WASHINGTON | The U.S. job market is proving sturdier than expected at a time when the economy is under pressure from Washington gridlock and the threat of government spending cuts.
Keith Taylor, 56, knew it was time for a career change when his position as an office supply salesman fell into jeopardy.
Two years ago, Lansing resident Barbara McKinney lost her job working as a receptionist for the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Ever since, McKinney's attempts to find a job have been met with resistance as she and her husband have been hit with health problems and hospitalizations.
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