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Databases

Available on Library workstations onlyConsumers' Checkbook
Consumer survey ratings of local services and stores. Includes articles with buying advice. Available only on library workstations. more info.

LearningExpress Library
Practice taking tests online, including SAT, ACT, TOEFL, adult basic skills, civil service, law enforcement, military, EMS, postal services, firefighter, and U.S. citizenship. more info.

Available on Library workstations onlyMinnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
Set career goals, build a resume, search for jobs, and plan your education path with this database. Resources include occupation descriptions, job search tools, college information sources including financial aid planning. Data provided is Minnesota specific. Available only on library workstations. more info.

 

Websites

Rock Your Block Facebook App 
Find a Minneapolis neighborhood job, part-time work, or internship opportunity. More communities will be added in the future.

Summit Academy OIC 
Get job training for careers in construction, healthcare, and more. High school juniors and seniors can earn high school credits while learning a trade at a post-secondary vocational school.

Starting a Business 
Want to work for yourself? Info on how to start your own business in MN.

Career One Stop for Students 
Learn how to get work experience and find educational opportunities that will apply toward your dream job.

You Are Here  
Learn how to be a smarter consumer by playing games, designing ads, chatting with other players and more.

EMERGE Workforce 
EMERGE's Youth Employment program works with youth ages 14-21, and offers individualized job placement and job retention services to teens and young adults.

American Indian OIC 
American Indian youth can get help with job placement and work readiness.

Center for Families | Goodwill/Easter Seals 
African immigrant youth can find support and job training here.

Pillsbury United Communities 
Check out your neighborhood center's youth & teens programs here.  At Waite House, youth ages 14-21 can meet with an employment counselor for help with resumes and job applications.

Free Bus Rides for Minneapolis Youth 
From noon to 8 p.m. Monday thru Friday, a north Minneapolis bus route is available to those who register for it.  For ages 9 to 18, and younger kids can ride with an adult or a babysitter who is at least 13 years old.

Financial Literacy: Books for Teens 
Fiction and nonfiction books and some DVDs at your local library that will teach you about earning and saving money.

CoolWorks | Teen Jobs 
If you're between the ages of 14 and 17 look here for a fun summer job anywhere in the U.S. in camps, parks, resorts and more.

Goodwill / Easter Seals 
Youth employment and training for teens 14 and up.

How to Apply for a Part Time Job 
A list of information you will need to collect for a job application as well as tips on how to dress for the interview.

Resume Tips for High School Students 
Great for applying for internships, resumes also help you gather the information you need for less formal applications.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 
THE most comprehensive a look at different careers that you could hope to find.

My Own Biz 
Lawyers, accountants, and marketers give you advice on how to start your own company.

Engineer Girl! 
Explore engineering careers and the site's 'Hot Project!'

Teen Consumer Scrapbook 
Teens share tips on how to avoid scams, how to shop wisely and how to protect yourself and your money.

AIE Savings Calculator 
What could $5 get you if you saved it until retirement? Calculate this and other investments, and learn about building wealth.

Indeed 
Simple, streamlined job searching. Just type "what" and "where."

Library Subject Guide: Jobs & Careers 
Use the Hennepin County libraries to research careers, apply for financial aid, and hunt for jobs.

iSeek | MN's Career, Education & Job Resources 
Explore careers, plan your education and find a job in Minnesota.

Cookie Cart 
Teens ages 14-17 from North Minneapolis can get a first paid job experience in this retail/commercial bakery on West Broadway.  Call or stop in and request an application from the bakery manager.

HIRED: Youth Services 
Job opportunities for out-of-school youth 18 and older.  Program eligibility varies so click on the "contact" link to find out more.

Mall of America: Employment 
Teens 16 and older must apply in person at the Mall's Employment Services office.  Check out the website or call their Job Hotline to find out what's available.

MN Minority Junior Golf Association 
Summer employment caddy program for teens 13-18 trains them in golf and life/work skills.  College scholarship opportunities available if you go through this program.

