According to the latest jobs report, there are about 81,000 unemployed job seekers in the Baltimore region. A new report analyzes what's keeping the unemployed from finding work. The report comes from the Opportunity Collaborative, a group of governments, agencies, and non-profits developing a regional plan for workforce development, housing, and transportation. Sheilah Kast talks with economist Chris Seals, author of the report, as well as Jason Perkins-Cohen, Executive Director of the Job Opportunities Task Force.
As part of this segment, we also spoke with Clifford White, an ex-offender who had trouble finding a living wage job and has started his own carpet cleaning business.