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Claudette M. Reeves

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 6:00 AM
8/60 There's an old expression that advises people not to go out looking for problems, but that's exactly what Claudette M. Reeves, a software quality-assurance engineer, likes to do. "I enjoy being able to find the issue before the customer gets the product," said Reeves, 52, of Mount Holly. "Customers... Read more

Wanda Mize

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 2:15 AM
7/60 Wanda Mize, 61, always thought she could rely on a career in banking. "If you worked in a bank," she said, "you thought you'd be guaranteed a job forever." That was until Aug. 31, when she was laid off from her position as vice president and retail operations manager of DNB First, formerly Downingtown... Read more

Deborah Gallagher

Friday, January 14, 2011, 2:15 AM
6/60 Talk about being thrown into the fire. Deborah J. Gallagher, 55, began her part-time job at Macy's at 8 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 26, the crazy shopping day after Thanksgiving. It was insane in the men's sporting goods department, but Gallagher, who was laid off from her human resources job... Read more

Ashton Jones

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 2:15 AM
5/60 Truth to tell, city planner Ashton Jones, 28, isn't suffering too much on unemployment benefits. He shares a low-cost home well outside the comfortable margins of University City. It helps that he prefers living simply and that he'd rather shop in thrift stores. Jones has no children and... Read more

Vincent Tricome

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 2:15 AM
4/60 Vincent Tricome notices things - such as whether puddles form at the end of driveways because drainage systems aren't properly constructed. He can't drive by a water-retention basin without taking a little look. "I like to see how things are built," said Tricome, 48, a civil engineer from Chester... Read more

Glenn C. Lloyd

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 2:30 AM
3/60 Glenn C. Lloyd, 57, seems like a quiet man with a resume full of geek words such as "Lotus," "CoreDossier," "knowledgebase solutions" and "third-party software." "I'm very laid back," said Lloyd, of Shamong, Burlington County, who specializes in information technology support and service and... Read more

Khaleel Adger

Monday, January 10, 2011, 2:30 AM
2/60 Many people go to art school and find they can't make a living at what they love to do most, but that's not what happened to Khaleel Adger, 32, of Philadelphia. Shortly after he graduated from college, he began working at Miskeen Originals, designing one-of-a-kind clothing for the urban market... Read more

Donna Oxford

Saturday, January 8, 2011, 5:00 AM
1/60 The worst of it is so terrifying that Donna Oxford tends to worry more about the smaller problems, such as how depressing it was not to be able to treat her granddaughters to a day at the beach this summer or take them shopping for school clothes. "Yes, it's sad that I'm going to be homeless... Read more
About this blog

Jobbing covers the workplace – employment, unemployment, management, unions, legal issues, labor economics, benefits, work-life balance, workforce development, trends and profiles.

Jane M. Von Bergen writes about workplace issues for the Inquirer.

Married to a photographer she met at her college newspaper, Von Bergen has been a reporter since fourth grade, covering education, government, retailing, courts, marketing and business. “I love the specific detail that tells the story,” she says.

Reach Jane M. at jvonbergen@phillynews.com.

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