymouth Covenant Church Call for a no obligation One-on-one support to clarify and provide Pastor Dan JohnsonCareer Transition Support 4300 Vicksburg Lane, appointment. personal help relative to Career Transition. 763-559-4300 Group Plymouth, MN 55446 Go to website for list of individuals and www.plymouthcovenant.org special interests association with Career office@plymouthcovenant.org TransitionWayzata Evangelical Free 705 County Rd. 101 N. 1st Tuesday of the month Focuses on spiritual needs of individuals in Pastor Carroll, 763-473-9463 Church from 7-9 PM transition Prayer support for job seekers. carroll.miller@wayzatafree.org Offers mentoring and sharing of job leads Jim Villars Job.Trans.WEFC@Comcast.net Richfield St. Richards’s Church 9:30AM 11:30 AM 2nd and Purpose: Job search skills, networking, Contact: Gretchen Anderson HSW (Hennepin 7540 Penn Ave. S. 4th Tuesday’s of the month discussion, occasional speakers. In ganders35@yahoo.com Southwest) Networkers Richfield, MN 55423 conjunction with Bloomington Work Force http://www.linkedin.com/groups?g Kitty Corner from Best Buy Center id=3175341&mostPopular=&trk=t Headquarters yah The Eagle Group Fort Snelling Officers Fourth Wednesday each Specializing in helping those veterans LinkedIn Group Club month transitioning to civilian life but all veterans Eagle Group of Minnesota 395 Highway 5 & Post Road 6-8 pm in the Lodge Room welcome. Veterans Richfield, MN of the 934th (Ft. Snelling) Networking, Speakers on relevant topics. (612) 767-1960 Officers Club. Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 13 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact ST. MICHAEL Alleluia Lutheran Church Wednesday nights 6:00 PM Discussion, interview practice, resume help. Contact:A1 Job Transition Group Colonial mall, 403 Central to 8:00 PM Support for those who are out of a job as well alcitgroup@googlegroups.com Avenue E, St. Michael, MN as those that are looking for a new job Diane DiCarlo 952-239-4488 SAVAGE Bridgewood Church Support group currently on John is still willing to help on an individual John Whitmore Bridgepath Support 6201 W. 135th St hiatus need. 952-830-1420 ext 227 Group & Workshops Savage, MN. Shakopee Scott County WorkForce Every second and fourth Offering support and methodology coaching 952-403-7990 Scott County Job Club Center Wednesday afternoon from for universal job seekers Help Desk at 952-403-7990 752 Canterbury Road 1:30 to 3:30 online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfcworkshops Shakopee MN 55379 SHOREVIEW SOAR for Jobs St. Odila’s Catholic 2nd and 4th The St. Odilia’s Job Transition Support Call 651-484-6681 Community MONDAYS of the Month Group is a non-denominational group open to Or See Our Web Site 3495 Victoria St. North all persons. The group coaches people to take www.stodilia.org 7-9pm control of their future and achieve a successful job transition. To accomplish this, the group offers seminars with guest speakers, mentorship, training, fellowship and networking. ST. LOUIS PARK Northwest Chapter AITP AITP – Association of Doubletree Hotel Meeting 5:00 p.m 1st. Thursday 612-751-2138 Informational Prof. 1500 Park Place Blvd. Program: 6:30 to 8 p.m September through May www.nwaitp.org Twin Cities Food and Byerlys St. Louis Park Monday July 25, 2011 Landing stories Introductions (One minute Mark Agriculture Network 3777 Park Center Boulevard 9:00 am - 11:00 am commercial, Target companies - specific msrieland@hotmail.com St. This event repeats every names or segments, Industry segment Scott Louis Park, MN 55416 other week. suggestions - food organizations that you are swallace@brandywinecreeksolutio Community Room part of or food events that are coming up that ns.com would help other people in the group). http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/gr Roundtable, announcements, events, news, oup/TC_Food_Ag/ etc. networking Women In Transition Lennox Community Center Day Workshops: Schedule an individual information session to Debbie Lawrence 6715 Minnetonka Blvd, Tues / Thurs, 9am–3:30 pm learn more about our services. There is no fee www.eac-mn.org #212 for this confidential meeting that allows you /WomenProg/WomenProg-Home St. Louis Park, MN 55426 to discuss your life situation and work needs