Scott Simon hosts our first edition of “Help Wanted,” a new series dedicated to America’s ongoing jobs crisis. This week, we visit Ohio’s Cuyahoga County to see how even people who have managed to find work are struggling with stagnant pay and decreasing benefits.
Scott Simon also travels to inner-city Baltimore with David Simon, author and creator of the HBO series “The Wire,” to talk to young men on “the corner” who are among America’s chronically unemployed.
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Correspondent John Larson travels to Cuyahoga County in northern Ohio for an in-depth look at America’s job crisis. Even some of those with work there are feeling extraordinarily insecure, struggling to pay their bills, as their pay stagnates, and their hours and benefits decline.
Need to Know anchor Scott Simon goes with author David Simon to Baltimore’s inner city to talk to young men with little or no work, who often simply hang out on the street. Though they are rarely counted and rarely talked about, they are among America’s chronically unemployed.