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The Great Resignation; student loan moratorium extended; AARP job center; What's Good Wednesday

Downtown Jacksonville

More than 4.5 million workers across the U.S. resigned in 2021 while job openings hovered near an all-time high. Before the omicron variant spiked COVID-19 cases, employees held incredible leverage in the job market.

After almost two decades in the corporate world, Caron Streibich is among those who voluntarily left their jobs.


Student loan moratorium extended

The Biden administration extended the national moratorium on student loan repayments until May 1.

Guest: Leslie Payne, financial attorney who specializes in consumer finance and student debt.

AARP job center

AARP is unveiling a new job center in the city focused on veterans and military spouses.

Guest: Justine Conley, outreach and advocacy coordinator, AARP’s Veterans, Military & Spouses Job Center in Jacksonville.

What’s Good Wednesday

  • The 2022 season is live at the 5 and Dime Theatre.
  •  The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival kicked off its blockbuster 2022 season last week. The festival continues on Jan. 13 and 14 with soprano Renee Fleming’s Music and the Mind Discussion followed by a recital.
  • Acclaimed Chinese touring production Shen Yunhas shows in town tonight and tomorrow. 
  • Acclaimed bluegrass groupSideline has a performance at The Mudville Music Room in Jacksonville on Friday night.
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Katherine Hobbs was Associate Producer of talk shows at WJCT until 2022.