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

The employment problem of prime-age men

Men age 25 to 54 have been disappearing from employment for decades. In the recession it got worse. Now it's getting a bit better.
Posted In: unemployement

What's pulling up the Consumer Price Index

Consumer prices increased more than expected. So what’s becoming more expensive, and why?
Posted In: CPI

Retail sales: What's driving demand?

Retail sales increased 1.1 per cent in March, the biggest jump since September 2012.
Posted In: retail sales
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Greece is back in the bond market

Investors are flocking to buy five-year bonds from Greece, despite its economic woes.
Nespresso coffee pods

Single-serve coffeemaker market heats up

Keurig is king in the U.S. but Nestle Nespresso wants a bigger piece.
Posted In: coffee, nespresso, Keurig
Gift Cards

Coinstar goes after the gift-card resale market

Coinstar expands the market for vending machines
Posted In: Coinstar
Death Toll Continues To Mount After Massive Washington Mudslide

Are homes in a mudslide covered by insurance?

Coverage for hazards like mudslide can cost an extra $1,000 per year.
Posted In: mudslide insurance

Millennials at work: Young and callow, like their parents

Complaining about the work habits of the young goes back to the ancients.
Posted In: Millenials

Multiple labor lawsuits hit McDonald's

The fast-food giant is sued with its franchises for alleged wage and hour violations.
Posted In: McDonald's, minimum wage, overtime

Zombie Attack!! (Foreclosures, that is)

Vacant homes in foreclosure can drag down neighborhoods and home prices
Posted In: Housing, zombies, foreclosure

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