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Take a look at what Asiya has to say about her experience here at Daily Work as a case manager!

Student interns are a key part of Daily Work’s identity as an organization. Just like our job seekers, students come to Daily Work to get the support and guidance needed to find success in the workforce.

When you have an advanced degree but it is not taken into consideration when employers hire you and subsequently offer you a rudimentary position, it is called brain waste. Learn more about brain waste and how it affects immigrants!

Speak up and be an ally to BIPOC community members!

What did you think Daily Work was when you first saw our name? Many mistake us to be a temp agency, but we are really the opposite of what a temp agency is!

As Daily Work continues to shape our mission expression, we see dual paths of continuing to advance job seekers’ life and work development as well as examining how we and our employer partners can broaden our definitions of what success and capability looks and sounds like.

There are barriers to employment, and Daily Work is here to mitigate them for our job seekers. Learn more about what these barriers are and how we strive to remove them!

Privacy and confidentiality is an important part of the relationship between Daily Work and its stakeholders, especially job seekers. At the same time, sharing information and "networking" is often the key to success when seeking new employment. Learn more about how we walk that line at Daily Work.

Considering a career change? To understand which jobs will be in demand, DEED has created the Employment Outlook data tool, which provides some information about the jobs that are expected to grow the most in Minnesota.

Language discrimination is the unfair treatment of an individual solely because of their native language or other speech characteristics. Learn more about it now!

The reality is that housing and employment are intertwined. Without stable housing, employment is difficult to maintain, and without employment, stable housing is almost impossible.

Struggling to find jobs because of language barrier? We are here to help.

Here are some tips for newcomers in MN.

Why do you need healthy food?

Learn more about SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan.

Limit the spread of Covid with the following steps.

Mental health is a vital part of personal and professional success. Our case management intern discusses the best ways to deal with the challenges mental health brings.

Unemployment Insurance continues to be an important income-maintenance tool for workers and families, but many don't know the history or benefits of this resource. Daily Work helps many jobseekers navigate the unemployment insurance system each year and find the financial support they need to help them get back on their feet.

The U.S is a nation of immigrants, yet immigrants and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) still experience discrimination, racism, and the impacts of white supremacy on an everyday basis. Find new ways to celebrate American culture by exploring these ideas for supporting BIPOC communities and immigrants in the Twin Cities.

Help us maximize our impact on technology essentials for Daily Work today.

New Matching Gift - 25 Days to Raise $2,500. The Justin and Susan Kelly Foundation was so inspired by the testimonies in our videos that they are providing an additional $2,500 challenge match to generate extra support!

Sneak Preview of Steps to Success Event!

Watch this video to meet some of our speakers who will be featured at our Steps to Success Virtual Event on Tuesday, May 18th at 7pm!

Join the Daily Work community as our Steps to Success benefit goes virtual. This year we are honoring our collective strength and resiliency with inspiring narratives and entertainment. It’s a program packed with what you love about our in-person events... meaningful connections, impactful stories, and interesting speakers, like Mimi.

Daily Work supports many job seekers through the job search process, but Daily Work does much more. Daily Work case managers focus on the broad needs of the job seekers they work with and address the barriers that job seekers experience. A Daily Work case manager is able to utilize resources both within and outside of Daily Work.

A resume is: a summary of your skills, accomplishments, and qualifications. It shows a future manager what you have done previously. Most resumes should include your work experiences, contact information, skills, training, certifications, and any education.

We grieve for Daunte Wright and for all who knew and loved him. We recognize the collective trauma another killing at the hands of law enforcement brings our community, especially now during the Chauvin trial, especially for Black and Brown people.

Twin Cities' icon, master storyteller, and talented entertainer T. Mychael Rambo will host Daily Work's 2021 Steps to Success live and virtual benefit event Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

In an effort to keep us talking about and keeping visible the injustices in our communities, Daily Work would like to take a minute to acknowledge the tragic shooting deaths of eight people in Atlanta and the associated racism and hate acts geared towards Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders. 

As the Chauvin Trial begins here in the Twin Cities, we at Daily Work would like to acknowledge the tremendous impact this has, particularly on the Black community. Derrick Chauvin is the police officer who murdered George Floyd last June, and his trial began on March 8th 2021. With all of this in mind, we would like to share some resources both for understanding what is happening in the trial, and for healing for those most impacted by this.

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.

