March is Construction Month and CareerForce is highlighting opportunities in the field

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During the month of March, Ramsey County residents 18 and older have had the opportunity to explore trades careers, get free supplies and find out about immediate hiring for positions with the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades.

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Trade Up Orientation and Hiring event in early March 2023


More than 200 Ramsey County Residents turned out at events earlier in March to learn about hiring for trade show work setting up ahead of large scale events at local convention centers. There’s still one more opportunity this month for interested Ramsey County Residents to find out more and get hired.

If you’re a Ramsey County resident who is 18 or older and looking for a job working with your hands – you can get a union job now! Make plans to attend this upcoming event!

Building Your Own Future: Trade Up Orientation and Hiring Event

Date: March 25, 2023

Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: Finishing Trades Institute, 3205 Country Dr. Little Canada, MN

  • On-the-spot hiring*.
  • Free tool bag and tools*
  • Voucher for work boots*
  • $100 Visa gift card for competing full orientation*
  • Free lunch*
  • Connections to other resources.
  • No pre-registration required.

*Must attend the entire orientation session to be eligible.

What to bring to the event:

  • Hiring documents (IDs, social security proof, passport, etc.)
  • Proof you live in Ramsey County
  • Schedule of your availability for the next month


This opportunity is a part of the Ramsey County Investment and Support Efforts program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act.

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