WIT@resource-mn.org and to decide if Women In Transition 612-752-8444 services are right for you Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 14 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact 7 Degrees Creativ Community Room at Fridays at 11:00 - 1:00 am Networking and Support group for Creative 7degreecreativ@gmail.com Bylerys, Jan. – Oct Professionals http://www.7degreecreativ.org/ 3777 Park Center Blvd, Contact St Louis Park, MN 55416 Dianne 952-334-5700 Transition Group for St. George’s Episcopal Fridays, 11-1, not affiliated John Hegerman Creatives Church with the church 612-669-7365 5224 Minnetonka Blvd ST. PAUL 2324 University Ave. West DISBANDED DISBANDED Women Venture Coffee Hour Quality Career Services Mondays Weekly speakers, on Job Search Topics, 651-647-9322 Jobs In Transition 2515 Wabash Ave 10:00 AM –11:00 AM excellent networking opportunities, No Fees, www.qualitycareerservices.org/networking. htm Suite LL1 St. Paul One Stop Transition Center directorqcs@qualitycareerservices.org UU Networkers Unity Church-Unitarian DISBANDED DISBANDEDJob/Career Transition & Support Veterans Job Club Work Force Center Monday s Veterans Only For info call 651 642 0363 540 Fairview Ave N 9:00 – 11:00 Special Job Search Topics Each Week Neal Krenz St Paul, 55104 Sign up at the front desk Varied Speakers 651 642 0735 Networking opportunities www.positivelymn.comThe Big Net Job Seekers St. John The Evangelist Thur. 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm We are providing a Soup Supper from 5:00 Claire Eckley" Church, 60 N. Kent, St. Paul pm to 5:30 pm. . cgeckley@juno.com 55104 Meet weekly to share support & knowledge. www.TheBigNet.net Our Seminars are always from 7:00 pm to 651-228-1172 9:00 pm on the second and fourth TuesdaysPathways to Employment 797 7th Street East Every weekday Daily classes and one-on-one help for all skill Caitlin Brickman CLUES St. Paul, MN 55106 9:00am – 12:00pm levels. Topics include: basic technology cbrickman@clues.org Comunidades Latinas skills for job searching, resume development 651.379.4242 Unidas En Servicio and improvement, professional e-mail Many cultures, one correspondence, cover letter writingdream. Muchas culturas, strategies, online job searching techniques, un solo sueño. interview preparation, networking skills, time management, workers rights, and a series of financial workshops. Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 15 of 16
  • ~~~ METRO AREA JOB CLUBS ~~~ Updated 7/4/12 Group Location Meeting Time Format or Specialization Contact WEST ST. PAUL Dakota County Northern Thursday mornings at Usually speakers, presentations or topics for Bob Satterstrom Networking Job Club Service Center 9:00am to 11:00 AM the first hour, 952-895-7663 1 Mendota Road West, #107 Networking for the second hour. Robert.Satterstrom@state.mn.us West St. Paul 55118 online registration www.positivelyminnesota.com/wfc workshops WAYZATA Wayzata Community DISBANDED DISBANDED New Day Career Church Connection WOODBURY Fireside Room Meet 2nd. & 4th Thursday Christian aspect of strength and guidance Tom Colosimo Career Transition Woodbury Lutheran 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM through prayer. Guest speakers on relevant Woodbury Lutheran Church Connection 7380 Afton Road Except holidays topics, mentoring & networking 651-739-5144 www.woodburylutheran.org Prepared and up dated by a fellow networker.A versatile, adaptable, technical turn around IT leader with extensive global management experience, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and lead at a technical and non-technical level. Lookingfor an IT Director or Manager position helping a small to midsized company that need to improve their IT department & infrastructure. Managing hardware and software engineers in the following areas: infrastructure,network, system, applications, field service, desktop, help desk, system integration, system certification, vendor management and telecommunication. The most current copy is always at www.linkedin.com/in/bruceghanson in the Box.net section of my profile page & my personal web site brucehanson.efoliomn.com/Welcome under Helping Others. Please contact Bruce Hanson at bghanson@msn.com with any changes, corrections, additions Page 16 of 16