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Long-term jobless get needed boost


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 26, 2013

~~<p>The Hawaii economy appears to have bounced back and has shown increasing resilience since the Great Recession over the past five years, but there remains a particularly stubborn problem for the long-term unemployed. These are people who often are walking the economic tightrope without a safety net, given that most have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits.</p>
<p>For many of these prospective workers and their would-be employers, the problem is not the lack of advertised openings but the mismatch between the job applicants and the skills required for the available posts.</p>
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The Hawaii economy appears to have bounced back and has shown increasing resilience since the Great Recession over the past five years, but there remains a particularly stubborn problem for the long-term unemployed. These are people who often are walking the economic tightrope without a safety net, given that most have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits.

For many of these prospective workers and their would-be employers, the problem is not the lack of advertised openings but the mismatch between the job applicants and the skills required for the available posts. Login for more...



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