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Nu Beginnings—Helping job seekers became an inspiration for a small company

In 1992, Odie Smith experienced his first layoff from his job at a St. Louis aerospace company. He ended up being out of work for three months. During this time, Odie discovered firsthand how hard being unemployed is. He had to learn how to file for benefits, and his credit took a beating when he suddenly couldn’t pay his debts.

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