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Black, Latino Unemployment Spurs Call To Action

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 10, 2015 8:28 am | Comments (22)

Markeshia Ricks Photos Latasha Ransome told a packed City Hall crowd that she has “lived in New Haven all my life. But I’ve never worked in New Haven.”

Ransome (at left) and others delivered a message at a Monday night forum: New Haven has plenty of workers, but too few full-time jobs with a steady income and benefits.

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Lawmakers Take Up Domestic Workers’ Cause

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 2, 2015 1:35 pm | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo A group of domestic workers visited City Hall not to clean, but to ask lawmakers to help clean up a mess: the abuse and exploitation many of them face from employers.

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Jobs Are Returning To The City

by Mark Abraham & Mary Buchanan, DataHaven | Feb 27, 2015 1:33 pm | Comments (8)

DataHaven In recent years, job growth in downtown centers nationwide has far outpaced growth in surrounding suburban areas, according to a widely-cited report released this week by the City Observatory. According to a DataHaven analysis of the Census dataset used in the report, New Haven and Hartford are experiencing a similar shift.

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Domestic Workers Sue Over Bias, Wage Theft

by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 26, 2015 4:05 pm | Comments (27)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Elvira Gutierrez Vargas said her bosses robbed her of the Christmas tips she received after spending more than 50 hours each week cleaning houses throughout New Haven for minimum wage.

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She Has No Time To Fail

by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 18, 2015 5:39 pm | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Jade Pearson found a way to juggle two part-time service jobs with college classes, and come out with a degree.

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112 Seek 12 Second-Chance Market Jobs

by Paul Bass | Jan 14, 2015 5:41 pm | Comments (18)

Paul Bass Photo The face of New Haven’s unemployed emerged inside Elm City Market, where over 100 job-seekers lined up for a second shot at a stable life.

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Cabbies Taken For A Ride

by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 16, 2014 1:00 pm | Comments (1)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Cabbie Marixxa Berrios has a new reason to be cautious—someone has been robbing her fellow Union Station cabbies at knifepoint upon reaching his destination.

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Hire Jobs Monitor? Or Homeless Quarterback?

by Paul Bass | Nov 19, 2014 2:40 pm

Paul Bass PhotoThe Harp Administration wants to leave vacant a job at the strapped agency that monitors hiring on development projects in order to create a job to oversee the city’s programs for the homeless.

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New Haveners Commute In Style

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 17, 2014 1:11 pm | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo A Mercedes-Benz pulled up to the commuter lot at 7:30 a.m. Thursday and whisked Michele Wetschko away—not to a concert or a black-tie dinner, but to work, nearly 50 miles away.

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Scramble’s On For Fed “Promise” Designation

by Paul Bass | Nov 13, 2014 9:19 am | Comments (1)

Paul Bass Photo Serena Neal-Sanjurjo had a sense of déjà vu as she joined 26 other job-creation and anti-poverty workers in racing toward a deadline to convince the federal government to give New Haven a boost in helping the poor.

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