Jun 18, 2010

Marketplace Money for Friday, June 18, 2010

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Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

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Unemployment doesn't discriminate

Jun 18, 2010
Two unemployed families share the same anxieties and concerns, even though one is black and working class, the other middle class and white.
Iris Bess (left) and Steve Ostrowski, both 38. Bess has laid from a $50,000-a-year HR job and works odd jobs. Ostrowski quit his six-figure job as an ad salesman in the publishing industry to get his MBA and hasn't gotten a job since.
Josh Rogosin/Marketplace

Riding out a jobless recovery

Jun 18, 2010
Tess Vigeland chats with John Challenger of the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas on his thoughts of the job market's future

Getting Personal

Jun 18, 2010
Tess Vigeland and finance expert Ilyce Glink take Chicagoans' questions at the Thompson Center on landing a job, how much a college degree is worth and how to market yourself online.

A jobless recovery and a lost generation

Jun 18, 2010
The tough job market new college graduates are getting dumped into may significantly affect their chances for higher positions and salaries.

Older workers can't get into job market

Jun 18, 2010
Sherri McClendon and many other older workers face the dilemma of being too old -- and hence, too expensive -- to be considered for many jobs and being too young to qualify for retirement benefits.

A life as a Lego master model builder

Jun 18, 2010
Former carpenter Daniel Morey followed a similar path as Lego's founder Ole Kirk Christiansen to become a master model builder.

Singin' the blues with Alligator Records

Jun 18, 2010
Tess Vigeland sits down with Bruce Iglauer, founder of Alligator Records, and talks about blues music that talks about unemployment.

Resume review and revamp

Jun 18, 2010
Jason Ferrara of CareerBuilder.com reviews the resumes of Tess Vigeland and Marketplace listener Betsy Miller and shares tips on how to improve their resumes and yours.

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.