All of the people I’ve profiled so far in the News Cut series, The Unemployed, have been worth rooting for, but none more so than Rhoda Quick of St. Louis Park.
She lost her job as a legal assistant at HSBC in Minnetonka in a cost-cutting layoff in May, and has been on the verge of losing her home.
Today, Rhoda got a job.
She’s been hired at Ovations at UnitedHealth Group as a senior legal administrative assistant. She starts next week and her salary will be somewhat more than she was making in her previous position.
Meanwhile, I’d like to profile more people who are out of work. If that’s you, contact me.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.