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In this hour we look at four stories of employment, and one very different case of unemployment. We follow an unemployment support group in Boston, people who take on odd jobs, those who undergo medical testing for money, the people who in dying industries, and how one local business is impacted by the Eurozone crisis overseas.
Librarians, postal workers, and travel agents, as some would say, are among those working in a dying industry. Reporter Emma-Jean Weinstein takes a closer look at a new generation of hopeful librarians who are entering the business. She finds out about the struggle to keep libraries open and librarians fight to provide a place that people can go and study for free.
In these hard economic times people have begun to take on odd jobs as a way to make money. Reporter Andrea Olalia looks at unconventional jobs her ein the Bay state. She tells us about her experiences spending the day learning the ropes of two unique jobs.
For some, falling on hard times and being unemployed can really take its toll. Reporter Elizabeth Gillis explores unemployment support groups in the Bay state. She looks at what these groups do to support one another during hardship.
Sometimes in order to Make a little money, people allow themselves to be human guinea pigs. Reporter Z Neifield takes a closer look at why some people are willing to undergo medical testing for money and what risks may be involved.
For some workers, profits aren’t just dependent on how the U.S. economy is doing. The economic crisis in the Eurozone is impacting importers here at home. Reporter Kyna Doles narrates the story of how one wine importer is concerned with the global currency market.
Reporters (in order of appearance): Emma-Jean Weinstein, Andrea Olalia, Elizabeth Gillis, Zara Neifield, Kyna Doles, Emily Files
Producers: Rebecca Morris, Alyssa Edes