"I know I'm not the only one," concludes Gillespie. "There's a lot of people who had jobs and lost 'em and can't find new ones. And they need to know that there is support out there and that they're not the only one."
Far from it. Though the economic outlook has improved enormously since the layoffs at Pfizer and the Ann Arbor News, there are nearly 10,000 other local folks out there still looking for work.
[Originally published in March, 2012.]