Career Damage

The WTC's unemployed hunt for jobs in a tough economy

He was known as the mayor. And when people needed something done in a pinch, they would often hear the refrain "Go see Carl." Carl Chambers, 56, worked as an elevator starter, someone who monitored the cars--and helped people if they got stuck--for 27 years at the north tower of the World Trade Center. His station was on the 78th floor, and his instinct to help kicked in when he exited the subway in lower Manhattan on Sept. 11 and saw the gray ribbons of smoke streaming from the building. "I have to go in," he said to a friend. "I...

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