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Michelle Chesney-Offutt is seen in her Sandwich, Ill., home before leaving for work as an insurance customer service representative on March 22, 2012. Chesney-Offutt, who was unemployed for nearly three years before landing a job, said a recruiter who responded to her online resume two years ago backed away when he learned she had been out of work for 13 months. (Associated Press)
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Michelle Chesney-Offutt is seen in her Sandwich, Ill., home before leaving for work as an insurance customer service representative on March 22, 2012. Chesney-Offutt, who was unemployed for nearly three years before landing a job, said a recruiter who responded to her online resume two years ago backed away when he learned she had been out of work for 13 months. (Associated Press)

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