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Getting creative

Laid-off workers, career changers go back to school to pursue passions

Kevin Hopkins, laid off last year from his job as a software engineer, is taking a three-month intensive furniture making workshop at the North Bennet Street School. Kevin Hopkins, laid off last year from his job as a software engineer, is taking a three-month intensive furniture making workshop at the North Bennet Street School. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)
By Vanessa E. Jones
Globe Staff / April 14, 2009

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When Michael Silva was laid off at a financial services company last year, he wasn't exactly sad. Although he liked his co-workers and had great benefits at the Kessler Group, Silva wasn't fulfilled creating direct-mail pieces for the company. So he returned to the career he had explored in 1995 after graduating from the New England School of Photography. He ... (Full article: 967 words)

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