FIRST IN A SERIES
Minneapolis resident Hugo Camacho remodeled homes with Dovetail Renovation for seven years, until he was laid off last March. Now, he starts each Monday at the WorkForce Center in south Minneapolis to search for jobs. He found temporary employment with Artisan Renovation, another remodeling company, but has found himself out of work since September. He has been desperately trying to support his wife, Andrea, and 2-year-old son, John Marley, but says he doesn’t have many options left.
McKenna Ewen is a student journalist at the University of Minnesota. His entire project is available at www.timesofrecession.com.
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