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Thanks to You – Two More Job Seekers Will Find Work

    Thanks to You – Two More Job Seekers Will Find Work By Mari Jo Long, Daily Work Board Member As a Daily Work board member and a member of the fundraising committee, Daily Work’s financial stability is often on my mind. While I sometimes feel uncomfortable asking my friends and family to support Daily Work, seeing and hearing about the many job seekers who are gaining better jobs inspires me to do all I can to support our vision of a community where everyone can work, grow, and thrive. As a special bonus this year, I was excited …
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Four Upcoming Events to Learn about the Immigrant Experience

Four Upcoming Events to Learn about the Immigrant Experience By: April Pierce, Communications & Web Services Intern Minnesota has steadily been growing its immigrant and refugee populations over the past several decades. Almost 457,000 immigrants live in Minnesota alone, the Somali population in particular being much higher than the national average. In fact, Minnesota’s has one of the highest national averages for immigrant population growth, having tripled since 1990. It’s also estimated that almost 1 in 6 children between the ages of 0-19 have at least one parent who is an immigrant. One of the greatest barriers for immigrants…and many …
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Hear the Story of Peoples’ Lives

Hear the Story of Peoples’ Lives Give me some free time and I will pick up a book. My favorites are biographies and historical fiction. When I hear the story of another person’s life and their experiences, I am better able to look at the world from a different perspective.  A recent find for me is Book of Ages: The Life and Options of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore. The contrast between Jane and her famous brother, Benjamin Franklin, is due to the opportunities for varied life experiences and education available to a sister versus a brother in that time. This book really …
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Three Critical Skills for Employers and Daily Work Case Managers

Three Critical Skills for Employers and Daily Work Case Managers By Teiana Nakano, former Case Management Intern  Once you’ve had more than one job, you quickly learn that every workplace has its own unique culture that employees have to adapt to in order to be successful. However, there are also many unwritten rules that most Americans are expected to just “know” about working in the U.S.  Some of the American workforce norms we assume everybody knows include: making good eye contact, having a firm handshake, and taking initiative on the job. If you’re like me and have lived in the …
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Meet our Raffle Winners!

Meet our Raffle Winners! Congratulations to our lucky raffle winners, Hannah and Jake! The drawing took place on Friday, August 24 at noon. The raffle prize was a suite for 24 people at Target Field for the Sept. 11 Twins game versus the New York Yankees. The prize was valued at $2,400. Thanks to your support, Daily Work raised $2,600 from ticket sales and donations generated by the raffle, which is enough to help two Daily Work job seekers find new work and a thriving future. We are grateful for everyone who supports Daily Work with contributions of time, talent …
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Together, We Succeed

Together, We Succeed By July Zheng, Case Management Intern Elias is a job seeker who has a very positive outlook. He always greets people with a huge smile and dresses very formally for his appointments at Daily Work. His eyes are very bright and express his curiosity, passion and kindness to the world. His slim body and soft voice belie his incredible tenacity and drive to succeed. I met Elias in mid-May. He was born in Ethiopia and has lived in Minnesota around 10 years. Like most job seekers at Daily Work, he has many good qualities such as being …
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Exciting Upcoming Raffle Opportunity

Exciting Raffle Opportunity By: Julie Hoff, Executive Director at Daily Work Daily Work has a great opportunity for you, but don’t delay! The deadline for this raffle is only one week away. As we all know, our most precious commodity in life is TIME… especially time with those we care about most. For just $20, you can enter to win the chance at having 4-5 hours of quality bonding time between you and 23 of your favorite friends and family! That’s right, for just $20, you will be entered into a raffle drawing for a Twins Suite for the game …
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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 returns regularly to Daily Work thanks to the personalized approach he receives. “Daily Work is [the] best place to help me [because …
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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 interact with and strengthen our community. Shopping with local vendors helps to support not only their livelihoods, but the environment and your own health as well.  In addition to the nutritional benefits, there are cost benefits to be found for low-income families. There are numerous charity-run markets available throughout the Twin …
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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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