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Free Concert to Benefit Daily Work

Do you love music? Need some culture in your life? If the answer is yes, then please join us on February 28, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. for a free concert by the Twin Cities’ multi-cultural performing group, Kingdom of the Lotus. The concert will be held at Christ on Capitol Hill Lutheran Church, 105 University Avenue, and will feature the traditional music and dance of Khmer. For an informational flier click Cambodian Music Concert. To learn more about the performing group, visit www.kingdomofthelotus.com The concert is free to attend, but any donations received will benefit Daily Work! We look forward …
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Excited for Spring? Here’s another Reason to be Excited!

Excited for Spring?  Here’s another Reason to be Excited! Daily Work is hosting its 4th annual Steps to Success Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Our luncheon is a compelling, one-hour event that focuses on the stories of the people who come to Daily Work for help. Our goal is to inspire YOU to become more engaged in our mission to help motivated job seekers find employment success and become financially self-sufficient. Your partnership is making the difference in the lives of more than 200 job seekers we serve every year. We cannot wait to share their stories with you on …
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Challenges Immigrants Face

Challenges Immigrants Face There are many things immigrants struggle with when they come to America: adapting to the new weather conditions, adapting to the culture, learning the new language, struggling to get employment and so on. According to research, finding and maintaining work, though, can be a struggle for many immigrants. Documentation status, lower education level, lack of training, and limited English proficiency may limit employment opportunities (De Castro, A. B., Rue, T., & T. Takeuchi, D. (2010). Are you someone who is facing the challenge of employment? Then I have good news for you. Daily Work’s primary function is …
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Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?

Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? For most people, a car is necessary to be able to access a job. In Minnesota especially, driving privileges open the doors to a multitude of additional jobs, due to both access or job requirements. At Daily Work, one of the employment barriers that we see is a job seeker without a driver’s license due to unpaid fees and penalties incurred through driving offenses. For people living in poverty, even minor infractions, such as parking or fix-it tickets can lead to years of trouble such as added fees and penalties, warrants for arrest, arrests, …
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How to Say No at Work

How to Say No at Work I’m guilty of always saying yes! Terri can you stay late? Terri can you come in early? Terri can you pick up an extra shift next week? Yes, yes, yes! Sometimes I say yes, when I should have said “no.” The hard part is figuring out when and how to say no. Since interning at Daily Work, I’ve noticed that many job seekers at Daily Work agree to hours that won’t work with their schedule or they accept a lower wage in order to obtain employment. Not long after, they end up quitting because …
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Meeting In The Middle

Meeting In The Middle Now that I have been at Daily Work for a few months, I am beginning to really understand and utilize our mission to help people achieve sustainable work. At the same time, I am applying aspects of social work and communication techniques that I am learning in my classes at school and tying that into my practice here. While I often have the same goal as the job seeker I am working with…such as helping them get a living wage job and achieve a sustainable lifestyle; in the end, it is their choice about how they …
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The Difference You Made In 2015…

Thank you for your generosity and support in 2015. This year, your contributions made a difference in the lives of more than 200 job seekers and their families who came to Daily Work this year. Thanks to your support, our job seekers were helped with the following services at Daily Work: Found new jobs that averaged nearly 30 hours per week and $11.00 an hour. Started and/or completed training programs in a variety of fields Learned about resources that helped them get better food, clothing, and shelter Received grant assistance for transportation, education, clothing, energy assistance, and more Because of you, …
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December Newsletter

“New Home. New Job. New Future.” Recovering from a long period of joblessness is hard. Statistics show that a long period of unemployment can be as a harmful to a job search as having a felony in your past. Your support of Daily Work helps our job seekers get the resources and skills they need to advance in their careers.   Every gift makes a difference to Daily Work job seekers. Kona had not held a job since 2012 when she first came to Daily Work in June 2014. After struggling with complications with diabetes, losing her job, and then her …
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Working with Immigrants at Daily Work

Working with Immigrants at Daily Work  My family came to the United States in 2004. I remember that I did not know how to speak, to read, and to write in English. It was very hard for me and it took a long time to learn English well, but I knew that if I wanted to go to college, become an educated person, and get a good job that I would have to do everything I could do to learn English well. As an intern case manager at Daily Work, I work with many clients who, like me, are immigrants …
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