Mitchell Hartman is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Entrepreneurship Desk and also covers employment.

A veteran Marketplace reporter, he was hired in 1994 as an assistant producer on the Marketplace Morning Report, hosted that program in 1996 and 1997, and then served as commentary editor and features editor for all Marketplace productions.

Hartman left Marketplace in 2001 to move to Portland, Ore., where he served as editor of a statewide business magazine, Oregon Business, and was subsequently editor of Reed College’s alumni magazine. In 2008, Hartman returned to Marketplace to serve in his current position, filing reports from his bureau’s base at Oregon Public Broadcasting in his adopted hometown of Portland.

Since 2008, Hartman has produced a number of broadcast series, including, "Different States of Unemployment" (spring 2009) and "Help Not Wanted" (summer 2010).

He also traveled to Egypt to cover the Arab Spring. Hartman enjoys his work as a radio reporter because it provides him the opportunity to “ask impertinent questions and exercise my curiosity to the max.”

Before his career with American Public Media, Hartman worked in human rights and refugee advocacy for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (now Human Rights First). He has also worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cairo Today magazine, Middletown Press, New Haven Register and for Pacifica Radio, Monitor Radio, the BBC and the CBC.

Hartman is a native of Teaneck, N.J., and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University in New York.

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Features by Mitchell Hartman

Home prices in Denver, Dallas at all-time highs

Closely-watched Case Shiller index shows further jump in home prices in most markets.
Posted In: real estate

Omnicom and Publicis go big to go small, digitally

The merger is a case of Madison Avenue trying to catch up with Silicon Valley, trying to use their size and reach to deliver small targeted markets to advertisers in real time.
Posted In: Omnicom, Publicis Groupe, advertising, Silicon Valley

BP, Halliburton: Best Frenemies Forever?

Halliburton and BP work together in the oil fields, despite disagreements over fault in the BP oil spill.
Posted In: BP, Transocean, deepwater horizon, macondo

Middle out: Obama's economy and the service sector

As the low-paid service sector grows and the old middle-class shrinks -- can the 'middle out' approach help service workers?
Posted In: Barack Obama, middle class

Venture capital investing comes back...a little

This is ‘no tech bubble’ says the head of the National Venture Capital Association. Even as the economy has improved, venture has not rebounded much.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity

More people need second jobs, fewer can find them

Trying to cobble together a livelihood from more than on job is tough because of the slow jobs recovery and the rise of 'on-call' scheduling in low-wage industries.
Posted In: Jobs, part-time jobs

U.S. and China talk trade and cybersecurity

Annual talks in Washington bring top government officials and business leaders together.
Posted In: China, trade

Who wants a part-time job?

There may be more jobs out there, but many people are looking for full-time work, when all there is, is part-time.
Posted In: Unemployment, Labor Department, Jobs, part-time jobs

The part-time clouds in a jobs report of blue skies

Part-time workers dampen the otherwise good numbers in the Labor Department's monthly jobs snapshot.
Posted In: Jobs, unemployed, Labor Department

Brand USA: How America's economic performance promotes the brand

On this Independence Day, we check in on our "national brand."
Posted In: marketing, branding

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