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5 Reasons Why Daily Work Is Changing My Life

5 Reasons Why Daily Work Is Changing My Life By: Hali Ali, Case Management Intern Daily Work is changing my life in many ways. During my internship, I am able to practice in the social work field and learn where my strengths and weaknesses lie as student.  I am able to build on my knowledge because of the weekly training’s and support that I receive at Daily Work. Daily Work motivates me to become an independent social worker. I will use this knowledge to assist my clients and contribute to the community in the future. 1. Meet New People I …
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Job Seeker Profile – Rage Ali

Job Seeker Profile – Rage Ali By: Teiana Nakano, Case Management Intern Rage was one of the first job seekers I met with as a case manager at Daily Work. His talkative nature and willingness to open up helped me feel at ease, even as a new, nervous case manager. In our meetings and discussions, I learned a lot about Rage, both as a person and the difficulties he sees as a job seeker in St. Paul. Rage is a returns regularly client of Daily Work thanks to the personalized approach he receives. “Daily Work is [the] best place to …
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Six Local Farmers Markets in the Twin Cities

Six Local Farmers Markets in the Twin Cities By: April Pierce, Communications & Web Services Intern One of the many great things about summer is the opportunities we’re given to interact with the vibrant communities that live all around us. Farmers markets in particular give us the chance to not only interact with our community, but to support that community as well. Shopping with local vendors helps to support not only their livelihoods but the environment and your own health as well with access to fresh produce that hasn’t been preserved. In addition to the nutritional benefits, there are cost …
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Supporting job seekers as they pursue their “American Dream”

Supporting job seekers as they pursue their “American Dream” By Sarah Jackson, Case Management Intern I can remember from an early age being asked what I dreamed of being when I grew up. The answers changed through the years from teacher to air force pilot to published author. As a “millennial”, my view of the “American Dream” is to integrate my passion with my career. I don’t want “just a job.” I want to find work complimentary to my unique gifts and skills. The way I look at work differs from my grandparents’ point of view and even my parents …
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Sharing Daily Work

Sharing Daily Work By Baberich Abendan, Case Management Intern Daily Work was initially formed as a ministry of several Lutheran Churches to connect unemployed congregation members with other church members who could provide mentoring and networking assistance. Today, Daily Work’s financial support still comes mostly from individual donors who learned about Daily Work through their community of faith or friends or family of people connected to Daily Work through their faith community. Whether our donors support us so generously thanks to the impact of faith-based beliefs or for other reasons, Daily Work is thankful and fortunate to be the recipient …
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Six Upcoming Twin Cities Job Fair Events

Six Upcoming Twin Cities Job Fair Events By: April Pierce, Communications & Web Services Intern   Now that summer is in full swing it’s a great time start planning ahead for fall employment. Below I’ve listed several upcoming hiring events in the Twin Cities that can be visited if you’re in the market for a career change.      1) MSP Airport Job Fair Description: The MSP airport currently has hundreds of jobs that they’re looking to fill. They are offering part time, full time, and seasonal positions. Many of these jobs are available at ALL skill levels, so anyone …
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How Caregiving and Immigrant Mothers are Devalued

How Caregiving and Immigrant Mothers are Devalued By Teiana Nakano, Case Management Intern In a country built on the backs of immigrants, “immigrant” has become a negative word. Enforced by phrases like “the immigrant problem,” immigrants are often seen as a liability rather than an advantage. From the travel ban of seven predominantly Muslim countries that came into effect January of 2017, to the recent decision on June 11, 2018 that people cannot seek asylum in the United States if the reason includes fear of domestic abuse or gang violence, restrictions on immigration are steadily increasing. Unsurprisingly, coming into the …
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Four Ways to be more Successful at Work

Four Ways to be more Successful at Work By Baberich Abendan, nonprofit management intern Congratulations! You landed the job! You’re adjusting to your new work environment, but you’re uncertain if this new job is for you. Take a step back and reflect; what have you enjoyed so far and how can you make your experience better?  You are not alone. Obstacles and doubts follow everyone at work. A possibility is that you are feeling overwhelmed or you do not know how to tackle a certain task. I have been in similar situations and found ways to overcome these hurdles. Here …
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Helping Job Seekers Thrive

Helping Job Seekers Thrive By Rachel O’Keefe, Former Case Management Intern Driven by a love for working with others and a passion for serving, Rahel was ready to take her skills in housekeeping and food service to the next level. Tired of working two jobs to pay the bills, Rahel’s goal was to find a new job with better pay. The best place for that: hospitals. Rahel immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia a little over 10 years ago. After taking a course in hotel housekeeping at the International Institute of Minnesota, she secured jobs as a food service …
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A Different Kind of Prison

A Different Kind of Prison By Rachel O’Keefe, former Case Management Intern Most people will agree that finding a job is full of uncertainty, nerves, and fear. Ultimately, looking for a job can reveal insecurities and inadequacies that we’d rather not dwell on. There is the process of creating and updating a resume, followed by searching for jobs online, attending job fairs, making phone calls, etc. Then comes the application part, which can be tedious and very time consuming. After all of that effort, the waiting comes. Each employer follows up with applicants differently and the wait varies in length …
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