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One hundred jobs : a panorama of work in the American city

Author: Ron Howell
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using New York City as a microcosm of the American economy, One Hundred Jobs paints an original and revealing portrait of work in all its differences and extremes. Veteran journalist Ron Howell has interviewed one hundred workers to find out what they do all day, how they do it, how they are compensated, and how they view their working lives. These portraits are accompanied by statistics such as salary, health-care  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Howell
ISBN: 1565844300 9781565844308
OCLC Number: 41326481
Description: xiii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: I. The Self-Employed --
II. The Civil Servants --
III. The Money and Power Professionals --
IV. The New-Media Workers --
V. The Skilled Laborers --
VI. The Service Providers --
VII. The Food Handlers --
VIII. The Transporters --
IX. The Artists --
X. The Fringe-Dwellers --
XI. The Educators --
XII. The Caregivers.
Responsibility: Ron Howell ; photographs by Ozier Muhammad.

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"Using New York City as a microcosm of the American economy, One Hundred Jobs paints an original and revealing portrait of work in all its differences and extremes. Veteran journalist Ron Howell has interviewed one hundred workers to find out what they do all day, how they do it, how they are compensated, and how they view their working lives. These portraits are accompanied by statistics such as salary, health-care benefits, average hours of work per week, and educational background, along with Pulitzer Prize-winner Ozier Muhammad's photographs of each employee at his or her job site."--Jacket.

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