WBEZ | Carrie Thomas http://www.wbez.org/tags/carrie-thomas Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Listeners seek advice from jobs experts http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-02/listeners-seek-advice-jobs-experts-94533 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-02/Great Lakes Earth.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This week <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> heard about the real-life challenges facing workers in the Great Lakes region as part of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/frontandcenter" target="_blank"><em>Front and Center</em></a> series. Friday was listeners' chance to share how they were doing in this economy. <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>asked listeners to share their experiences, whether they faced challenges finding work or making a career change.</p><p>Three experts in the field took calls, e-mails and tweets to help steer listeners toward resources or offer advice: Carrie Thomas is the associate director of the <a href="http://cjc.net/" target="_blank">Chicago Jobs Council</a>, Ray Bentley is the board liaison of the <a href="http://www.workforceboardsmetrochicago.org/contact/" target="_blank">Cook County Workforce Investment Board</a> and Elba Aranda-Suh is the director of the <a href="http://www.nlei.org/" target="_blank">National Latino Education Institute</a>. Listeners can call <strong>312-923-9239, </strong>e-mail the show at <strong><a href="mailto:848@wbez.org">848@wbez.org</a></strong> or tweet <strong><a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/848" target="_blank">@848</a></strong>.</p></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:56:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-02/listeners-seek-advice-jobs-experts-94533