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Staff: Mahdi

Staff: Mahdi

His Life Experiences Benefit Our Community

Mahdi was a university teacher and worked with various domestic and international media when Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in 2021.

"After entering America, my main concern was finding a job," said Mahdi. He had heard that 9 out of 10 American companies needed employees, but despite his significant credentials and experience, it was not easy for him to find suitable work.

Mahdi wanted a position that fit his goals and values in life. “I wanted to focus on being productive, instead of busy.” He learned about Daily Work from a friend, and he reached out to learn more. Upon meeting, "I realized Daily Work was taking notes of my interests and needs to find a suitable job," observed Mahdi.

Daily Work pays attention to all aspects of the immigrant life, including educational opportunities, language training, computers, internet, health care, and answering email. Anything that would help.


On his third appointment, Mahdi received a long list of job opportunities. One of the positions was as a case manager at Daily Work working with Afghan evacuees. To Mahdi, this was suitable work, and we welcomed him to our staff in October 2022 for a part-time position. Six months later he was able to use his experience at Daily Work to obtain a fulltime position with benefits at Community Action of St. Paul. Congratulations, Mahdi!

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