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Maria gets on track for health care career thanks to Leading CareerForce partner 
Maria grew up in Willmar and wanted to work in health care but didn’t know now to navigate postsecondary education because she is the first person in…
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Ben loves his job in senior care – he's having fun while getting great work experience 
“I would definitely recommend this job, it’s a good job for life experience, it’s a good job for conversations – I’ve never been bored for sure.” …
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Three steps for long-term care employers to take to help recruit employees 
If you are recruiting employees for long-term care (or really any health care position!) right now, you don’t have time to wade through a treatise on…
photo of Megan, who successfully earned her Nursing Assistant Certificate while in high school
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 a…
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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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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…