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I'm Working For My Parents

Hello! My name is Pangnhia Khang and I am a Daily Work intern majoring in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. Because of my parents' experience of difficulty finding a stable job when they immigrated to the U.S. I was drawn to Daily Work’s vision and values. My parents did not speak the English language and did not have any work experience, this made it hard for them to find work. Seeing them struggle made me want to become a social worker - to advocate for individuals and help them with services such as food, housing, and job seeking.

There are many others like my parents; for example, I have had the privilege to provide support for a job seeker who needed assistance with finding free beginner English classes. Due to the pandemic, I informed my job seeker classes would be online and made sure she had access to a laptop/computer. I called different organizations and found an online class called “Literacy and Adult Education” through Neighborhood House. The job seeker stated this program was easy to access and helpful for her because the class times were flexible which worked well with her work schedule.

This job seeker might have been one of my parents. If this had been my parents, Daily Work would also be a resource to provide job search skills such as interview and resume. Not only does Daily Work help individuals with finding jobs but case managers are truly interested in assisting job seekers with whatever they need to succeed.

Does this sound familiar? Are you, or someone you know, having a hard time looking for a job? Do you or someone you know feel stuck when deciding what area of work to apply to? Don’t know where to start? Daily Work can be a great resource to help identify strengths and help determine which area of work to pursue. Daily Work’s mission is to support individuals in discovering their confidence and achieve their long term career goals. I am fortunate to be interning at Daily Work.

Written by Pangnhia Khang, Case Management  Intern, Fall 2020

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