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The Turning Point For Stephen

The Turning Point for Stephen  Stephen got a job with Daily Work’s help, but not in the usual way. Yes, he got a new resume, a cover letter and application assistance at Daily Work, but the pivotal moment for Stephen was attending the Steps to Success Luncheon on May 11. “Being at the banquet was motivational for me,” Stephen said. “I used to think no one would hire me because of my age, but I was so inspired by the speakers at the banquet that I thought if they can do it, I can do it!” To get back to …
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Job Club Is Now Every Week

Job Club Is Now Every Week! Are you looking for a job? Have you heard about Daily Work’s Job Club? Have you thought about attending, but couldn’t make it? Then I’ve got good news for you! Starting today July 5, our Job Club is now every week. Job Club takes place every Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The primary focus of each session is interview practice, so if you’re looking for a job, please drop in to make sure you’re prepared for your next call for an interview. We also talk about the skills needed to effectively network and …
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A Time to Thank Dad

A Time to Thank Dad Father’s Day was celebrated a couple weeks ago and it made realize how little time I spend with my loved ones, especially my father. We all get very busy with our daily routines and it’s easy to run out of time to spend with the special people who really matter in our lives. Last Sunday, I took a moment to hug my dad and tell him “Thank You. Thank you for working so hard and giving me a good life all those years. When I look back on my childhood, I feel nothing but gratitude …
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Welcome Amanda and James!

Welcome back to volunteer Amanda Teske, who is returning for her second summer with Daily Work! Also, meet James Sullivan…our newest Daily Work volunteer. James will be assisting with data entry and evaluating Daily Work’s program. To learn more about Amanda or James, check out their bios on our website!  http://daily-work.org/about/interns-volunteers/ If you’re interested in volunteering with Daily Work, call Julie at 651-204-3043 to discuss your skills and interests.  

The Snail

The Snail A snail pauses on a porch to look out and ponder all he sees. He is soon joined by a man who steps out onto the porch to do the same. Looking down and seeing the snail the man nudges it off the porch with his boot. Three months later the man once again steps out onto his porch. Looking down he again sees the snail that looks up and asks, “What was that all about?” The man perceived the snail as inconsequential to his life and as not belonging. I sometimes feel that many people perceive immigrants …
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Our Separate Realities

Our Separate Realities The light turns red. On the driver’s side of my car there is a man holding a sign; he is outside in the cold. The sign says “homeless, anything helps, God bless.” I feel uncomfortable; I want to lock my doors. Not because I think this man will hurt me in anyway, but rather because I want to separate myself from his reality; to not have ours mesh. “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” If I separate myself from this man; then maybe …
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Daily Work – Helping job seekers get better options

Daily Work – Helping job seekers get better options My name is Lovetter Zizi and I am a case management intern at Daily Work. My family and I left our country, Liberia, in 1990 because of the ongoing civil war. We settled in the refugee camp in Ghana. I remember we came to the United States on October 2, 2000. The first week into the U.S. we had to get our medical assessment and vaccinations. Three months after being in the United States we got our green cards and reality began to kick in. My uncle was finding it difficult …
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Thank you for a wonderful lunch!

“Daily Work was put in my path for a reason…and I want to thank all of you for making this resource possible for me and others like me.” — Ingrid, Daily Work Job Seeker. Dressed in maroon and gold, Ingrid nervously…and then proudly, shared her inspiring path to a full-time job with the University of Minnesota. Prior to beginning a full-time job with the “U” in January, Ingrid had spent more than 5 years struggling in temporary and part-time positions, hoping that “this was the one” that would give her the security provided by a steady income and health benefits. …
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