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Archive: March, 2011

Edith Petillo

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 2:15 AM
56/60 Nothing in life has meant more to Edith "Edie" Petillo, 57, than her years as a college student at Immaculata University. "I found I could truly be myself," Petillo said. "Immaculata has impacted everything in my life." And that would be particularly true when it has come to Petillo's career... Read more

Naeemah Felder

Friday, March 4, 2011, 2:15 AM
55/60 Naeemah Felder believes that if employers would meet her, they would hire her. "I have a very strong work ethic," she said. "I stick to plan. I'm a people person." But, instead, her resume, like the resumes of other job-seekers, gets sucked into yet another anonymous computerized database. "You... Read more

Kathy Mackie

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 2:15 AM
54/60 When Kathy Mackie was growing up, she dreamed of being a doctor, but there was no money for college. So her mother gave her advice: "If you learn bookkeeping, you will always have a job." Maybe mothers aren't always right because it's been 20 months since Mackie, 54, had work as a bookkeeper... Read more

Abdulkarim Mokbil

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 2:15 AM
53/60 It takes Abdulkarim "Kimo" Mokbil, an unemployed business owner from Ethiopia, a few minutes to count how many times he has been uprooted from his home, only to arrive in a new place with what he owns in a suitcase. Six times - starting at age 9 when he and two brothers left Ethiopia to avoid... Read more
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