Jobs, jobs and more jobs

Monday’s Business page contained several stories about jobs that made some intriguing juxtapositions.

One from the Los Angeles Times noted that “After years of sitting on the sidelines, hundreds of thousands of workers who lost their jobs in the 2007-08 financial crash are finally getting back into the game.” Turns out 2.4 million people who were unemployed have sought work in the last six months.

An AP story looked at so-called “bridge jobs,” held by many senior workers who are transitioning from employment and career into retirement.

A Chicago Tribune story next to it said the number of people who would rather have health insurance through work rather than higher wages is growing.

Finally, a story highlighed the expansion challenges small businesses face from fees, taxes and changing laws.

The world is changing fast. What’s your take on the state of jobs and employment? Email

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