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Cruel job market for older, ‘long term’ unemployed

TRUMBULL, Conn. — Maureen Quinlan, 50, has been out of work for nearly 800 days, and says her prospects of finding a new job seem worse than ever.

A Trumbull resident, Quinlan worked at Perkin-Elmer in Shelton until 2011, when she and about 30 percent of the company’s work force was laid off as part of a reorganization effort.

Quinlan said she was sad, but figured she’d be able to get another job pretty quickly, as she had during previous brief stints of unemployment.

She was wrong.

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