Tarvae Banks Finds Discovery at Lifeworks

Written by Iqra Rabbani, career placement counselor After graduating school, Tarvae Banks came to Lifeworks hoping to find a pathway to employment that could serve as the launching point of his career. Being a young career seeker is not easy and Tarvae had many challenges to face, such as deciding on a field that he […]

Lexie the Texter

Written by Service Facilitator Cary Dorn, with additions from Service Facilitator Shelia Grittner. I have the opportunity to work with Lexie Barker when my coworker, Lexie’s facilitator, Sheila Grittner, is on vacation or needs a paper work day. On the morning of April 25, 2018, I received a phone call from Lexie calling from her […]

Finding Work and Independence: James Londgren

Written by Lifeworks Service Facilitator, Lindsey Schmitt In July of 2018, the Community Skill Building group of Mankato welcomed James Londgren. James recently graduated from high school and was eager to gain work skills. James is willing to help others and works diligently at volunteer opportunities. Struggles arose for James when following specific directions, maintaining […]

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

A message from Jeff Brown, Lifeworks President and CEO Each October, Lifeworks joins organizations across the country in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This is our opportunity to recognize the contributions of workers with disabilities and highlight the many job seekers ready to work. I’m so proud that Lifeworks has always been on […]

Solving the Puzzle: Program Benefits Travelers, Employees

“Each new document is like a puzzle to be solved,” says Alex Koon, legal operations specialist with Travelers in St. Paul, Minn. “I’m very analytical and observant – it’s very easy for me to learn and memorize rules.” Centralizing this function helps Travelers better support its Claim Legal Staff Counsel organization with greater efficiency, accuracy […]

House of Representatives staff visit Uponor and see the impact of Lifeworks service offerings.

Guest blog post writer – Sara Goodno, Policy and Legislative Intern at Lifeworks On July 18, Lifeworks Staff hosted a tour for Minnesota House of Representatives staff members Holly Iverson, Mark Laliberte, Jeremiah Wingstedt, and Shiloh Larson, who wanted to learn more about how people with disabilities use services and supports as they prepare for […]