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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

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

A plan to wind down Fannie and Freddie

Senate leaders have a bipartisan blueprint for getting government (somewhat) out of the housing market.
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Your 'loyal' employees? Always looking for the next job.

And they'll tell you that zero-loyalty cuts both ways. They know you may let them go at any time, too.
Posted In: workplace culture, job search

An assist for young men of color?

President Obama plans to launch an initiative to help young minority men stay in school and out of the criminal justice system
Posted In: prison, African American, State of the Union

Will Janet Yellen follow the Bernanke plan?

Yellen faces her first congressional hearing today as Fed chair.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, chairman of the federal reserve, Federal Reserve, Congress

9 ways to save on rental cars

In sum: it never hurts to ask.
Posted In: rental car

How do rental car companies make money?

And seriously, what's with those key chains you can't take apart?
Posted In: rental car, cars, Hertz

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