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Jobless in Idaho: A Mix of Emotions for One College Grad

In our first Jobless in Idaho story, we introduced you to Justy Thomas.  She’s 38 years old and graduated from Boise State University last Friday with a degree in Human Resources and Business Management.  She’s unemployed.  That’s why she enrolled in college four years ago.  Now, she looks forward with mixed emotions.  We caught up with her on graduation day, and here’s the next piece of her story.  Click the play button below to view the audio slideshow.

Thomas had hoped to have a job lined up before graduation day.  Since our last story, she’s had an interview with JC Penney’s manager-in-training program, but didn’t get the job.  She’s also sent her resume to a handful of local companies, but hasn’t heard back.


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