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'My Degree Has Been Pretty Much Useless'

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

LeAndra Martinez is an aspiring producer living in Los Angeles. She graduated from college in 2011 with a degree in film production and has since shut...

'I've Become One Of The Shadow People'

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Lisa Millard, 50, of Las Vegas has been out of work since April. I've worked as a poker supervisor in Las Vegas for the past 10 years. I had a good...

'Sometimes I'm Down To Pennies Before It's Time To Get Paid Again'

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Nicole Bethel, 31, works as a registered nurse in Dayton, Ohio. This morning as I stopped at the gas station, my card was declined. My gas light w...

Saki Knafo

The Grease Trap: KFC And The Working Poor | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

The Kentucky Fried Chicken where Joseph Barrera works stands at a busy intersection in the working-class Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up, down ...

Money Tips for the Working Poor: Exploring All Options in Unemployment (Part 2 of 3)

Ryan Mack | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

As the demand for low skilled manufacturing jobs decreases, and the demand for high skilled jobs increases, what should an employee such as one of the 104 laid off in the Flint, Michigan plan to do?