Two men named Bob. Both are over fifty. Both had been working consistently for nearly three decades before losing their jobs in 2009. Both were out of work for more than 99 weeks.Now there is one glaring difference. Bob Greeney is employed. Bob Sullivan is still fighting to get back into the workforce.Friendly and candid, the 61-year-old Mr. Sullivan worked in the travel hospitality industry until his former company closed its Boston branch. After taking a brief pause to care for his mother, he said he went through job agencies, attended job fairs and applied to scores of jobs online."Still, no bites," said Mr. Sullivan, whose ongoing search, day in and day out, continues. "It's just a malaise you fall into. It's like having a slow disease, especially if you get rejected or don't hear back."The battle to get back to work is indisputably grueling, and Mr. Sullivan and the other roughly 4.7 million people who have been unemployed for over six months know all too well that as each month g...
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IHS Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh, Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel and Economic Policy Institute ’s Christian Dorsey on the potential impact of sequestration on the economy.
Christian Dorsey of the Economic Policy Institute and Marlin Steel president Drew Greenblatt on how raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour will impact small business.
Economic Policy Institute ’s Christian Dorsey, FNC contributor Jonathan Hoenig and Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman on calls to raise the minimum wage and government spending to boost the economy.