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Job Seeker of the Month

Ingrid is a friendly and engaging customer service professional and personal care attendant (PCA). Ingrid has extensive experience in the medical field as both a caregiver and as an assistant in the office. At Daily Work, Ingrid focuses on her strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and her determination to find the perfect job that matches her skill set. Read her story now.

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Meet the Faces of Daily Work

Many job seekers are able and willing to work, but for a variety of reasons, are unable to successfully secure employment or gain the skills they need on their own. We fill that gap by providing one-to-one, personalized coaching and mentoring to help them address their immediate needs and craft a plan to achieve permanent, living-wage work. Watch our video to hear their unique stories.

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A Mother's Dedication

Fueled by the desire to support herself and her two sons, Frehiwot did everything she could to find work. After emigrating to Minnesota from a refugee camp in Kenya, where she successfully had managed a hair salon, she spent almost two years visiting the public library to browse posted jobs, attend skills classes and work on her English. But she was losing hope. Read Frehiwot's story and consider how you can help...

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Daily Work provides free one-to-one coaching and technical help to struggling job seekers. We can help you get a new resume, learn insider interview tips, connect to resources for housing, clothing, and job training, and so much more! To take the first step, download the flier below.

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Challenges to Minnesota’s New Minimum Wage

It might seem like the Minnesota minimum wage battle is over because a new bill passed last year that will incrementally raise Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour by August 1, 2016. However, with the change of leadership in the Minnesota House of Representatives, this long awaited change might be in jeopardy in 2015. Many people might think that once a bill is passed, it’s forever. But the fact is that with our two-party system, when the governing party changes hands, laws can get changed or even repealed. As a member of the JOBS NOW Coalition, Daily Work supports a …
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The Long Road to Living Wage Employment

The Long Road to Living Wage Employment It’s on-call and doesn’t have benefits…YET! Several jobs and two years later, Mesfin achieved his goal of obtaining employment at a local hospital, giving him a foot in the door a for benefit-eligible, living-wage position in the future…the next step in his plan to have the time and money to go back to school and earn a college degree in the U.S. Daily Work helps job seekers like Mesfin find work to meet their short-term financial needs and progress towards their long-term career goals. We are impressed by your dedication to your goals …
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Age Discrimination … Wrong and Dumb

Age Discrimination … Wrong and Dumb Both of my parents are in their early 50’s and currently struggling to find jobs that pay as much as their pre-recession jobs. We moved to Minnesota 11 years ago because my parents heard that there were manufacturing jobs here that paid more than $13 per hour and included benefits… unheard of in Southern California, where we had been living. In 2004, for our family of family of five, this was living wage work. As a social work intern at Daily Work, I have noticed that many of our clients are older and also …
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Three Ways to Beat the New Job Jitters

Three Ways to Beat the New Job Jitters As a Social Work major I am required to participate in a fieldwork internship for both junior and senior year. I can honestly say that I have loved every single one of my classes at St. Thomas, but one can only do so much learning in a classroom. While I was excited to put my “book knowledge” into practice, I was also nervous about transitioning my learning from the classroom into the real world. My biggest fear was that I’d fail. What if I didn’t meet my agency’s expectations or I couldn’t …
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Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle

…Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle How a “strengths perspective” can help you win the war One of my favorite sayings goes like this:  Be kind — for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle (Ian Maclaren). I strive to remember this when working with job seekers at Daily Work. Like each of us, every job seeker has a unique story and a personal journey filled with ups and downs. This reminds me to consider other view points, helps me relate better to others, and most importantly, embrace differences. Embracing differences helps us to grow, to critically think …
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