(Miami Herald) Veteran banker Emmanuel Charles uses the library now to check his email since he can’t afford Internet service himself. He drives a Mercedes, but one with 250,000 miles on it.

He lost his job as a branch manager in 2009 amid a global banking meltdown and has burned through almost all of his cash since then. His resume lists a cell phone number but no mailing address because he’s never entirely sure where he will be living a month from now.

“You have to be optimistic and in good spirits,” Charles said Wednesday morning, one of about 2,000 people swarming the banquet tables set up for a Davie job fair. “It’s a challenge to manage that sometimes.”

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