Events taking place during Health Care Month in January 2022 will be posted here. New events added regularly.

For Job Seekers and Students

January 4, 3-4:30pm, Monthly Immigrant and Refugee Forum - virtual Health care employment focused discussion begins at 4pm. Hear about employment opportunities in home health care. Watch on the DEED Facebook page.

January 6, 11am - 12pm, health care workforce roundtable - virtual Leaders of the Minnesota Departments of Employment and Economic Development, Education, Health, as well as Human Services and the Office of Higher Education will be joined by representatives of the hospital, long-term care, disability services and industries, along with labor and other representatives to discuss the current unprecedented health care workforce shortage, how it is impacting Minnesotans, what is being done and what can be done to address the shortage. Watch on the DEED Facebook page.

January 10, 3-3:45pm - Explore Careers In Health Care: Be a Super Hero - virtual Find out more about being a health care super hero in this Explore Careers in Health Care webinar intended for students and anyone else interest in exploring a career in health care. Speakers from Sanford Health / Good Samaritan Society and Caring Professionals Homecare tell their stories of the "superheros" they see every day. View recording

January 11, 1-3pm: Health Care Hiring Event - in person at CareerForce in West Saint Paul, 1 Mendota Road West Suite 170, West Saint Paul, 55118. Sponsored by Leading CareerForce Partner, Dakota-Scott Workforce Development. Employers include Cassia, Ebenezer, English Rose Suites, Geneva Suites, Walker Methodist, and others. No registration is necessary.

January 12, 4-7pm: Health Care Discovery Day - in person at St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC) Campus, Health Sciences Building, 1245-15th Street North, St. Cloud. Learn about in demand Health Care jobs in this free 3-hour workshop, visit with employers in local long-term care, clinics, and pharmacies, learn about job openings, wages, company perks from local employers, tour the nursing lab / participate in hands-on activities, get all your questions answered and find out if a career in health care is right for you! For more info contact Leading CareerForce Partner Career Solutions at 320-761-3435 or audrey.odriscoll@csjobs.org 

January 18 through January 31, 24/7: 14 Days of Health Care in January, 2022 - virtual. Twin Cities Metro Region health care employers need your skills and talents now. Employers’ virtual booths will be open around the clock, from January 18  through January 31, 2022 at metroregioninteractive.easyvirtualfair.com/.  Connect any time during this 2-week event with your computer, tablet or phone to research employers, share your resume at virtual booths, and apply to openings 24/7. Your search history is automatically saved in your Career Fair Profile. Chat live with health care employers on Tuesday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 25, from 2-4 pm More details at CareerForcemn.com/Metro. Register now

January 18 - 3-3:45pm - Explore Careers In Health Care: Diversity and Equity - virtual Hear a discussion about diversity and equity in this Explore Careers in Health Care webinar intended for students and anyone else interest in exploring a career in health care. Representatives from International Institute of Minnesota's Nursing Assistant Training Program, and Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare told their "super hero" stories and gave information on how to apply. View recording.

January 19 - Online Hiring Webinar CareerForce Bloomington staff talked with Unifeye Vision Partners about the career opportunities available at Minnesota Eye Consultants and Northwest Eye in the Twin Cities area. View recording

January 19, 1-2pm: Health Care Employment Online Hiring Event - virtual.  Sponsored by Leading CareerForce Partner, Hennepin County Employment Services. 10+ employers participating. 

January 20, 12:30pm - 3:30pm: Home Health Hiring Fair in person at Bemidji CareerForce Downtown, 616 America Ave NW Suite 220, Bemidji Hiring Fair: Come to CareerForce Bemidji Downtown to learn about job opportunities through Healthstar Home Health, get paper job applications, use the CareerForce computers for online applications and to create your resume, talk with hiring staff who will be setting up interviews. Masks are encouraged but not required. For more information contact Amy Mistic at (218)-441-2236 or Amy.Mistic@Co.Beltrami.mn.us    

January 24,- 3-3:45pm - Explore Careers In Health Care: Career Pathways - virtual How do you get hired and promoted in the health care industry? Find out in this Explore Careers in Health Care webinar intended for students and anyone else interest in exploring a career in health care. Representatives from Minnesota HOSA: Future Health Professionals, and others, will tell their stories about growing in the health care industry. Register now via an easy 4-question form that should take less than a minute to complete and you will receive information on how to connect to events before they begins. If you have questions about registration or need accommodations, please call 651-259-7570.

January 26, 10:30am - 12:30pm: Health Care Hiring Event - in person at CareerForce in Blaine on the 2nd floor, 1201 89th Avenue NE, Blaine. Sponsored by Leading CareerForce Partner, Anoka County Job Training Center. Local health care providers participating in this in-person job fair: Benedictine Health System, Cassia, Crest View Senior Communities, MAINS’L, North Suburban Eye Specialist, Prairie Care, Saint Therese, Touchstone Mental Health.

January 26, 2:00pm - 6:00pm: Montevideo Area Job and Resource Fair - in person at Montevideo Community Center, 550 S. 1st Street, Montevideo. Sponsored by CareerForce Partners; Job Service, Veterans, Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (SW MN PIC) and community resource and service providers. Area health care and social assistance providers will be on hand to share job openings and career opportunities!

January 27, 3:30 - 5pm: Health Care Informational Meeting - virtual and in person at the Willmar Public Library, 410 5th St SW, Willmar, MN 56201. Sponsored by CareerForce Willmar and CareerForce St. Cloud. Local health care providers will share information on entry-level to highly specialized jobs, wages, outlook, volunteering, job opportunities and how to apply. Explore how your current skills can transfer into high demand jobs. Hear about good paying jobs that only require a high school diploma and no experience. Learn how to prepare for and explore training programs, certifications, and licenses. Please RSVP to join in person or online. R.S.V.P. by call, text or email to Susan at CareerForce 320-979-1526 or Susan.Welinski@state.mn.us. You will receive a confirmation email once successfully registered.

January 31, 3-3:45pm - Explore Careers In Health Care: CNA Training - virtual Get information about how you get CNA Training and start your career in health care. Join this Explore Careers in Health Care webinar intended for students and anyone else interest in exploring a career in health care. Speakers include representatives from Century College Health Careers Program, Minnesota State HealthForce Center of Excellence, and Jones-Harrison Senior Living. Register now via an easy 4-question form that should take less than a minute to complete and you will receive information on how to connect to events before they begins. If you have questions about registration or need accommodations, please call 651-259-7570.

For Employers

January 5, 11am - 12pm, additional discussion time from 12-12:30pm: Innovative Recruiting Strategies: Connecting with Today’s Workforce - virtual January is Health Care Month in Minnesota, a time workforce development partners, employers and others across the state focus on raising awareness about and breaking down barriers to careers in health care. Watch this Workforce Wednesday webinar to hear from Minnesota health care employers about recruitment strategies! View recording.

January 6, 11am - 12pm, health care workforce roundtable - virtual Leaders of the Minnesota Departments of Employment and Economic Development, Education, Health, as well as Human Services and the Office of Higher Education will be joined by representatives of the hospital, long-term care, disability services and industries, along with labor and other representatives to discuss the current unprecedented health care workforce shortage, how it is impacting Minnesotans, what is being done and what can be done to address the shortage. Watch on the DEED Facebook page.

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