Easing veterans’ job plight

When Marine Sergeant Christopher Carter was deployed to Iraq in 2007, he used heavy equipment to help repair and maintain roads in the war-scarred country. Now home in Lenox, Carter, 35, still has the skills and experience to operate bulldozers and bucket loaders. But he doesn’t have a piece of paper certifying he completed a … Continue reading Easing veterans’ job plight

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70-Year-Old Census Records Highlight Shifts in the Working World

Seventy-two years ago, the house I grew up in was occupied by the DeLong family: a husband and wife, one son, two daughters. The husband worked as a salesman, his son as a clerk. None of the women held a job. The neighbors were laborers and waitresses and machinists. One industrious man worked 60-hour weeks … Continue reading 70-Year-Old Census Records Highlight Shifts in the Working World