As we prepare to cover the jobs report on Friday, we're looking for real people to share their stories about the job market. Did you get a job recently? Tweet your story to @CNNMoney with the hashtag #igotajob.
With 12.5 million Americans still unemployed, it's tough out there to say the least. But as I monitor Twitter, I'm encouraged to find some uplifting stories.
Take for instance Janel Porter of Louisville, Ky. who searched for two years and finally landed a job as a data entry worker at Humana. It's a temp job, but she's thankful for the fresh start.
Then there's Jack DeManche of Boston, Ma. who was hired as a social media manager for DailyBreak.com, soon after he graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Congratulations to these Tweeters, and remember to share your story with @CNNMoney too. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney predict the next jobs report will show employers created 110,000 jobs in September.
Many long-term unemployed will begin seeing their federal jobless benefits disappear starting this week.
Although Congress reauthorized federal emergency unemployment benefits earlier this year, lawmakers reduced the weeks the jobless can collect payments. The cutbacks come in two phases -- one now and another in September.
This round affects the jobless in at least 24 states, while all Americans will be affected in the fall.
Now, those who live in states with unemployment MORETami Luhby - Jun 27, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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