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June 2017

Welcome to Brit and Gretchen

One of Daily Work’s most valuable resources are the people who work directly with job seekers. Please welcome former intern Brit Rademacher, who is returning to Daily Work as our new case management assistant and case management volunteer Gretchen Guenter. Our job seekers come through our doors everyday looking for better jobs and a livable wage to support themselves and their families. Thanks to your support…and people like Brit and Gretchen… we help more than 250 job seekers every year to pursue their employment goals.

Rahel: One Step Closer to Her Goal

Rahel: One Step Closer to Her Goal Meet Rahel, an immigrant from Ethiopia in 2003 and now a U.S. citizen. Rahel first came to Daily Work in 2009 on the advice of a friend. Since then, she has demonstrated incredible persistence to find full-time work in the health care field. Entry-level jobs, such as nutrition or housekeeping aides at hospitals in the Twin Cities are in high demand and therefore, very competitive to obtain. Daily Work job seekers tell us they want to work at hospitals because of the higher pay, good benefits, and the opportunity to work with people …
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A Case for a Better Minimum Wage

A Case for a Better Minimum Wage By Maya Lehmann, Case Management Intern Can you survive off of a minimum wage job in the United States? Perhaps. But can you live off of a minimum wage job in the United States? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Minimum wage is not a living wage, especially when it comes to housing. Let’s look at the numbers. According to the Star Tribune, if someone is working a full-time job earning the federal minimum wage, they would not be able to afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States. This statistic …
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Our New Summer Interns

Our New Summer Interns! Summer is here again, and we are proud to introduce another group of committed student interns; this time from Metropolitan State University and St. Olaf College. They are excited to be at Daily Work to help others and gain valuable experience to launch successful careers in social work. Please welcome our summer interns – Clockwise beginning at the top left: Anab Gurhan, Bola Oduloye, Maya Lehmann, and Marbel Lih.

Interesting read about immigrants in the Minnesota Workforce, but how do Daily Work’s stats compare?

Interesting read about immigrants in the Minnesota Workforce, but how do Daily Work’s stats compare? According to a June 6 article on MinnPost, where immigrants come from can impact where they work. Here’s a snapshot of the job seekers Daily Work serves and where they work. Roughly 75 percent of Daily Work’s job seekers are immigrants, most of them from Africa. The majority of our job seekers have completed high school, but mainly in their home country. Language barriers are the likely reason that many of our job seekers choose to find work in industries that do not require specialized …
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