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Asst. Commissioner Hajimumin: Minnesota benefits when immigrant businesses succeed

In my first three months of work as the Assistant Commissioner for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, I have been fortunate to meet with so...

DEED hands out computers as coronavirus spotlights digital divide

On September 23, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) distributed one hundred free computer packages for Minnesotans in need. Dozens of...

Deputy Commissioner Warfa: Training opportunities for Minnesotans looking for in-demand jobs

There are about 60,000 jobs posted in Minnesota right now. Minnesota employers are hiring. But jobs in demand now have shifted in some cases...

Minnesota creates office for immigrant and refugee affairs led by Anisa...

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has named Anisa Hajimumin as Assistant Commissioner of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Hajimumin will serve as the...

Minnesota addressing racial disparities amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Stay at Home order is lifted, but that doesn’t mean it’s a complete return to normal. Governor Walz asks us to #StaySafeMN to...

Message from Deputy Commissioner Warfa on COVID-19 assistance to Minnesota workforce

Editor's note: Deputy Commissioner Hamse Warfa originally sent this message to Mshale eNewsletter subscribers on May 7, 2020. My name is Hamse Warfa and I...

Governor Walz and Afro Deli’s Kahin give updates on COVID-19 impact

Governor Walz at Monday's daily COVID-19 briefing invited Abdirahman Kahin, owner of Afro Deli and the 2018 African Awards Business of the Year, to...

‘DEED taking lead to ensure African businesses get assistance’: An interview...

Mshale interviewed Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan today on the state's COVID-19 response and impact on the African immigrant business community as well as...

Governor Walz opens $30 million coronavirus small-business loan fund

Editor's note: Since the publishing of this story on March 27, there is an update from the African Development Center of Minnesota on how...