MN Work Force Centers Locations 
Apply for jobs and explore careers at these centers. Many of these centers have special areas called "The Zone" to help teens and young adults. Closest centers include North Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, South Minneapolis and Bloomington.

Reach One Teach One 
Parental permission required.  For teens ages 13-18.  Get trained in reproductive health and get a stipend for each educational contact you make with a fellow teen.

Science Museum of Minnesota Youth Job Opportunities 
Teens grades 10 and up can explore job and internship opportunities here.

Teen Teamworks 
Summer employment and education program for youth ages 14-18 who will provide basic grounds maintenance for city parks and attend education sessions.  May also earn 1 high school elective credit by participating.

YMCA Summer Opportunities 
Summer employment opportunity for youth 16+ who want to work with kids.

COMPAS ArtsWork 
Summer employment for young artists 14-21 hired to be apprentices to professional artists in the visual, literary, musical and other arts.

YouthLEAD from YouthCare 
If you've attended Camp Sunrise you can participate in YouthLEAD to develop your employment and leadership skills.

MN State Fair Employment 
Check here closer to summer for jobs at the State Fair.

Groovejob 
Find part time job opportunities by typing in your zip code.

Young Entrepreneur Council 
Get advice on how to find mentors, how to start a business and more from young business owners.

Twitter Job Search 
Some employers use Twitter to post jobs.You don't need to have a Twitter account to see what's available.

Pathways 
Federal jobs and career paths for students and recent graduates.

Simply Hired 
Search for jobs using job title, skills, or company name and by location. Can also find internships.

My Future 
Information on more than 900 civilian and military career fields and 7,000 accredited college admissions details, plus average salaries, employment trends, and SAT advice to interviewing for a first job.

Teen Analyst 
Learn about the stock market and how to invest from other teens.

MN Minimum Wage Laws 
How much will you get paid at your job? Depends on how big the company is...

Job Corps 
Help to pursue career technical training or advance to college. Get free training if you are 16-24 years old and meet the program's income qualifications.

It All Adds Up 
Play games to learn about buying a car, paying for college, budgeting, saving and investing.

Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition 
Business and finance news for teens.

EconEdLink | Student 
Interactive lessons on finance and investments.

Gen i Revolution 
Personal finance game where you can take on 15 different missions to help people in financial trouble.

Tips for Teens from The Mint 
Tips and tools for managing your money from the organization that prints it.

SnagAJob for Teens 
Find jobs and tips for getting hired here.

Understanding Taxes for Students 
Learn Why taxes exist and How they are used.

What's Up in Finance? 
Videos, interviews, games and more help you achieve goals like finding an apartment or launching a career.

Value Your Money 
Features games, activities and practical advice on how to improve your spending and saving habits.

America's Career InfoNet 
Find educational requirements for different jobs. Research high-growth and high-wage occupations.

Mapping Your Future 
Make the most of high school and plan for college.

Tree Trust Work Programs 
Economically disadvantaged youth ages 14-21 can find jobs in conservation, landscaping, and construction.  Includes summer employment as well as year-round opportunities.

AchieveMpls 
STEP-UP summer employment and other services help prepare youth 16-21 for jobs and the future. Scholarships are available for some opportunities.

East Side Neighborhood Services: Youth Programs 
Offers paid and unpaid internships, job counseling, and volunteer and training opportunities.

Employment Action Center 
Check out the Youth & Young Parents, and the Youth Job Links for programs and job listings.

MN Conservation Corps  
Summer jobs for ages 15-18.  Teens work for 8 weeks away from home on outdoor conservation projects.

Youth Rules! 
Info on Federal and State rules for teen employment such as what hours you can work, what jobs you can work, and how to prevent workplace injuries.

Jump$tart's Reality Check 
A quick online test that helps you figure out how you're going to live once you're on your own.

Construction Careers 
Become an apprentice and learn construction skills on the job. Must have your high school diploma or GED first.

What Do You Like? 
Explore careers based on what interests you.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mind Your Own Business 
Walks teen entrepreneurs through five easy steps of business ownership.



Last updated: Jan. 29, 2014
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