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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 looking to be filled. They are offering part time, full time, and seasonal positions. Many of these jobs are available at ALL skill levels, so anyone can …
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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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Exercise Your Advocacy Muscle

Exercise Your Advocacy Muscle by Lian Conrad, Case Management Intern                           Editor’s Note: The legislative session in Minnesota may be over, but it’s still a good time to advocate for causes and legislative changes that are important to you. Start building a relationship with your representatives now so when important legislation is pending, you will know what to say and your voice will be heard! When you think of “advocacy,” what comes to mind? Maybe you think of lively public demonstrations, protests, marches, or speeches of workers promoting a …
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Developing Resilience

Developing Resilience We live in turbulent times. Climate change and resulting natural disasters, war and violence, and economic duress are examples of trauma that leave lasting and sometimes, insurmountable consequences. Ordinary Magic, a book by noted child development expert Dr. Ann S. Masten, University of Minnesota, focuses on ways children exposed to trauma in early life, including an acute lack of economic mobility, can and have become successful adults. Masten spoke at Interfaith Action’s Learning Community event on March 13. Learning Community events are a key component of Interfaith Action’s new program Opportunity St. Paul. Opportunity Saint Paul harnesses the …
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An Experience Worth More Than Money

An Experience Worth More Than Money By July Zheng, Case Management Intern It is eight months since I began working as a case manager intern at Daily Work. As an international student from China, I am surprised that I am able to support struggling job seekers in U.S. There is no doubt that helping them is a precious experience in my journey. The majority of job seekers at Daily Work are immigrants and refugees. I have a similar experience with them living in a foreign country and I can understand what it is like for them. Both I and the …
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Africa-Shaped Earrings

Africa-Shaped Earrings By Sarah Sharp, Case Management Intern Have you ever had chameleon-like clothing that changes meaning depending on who you’re with? Clothing you are perfectly comfortable with in one context, but would think twice about wearing it in another? This is what I faced recently when I sat on the floor of my room in front of my jewelry box. “Should I wear these?” I asked myself aloud as I looked at three sets of wooden earrings I had purchased at Rondo Days last summer. I had purchased them as a reminder of how far I have come in …
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Hear Daily Work on the Radio!

Hear Daily Work on the Radio! Recently Daily Work was featured on KFAI’s Voices of Ethiopia radio show, hosted by Ahmed Wassie. Julie Hoff, executive director, Abera Siyoum, board member, Dave Krahn, volunteer, and Admasu Ayele, all participated in the conversation. Both Abera and Admasu emigrated from Ethiopia. The discussion focused on the experiences of Abera and Admasu and how Daily Work has and is helping them achieve their career goals and financial security. To listen to the interview, click on the link below. Daily Work speakers are featured in the first half hour of the program. Daily Work is …
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