Providing culturally-appropriate services has received more attention in recent years. In the past, a social worker’s ability to collaborate effectively with individuals cross-culturally has relied heavily on the idea of cultural competency. Cultural competency is defined as the ability to interact with people across cultures through the development of an appreciation for those who are different from us. Cultural competency assumes that if one gains enough knowledge of the numerous manifestations of cultural influences, they will be better prepared to journey alongside the individuals they serve.

January was Motivational Interviewing month at Daily Work for case management interns. Throughout the month we engaged with readings and videos to learn about Motivational Interviewing techniques as well practicing the techniques with each other to hone our skills.

One of the biggest events of 2020 was the COVID-19 pandemic. It impacted the entire world and changed the way that we lived our lives. The pandemic continues to be a global problem as we enter 2021, yet people’s lives can’t be put on hold until it ends. You can still find work!

In 2020, with our small but mighty crew of interns and volunteers, we accomplished more than we could have imagined.

In America we call it Christmas. In Ethiopia it’s called Ganna. And according to archaeologists, both began well before the official holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus.

COVID-19 has been on all of our minds ever since we first heard about cases popping up in the United States earlier this year. As you head into this holiday season, be aware of what’s true and not true about COVID.

Losing a parent is always a difficult experience. Losing a parent with whom you are very close with, first slowly to Dementia, and then quickly to COVID, can weigh even heavier.

Frustration? Sadness? Overwhelm? This experience almost always triggers a lot of emotions, and when stakes are high, it can be outright anxiety-provoking. For Felicia, a Daily Work job seeker and college student, not having a computer of her own was causing both stress and frustration.

In this COVID-19 pandemic, we all may find ourselves losing our connection with the present moment. This results in us missing out on what we’re doing and how we’re feeling. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment.

Aric is amazed by how much the job market has changed. Once upon a time, he’d go door to door soliciting restaurants and retailers for applications. He’d fill them out in person, on the spot, by hand.

The natural stresses of day to day life can be greatly exacerbated by political stress. That’s right- political stress exists and can be defined as the losing of sleep over, feeling fatigued by, or anxiety due to increasing political news or lack of political action.

Our print newsletter is mailed three times per year to the homes of supporters and friends. To receive a copy in your home, call (651) 204-3043. Thank you for your interest in Daily Work. Happy reading!

“Getting a job is all about who you know.”

Have you ever heard that phrase before? I would bet that it’s a familiar saying to many of us. Knowing someone on the inside will boost your chances for getting that job: It’s “Job Search 101” for good reason!

As many of you know, the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has had lasting effects on our communities, families, and the world. More specifically, COVID-19 has “infected” the employment landscape, with immense impacts on unemployment rates, types of employment available, the financial health of families, and hiring opportunities.

As a social worker, I am dedicated to helping other people. Why else would I join the social work field? One connection that drew me to Daily Work is the overlap between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and Daily Work’s mission and values. While some of our case managers do not have a human or social services background, they still effectively engage these concepts in their work with jobseekers. Here are some similarities between Daily Work’s values and NASW Code of Ethics.

We've all heard that good communication is key to a good relationships, understanding, and making the best possible first impression.

So, what is effective communication?

When I first learned that I was going to be doing my case management internship with Daily Work remotely due to COVID-19, I was very skeptical, and frankly, kind of scared. The idea of learning the ins and outs of the organization through a fully online orientation was daunting enough, but the necessity to also spend the rest of the summer conducting my appointments over the phone from home was nearly unimaginable. However, I made the choice to jump in headfirst and trust the process, and I am so glad I did! As my time with Daily Work comes to a close, here are a few reflections on the remote experience:

Here at Daily Work, many of the job seekers that we partner with are from Ethiopia, although each of their journeys to Daily Work is unique. Some individuals are born in Ethiopia and move to the U.S with their families when they are children. Others may move during their teenage years and then graduate from a U.S high school. We also see people who are later in their lives and have only just arrived. Some are awaiting their families’ arrival, so that they can start their new lives in the U.S.

What is the census?
Just once every 10 years, the federal government counts each person living in the United States. In addition to determining how many representatives a state can send to Congress, population data informs how billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed to communities across the country ― money that supports programs impacting education, housing, employment, health care, public policy and more.

As we all know due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many agencies and workplaces, including Daily Work, have transitioned away from in-person contact to remote work practices for the safety of staff and clients. This lack of personal contact and other factors of the pandemic create additional stresses and anxieties for people. Here are a few tips to stay safe and take care of our physical and mental health.

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