Confidence, optimism grow in pockets of U.S. as firms rehire

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Inside the Simonton Windows factory here, some workers who are back on the job after being laid off for months believe they are proof that the darkest days of the recession are over.

"They're saying things are getting better, and people don't seem as worried," says Cammie Hixson, 49, who was laid off for almost four months. "I think the economy has turned around."

Elaine Armstrong, 65, was laid off by Simonton for four months. Now that she's back at work, she says, "I'm very hopeful. I think we're all going to be OK now."

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsEconomyCorporations/Corporate LifeLabor/Labor Unions/Labor MarketThe Credit Freeze Crisis of Fall 2008/The Recession of 2007--

Posted September 28, 2009 at 7:52 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Helen wrote:

We may have improved for the short term,  but all those bail-outs and massive government debt will hit eventually, and hit hard.

September 28, 4:10 pm | [comment link]
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