Where's the Work?

The unemployment enigma is not solely the result of the recession but also the cumulative effect of a decade of negative labor practices like cutting pensions, avoiding hiring workers by extending the hours of salaried employees, and outsourcing [Sept. 21]. I was laid off from a temporary tax job in April, and I have been unemployed since. On paper, my unemployment appears to be a consequence of the recession. In fact, it is a result of the 2002 offshoring of my prior job: a well-paying, 24-year IT career with AT&T; and IBM. Had that not happened, I most...

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