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Housing Programs and Domestic Violence Awareness Month Were Focus of October's Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum

Housing Programs and Domestic Violence Awareness Month Were Focus of October’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum - Anisa Hajimumin, Assistant Commissioner for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs October’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum shared lots of great resources for community members on housing programs available from Minnesota Housing. We also discussed Domestic...

 

Contracting Opportunities and Career Seeker Resources Were Focus of September's Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum

September’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum shared a lot of great information for community members regarding business certification and contracting opportunities for small businesses in the BIPOC community. Afterwards we heard from DEED's Office of Economic Opportunities on the Minnesota Main Street Relief Grant and CareerForce on services available to career seekers....

 

Housing Rights and Economic Opportunities Were Focus of August's Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum

August’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum shared a lot of great information for community members regarding housing and eviction resources as well as upcoming programs aimed at small businesses and grant opportunities geared toward employment and training programs. Eviction Moratorium Off Ramp Alyssa Wetzel-Moore, director of Community Development for Minnesota Housing,...

 
 By Anisa Hajimumin    News    July 20, 2021

Workers' Rights in Minnesota was Focus of July's Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum

July’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum shared a lot of great resources from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) regarding the rights of workers in Minnesota. We also received an update from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) regarding a new community reviewer process for DEED’s grant programs. John Stiffin from...

 
 By Anisa Hajimumin    News    June 10, 2021

Economic Opportunities for Immigrants and Refugees Interested in Agriculture and Food Business Was Focus of June's Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum

At June’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum, community leaders, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations came together to talk about the economic opportunities and challenges in the agriculture industry for Minnesota’s Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) farmers. The forum also shared a range of resources from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Econom...

 
 By Anisa Hajimumin    News    May 11, 2021

Reducing Barriers to Employment Was Focus of May Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum

May’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum explored ways to address the challenges immigrants and refugees face when reaching out and connecting with companies that are hiring now. While many employers in Minnesota continue to struggle to find job seekers, immigrant and refugee communities are also struggling with applying for positions they qualify for. The Minnesota Departme...

 
 By Anisa Hajimumin    News    March 9, 2021

Safety and Protection Resources Were Focus of March Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum

March’s Immigrant and Refugee Forum held a thoughtful discussion focused on safety and protection resources available to community members. The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) hosts these forums the first Tuesday of every month to bring together immigrant and refugee community advocates,...

 

Second Immigrant and Refugee Forum Sparked Good Discussion and Provides Useful Resources

I’m really excited about the great exchange of ideas that took place during our second Immigrant and Refugee Forum earlier this month. The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) hosts these forums the first Tuesday of the month to bring together immigrant and refugee community advocates, business...

 

Encouraging Immigrant and Refugee Entrepreneurs

In my first three months of work as the Assistant Commissioner for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, I have been fortunate to meet with so many business owners and entrepreneurs who are shaping Minnesota's economy. My work is about better understanding the current conditions, especially the barriers to starting and growing a busine...

 

Welcoming Week

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is proud to participate in Welcoming Week September 12-20, a national initiative to celebrate and affirm the importance of inclusivity and connections for immigrants, refugees and long-term residents of Minnesota. As an agency, we focus on workforce and economic development and know firsthand the positive...

 

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