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Women are still struggling even as New York City recovers

In 2009, after 17 years working in civilian posts for the NYPD, Earline Pitts lost her $37,000-a-year job, as cash-strapped New York City embarked on a wave of layoffs. The Hunts Point resident has not worked since. Pitts, 52, lives off of food stamps and public assistance. She’s currently training at STRIVE, a New York City-based workforce development organization, but she knows the job search ahead will be difficult…Read More


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