Redefining Life in the Bad Economy

June 8, 2010

An Employer Who's Actually Hiring

A new call center in Grand Junction draws eager applicants.

Duane Bartley

Bartley recently got a new job after unemployment and bankruptcy.

Mike McCarthy

McCarthy is facing his second bout of unemployment in two years, but says the crisis has brought his family together.

Gerri Brown

Brown delayed her retirement because of the downturn.

Marlin May

May is a 58 year old audio producer from Windsor. A layoff at his age comes with both struggles and gifts.

Pat's Story

Pat, who didn't want to use her last name, is a software engineer who lost her job, wound up living in her car, and eventually found space at a homeless shelter.

Photo by Corey Leopold