Hope for the Underemployed


In this interview, obtained through Seed.com, AOL's freelance network, Marge Holdorf explores the world of underemployment with her husband, a car salesman who lost his full-time job in the recession.

After a successful 25 year career in car sales where he worked full-time receiving a salary, plus commission and medical benefits, Russ Holdorf lost his job two years ago, shortly after being hospitalized. Like many Americans who lost jobs as the Great Recession took hold, Holdorf has had great difficulty landing a similar position offering the same pay and benefits. Difficult economy aside, he often wondered if his biggest obstacle was his age -- Holdorf is over 60 years old.