Sep 2, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, September 2, 2011

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Marketplace Money for Friday, September 2, 2011

Segments From this episode

What's in your wallet, Kelsey Martinez?

A New Yorker in Los Angeles talks about why she keeps a the Boston public transportation pass in her wallet.

Getting Personal: Starting a financial life

Sep 2, 2011
Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answer listeners' personal finance questions.

The drama of the daily grind

Sep 2, 2011
Sterile cubicles may not scream drama, but author Daniel Orozco saw plot and characters in the workplace. His short stories about the nine-to-five are compiled in a new collection, "Orientation."

How to score your dream gig

Sep 2, 2011
It may feel like a bad idea to pursue your dream job in these uncertain times. But Laura Dodd, author of "Dig this Gig" thinks now is the time to pursue or create the job you want.

Unemployed? Don't bother applying

Sep 2, 2011
The unemployment numbers in August held steady. A lot of Americans need work, but there's an obstacle: Employers don't want unemployed applicants.

Military veterans struggle to find jobs

Sep 2, 2011
After serving their country, many military veterans struggle to find jobs in the civilian world. Reporter Jeff Tyler looks at the unique challenges they face when they come back the U.S.

Finding jobs 'For the People'

Sep 2, 2011
Tess Vigeland drops by a job fair in South Los Angeles to listen to the struggles and hopes of job seekers -- many who have been unemployed for over a year.
Job seekers waiting inside the Faith Dome at Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles.
Stephen Hoffman/Marketplace