Immigrant job search web site will get first workplace in Hamline-Midway neighborhood with plans to proceed development

Abdu Rahman Mahmud based Twinist in 2019. The job search web site for immigrants will open its first workplace in September. NANCY KUEHN. A Twin Cities-based job search web site for immigrants will quickly open its first workplace in St. Paul’s Hamline-Midway neighborhood because it appears to determine a bodily presence and increase its platform to assist various staff discover employment.

Twinist is one job web site designed for immigrant and minority populations within the Twin Cities to seek out jobs with native companies. Abdu Rahman Mahmud, an immigrant from Somalia, launched the platform in 2019 to assist bridge the hole between job-seeking immigrants and employers.

Since then, Twinist has grown on-line; month-to-month guests to its web site went from 200 in 2019 to 10,000 now, Mahmud stated. The web site publishes about 30 job openings every month with greater than 200 partnering employers who submit job openings and pay to entry different Twinist companies reminiscent of The CV board and neighborhood engagement occasions.

Moving right into a brick-and-mortar workplace represents the newest step in Twinist’s development. The workplace will formally open Sept. 3 within the Griggs-Midway Building at 1821 University Ave. W. in St. Paul.

The new workplace for Twinist, a Twin Cities immigrant job search platform, can be within the Griggs-Midway Building, seen right here, at 1821 University Ave. W. in St. Paul. JACOB MARANDA/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL

Mahmud desires to make use of the area to fulfill in particular person with employers fascinated by posting their job openings on the location, whereas additionally inviting outdoors teams to host expertise coaching and maintain conferences.

“The good news is that we now have office space where people can come and visit us and where we can interact with the community and with the employers and clients we serve,” Mahmud stated.

Twinist’s workplace comes with a giant assembly room and smaller rooms outfitted to deal with various kinds of job coaching, Mahmud stated, reminiscent of software program improvement and data know-how coaching.

The web site consists of membership plans for employers to submit jobs and job seekers to add resumes. Employers pays $15,050 for the “Twinist+” bundle plan, which incorporates neighborhood engagement companies, direct hiring and non permanent staffing choices, in line with Twinist’s web site.

There can be a premium mailing plan for employers that permits them to entry the location’s resume board and take part in Twinist neighborhood occasions and applications.

More employers have been utilizing Twinist’s companies lately, Mahmud stated, as corporations look to benefit from the Twin Cities’ various workforce.

“We’ve become a resource for many employers who really want to improve their diversity,” Mahmud stated. “Twinist has been a solution for them, especially over the last two years as more employers want to diversify.”

Mahmud hopes getting an workplace area will present extra employers that Twinist is a extra established firm with membership potential.

“I really want to partner with all the employers out there, especially in the cities,” Mahmud stated. “Twinist is ready to collaborate. We have built capacity with the team, the office space, the website. I am excited for new partnership opportunities.”

Once the workplace is extra established, Mahmud stated he desires to increase Twinist’s platform to incorporate employers from Minnesota outdoors the Twin Cities, the place he stated extra immigrants have begun to maneuver.

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