Tools for Tough Times

Economic problems facing you in 2010?   If you need help as a result of the economy, check out “Help Wanted,” a new public television series and web portal that provides information about vital resources available to consumers.  Public Television stations WMHT-Albany and WCNY-Syracuse shed light on the current economic crisis in New York State with the brand new series “Help Wanted,” which premiered on Thursday, January 7th at 8:30 PM (WMHT-Albany). Click here for broadcast schedule. Previous episodes can also be viewed online.

Partnering closely with government and non-profit organizations, “Help Wanted” features a weekly 26-episode television series, a web portal that serves as a vital tool for resources, and public outreach events to expand the reach of the project and the resources. WMHT’s Dan Bazile is the host of the series with field reporting from WCNY’s Liz Ayers. Together, WMHT and WCNY recruit guests from various backgrounds and give them real world advice for their real world situations from organizations that can truly help.

The series invites viewers to follow 44 diverse individuals as they are connected to employment and financial resources and both WMHT and WCNY feature stories and spotlight guests within the communities of New York State.

The series gives New York citizens useful and trustworthy information in an accessible centralized manner regarding the factors affecting their family economic situation. Four elements of concern will be addressed in each episode: Employment Resources, Job Training, Consumer Protection, and Family Finances. 

More information on “Help Wanted” – including available resources  — can be found at