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Hundreds flock to St. Pete jobs fair listen

09/19/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As of last Friday, Florida has had three straight months of 10.7 percent unemployment. Today the St. Pete Times hosted a jobs fair in downtown St. Petersburg. President Barack Obama is trying to address the problem through the American Jobs Act. It would include 5 billion dollars to help public safety officials a...

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Jobs forum to be held tomorrow in Ybor City

03/30/10 Robert Lorei
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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With Florida's unemployment rate at 12.2%- a record high- tomorrow night with Florida's unemployment rate at 12.2 percent—a record high—tomorrow night in Ybor City there will be a forum on job creation. Two of the organizers of the event are with us. Bill Newton and Tim Heberlein are with the Florida Consumer Action Network. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the [Children's Board of Hillsborough County](http://www.childrensboard....


How to deal with the recession

12/10/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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The U.S. is in the midst of what some are calling "The Great Recession". Unemployment is at a thirty year high. Benefits are being cut and the end is not in sight. Today on Radioactivity we'll talk about the recession with three people who have insight into what American workers are experiencing. Our first guest is a worker at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. He wishes to remain anonymous because he fears he'll be fired for speaking out. This worker has a pre-existing medical condition...

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