When she was laid off from her position as a financial analyst in July 2008, Westminster, Colorado’s Kelly Wiedemer expected the path back to her well-worn career track would be quick and easy. Now she’s emerged as something of a full-time champion of the long-termed unemployed. This work includes reporting on unemployed issues and organizing a petition against the job site Monster.com that has more than 88,000 signatures. As Senior Editor Tim Cavanaugh observes, only in a leisure-hating country like this one could unemployment become as stressful and exhausting as a full-time job.
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