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A “Return To Normal” Workplace May Not Be What Job Seekers Are Looking For

People look for ways they can navigate returning to work on their terms as they face the uncertainty of a post-pandemic economy.


With vaccines available and the state opening up – many are being asked to return to the workplace, but is that a place workers are willing to go back to?


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A job-seeking listener expressed concerns regarding unemployment benefits ending before they can find their career path, while others turn away from their current job. Workforce experts join us to discuss how to find how you can find a new career or how to stand up for your current one.


Michelle Castro

Hany Khalil

  • Executive Director of the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

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