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Extending a lifeline vital to economic recovery, unemployed Americans

West Englewood resident Gloria Williams has spent much of her career in workforce development, assisting others struggling to find a job through employment training and resume preparation. Today, Williams finds herself in a similar position as many of the clients she has helped in the past. She has been unemployed since 2011, after she was […]

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Residents Find Creative Ways to Earn a Living

The numbers are not promising— August’s figures show that unemployment rates have experienced zero movement at 9.1 percent. Among the most affected are Latinos and Blacks. Recent findings from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate the unemployment rate for Blacks are as high as 15.9 percent, followed by 11.3 percent for Latinos and 8.1 […]