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Health care employers welcome New American employees 
Earlier this month on the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Immigrant and Refugee Forum, which is hosted by DEED…
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Mohamed’s journey from farming in Somalia to working in a Minneapolis operating room 
Mohamed fled his home in Somalia 30 years ago, surviving a terrible accident during his escape that left him with third degree burns over 30% of his…
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Andu makes a difference in the lives of others by working in senior care 
“In my life I like to help people and also if someone is happy (because of) me it makes me happy, so I love to help people.”    Andu is so dedicated…
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Asha is dedicated to serving members of the Somali community in Minneapolis 
“It feels like I’ve vaccinated half of the Somali community in Minneapolis!” says Asha, who was trained as a nurse in Somalia and earned her RN…
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Megan earned her Minnesota Nursing Assistant Certificate thanks to Leading CareerForce partner 
As a high school junior in Montevideo, Megan had a great work history but was struggling with transportation to and from her cashier job at Walmart…
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Eileen serves on front lines during pandemic
Inspired by nurses who cared for her son, former forensic scientist turned critical care nurse volunteered for duty on the pandemic front lines  When…
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Governor proclaims January 2022 Health Care Month 
Governor Walz proclaimed this month as Health Care Month because there is currently a critical need for more health care workers at every level, in…
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Jill makes a difference as a Direct Support Professional
Jill’s caregiving helps people with disabilities continue to live and work in their communities and has led to strong relationships she treasures. “I…
Mike successfully made transition to diesel mechanic
Michael makes a successful switch to an in-demand career path  
Michael decided to make a career path change and he successfully made the switch from dairy farmer to diesel mechanic, thanks to his hard work and…
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It’s National Apprenticeship Week!
National Apprenticeship Week starts today and runs through November 21 – and it’s a great time to learn more about registered apprenticeship…