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Video: New Mexico Rally for Jobs

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted September 13, 2010

There's a lot to like about Farmington, New Mexico. With a nice airport, rugged scenery in the Four Corners region, and a population of 46,000, it is a nice place to visit. But some of the city's residents are having a difficult time these days. The official unemployment rate in August was 10.4 percent.

Last week a Rally for Jobs was held in Farmington, giving residents the chance to tell their officials at the local, state and federal level about the importance of jobs.

Rallies for Jobs were held in five states in early September. More information is available here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.