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June 2017

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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, Marbel Lih, and Maya Lehmann.

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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