Refugee Face Challenges in Minnesota Job Market

By Jan Willms, Member of MCDA

For Lulu Beyene of Ethiopia, the road to work in the United States has been rocky. He has taken no detours, however, and has used his skills to his highest advantage.

Beyene, 40, is one of many new immigrants and refugees resettling in Minnesota. In a time of economic downturn in the U.S., he is struggling to find suitable employment.