‘Get a job’ isn’t that easy (Metro NY)

A look at some of the reasons the jobless report are blocking them from finding jobs that will lift them out of poverty:

Say you’re a New Yorker, and you’re poor. You’re hardly alone: The latest figures show that close to one in four people in this city live without enough cash to afford basic needs, and it’s only likely to get worse as “finding a job” begins to seem like a relic of a quaint era, like buggy whips or analog cell phones.

So what, then, does it take to get yourself back on your feet, and why are so many people unable to do so? In a report last week by the nonprofit Urban Justice Center, the jobless gave some answers… [read more]