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What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Tuesday, August 20, 2013:
The recovery from the Great Recession is unique – not unprecedented – but different than other recoveries. Normally in an improving economy, employers hire more workers.
However, cautious employers have been slow to create or fill jobs this time and as a result, the unemployment rate budges ever so slightly.
The government announced Monday that unemployment rates increased in 28 states and the District of Columbia in July, even though the national jobless rate fell by .1% to 7.4%. In Pennsylvania, it stayed at 7.5%.
Tuesday’s program is not about numbers – it’s about finding a job or career and later what one group of Americans is facing as they look to the future.
Kathleen Brady, a career/life management coach, Principal of Brady and Associates Career Planning, and author of the new book, GET A JOB: 10 Steps to Career Success appears on the show to discuss strategies for starting or switching careers. Here's a hint: It takes preparation and work.
Also, Jennifer Silva, interviewed 100 young working class Americans and put her findings in the book, Coming Up Short: Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty. Here's another preview: It's not a pretty picture.
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