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Issac Is No Longer Delayed

Issac Is No Longer Delayed Isaac is a cheerful, soft-spoken man of about 50. He wears dark glasses, both due to light sensitivity and blindness in one eye. He vividly remembers the day he arrived in Minnesota; July 11, 2002. After nearly two days of travel to get from Ethiopia to Minneapolis, his plane couldn’t land because Air Force One had taken over MSP International Airport. While he didn’t know it at the time, landing a living wage job in Minnesota would be a lot like waiting for his plane to land….Delayed! “I was working overnights and making $9.35 an …
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August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016   If our eNewsletter seems different, that’s because it is! We are using a new database and email system so that we can improve our communication with you! Our goal is to send you accurate, compelling information so that you can see the impact of your partnership on the job seekers at Daily Work. In that spirit, here are a few questions that will ensure we are sending only the information you want! Is your name at the top of the email right? If not, let me know, and I’ll get it fixed right away! Are you receiving this email in …
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National Night Out Tonight Aug 2

Are you hungry…for fun and food?  Then join Daily Work, together with Christ on Capitol Hill and Rock of Ages, for National Night Out! We will provide a variety of potluck food, BBQ, chicken wings, games and more! \ Festivities will be held tonight, August 2, in the Peace Garden (faces University Avenue) from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. No need to RSVP, just come as you are! All are welcome. Address: 105 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55103

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The Changing Face of Networking

The Changing Face of Networking Finding work is not quite what it used to be. The 21st century is witness to a profound transformation in the way Americans connect with potential employers and colleagues. Last month, software juggernaut Microsoft announced publicly its intentions to acquire the social network LinkedIn for $26.2 billion U.S.D. Though this substantial corporate acquisition is just the latest in a string of Microsoft purchases, (with dozens of smaller tech firms joining the Microsoft fold since 2010) it reflects the changing means by which Americans find employment. LinkedIn, founded in 2008, describes itself as “the world’s largest …
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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 several 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 and …
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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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