4 Ways MN Employers Can Address Disparities TODAY


Income and wealth among Minnesota’s Black families is falling at a time when the state’s economy is strong.

suitA large contributor to this crisis is Minnesota’s growing employment disparities. Recently Black and Brown Minnesotans are reportedly much more likely to be unemployed than White Minnesotans with the same job qualifications – some reports say African Americans are four times more likely to be unemployed than White Minnesotans.

We all have a role in increasing economic equity in our state. Continue reading

Apply NOW for Minneapolis Summer Step Up Jobs


Reprinted from City of Minneapolis:

The City of Minneapolis youth employment program STEP-UP is now accepting applications for 2016 summer interns. Eligible Minneapolis youths ages 14-21 who are interested in participating in the 2016 STEP-UP class have until Feb. 5, 2016, to complete an application online. Continue reading

Take Charge Of Your Career @ Free Open House Jan 30


WHAT: DeniseMpls Career Info Open House

Stop by this free event to talk with a professional career adviser about your next career move. Come to this informal gathering for job search and career exploration tips. Get job leads and build your network with other job seekers. Optimize your online tools.

WHO:
Adult job seekers, career changers and anyone wondering what’s next in their career. Continue reading

Police Brutality Not Your Problem, Right?


A Facebook friend of mine recently posted this meme, presumably in reacting to recent community protests in Minneapolis and Chicago against two separate police shootings.

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I, too, used to think that police brutality was an issue only for those who were already committing crimes. Like the meme says, if you don’t want problems with law enforcement, don’t break any laws.

To be honest, a few years ago I might have posted or “liked” a statement like this. But I know better now. Continue reading