Photo by Michael Connors, via Morguefile.comDon Ray of Myrtle Beach was among those long-term unemployed. But now he has an encouraging story to tell. Ray had been looking for full-time employment for more than a year, sending out scores of resumes and knocking on countless doors, until he was hired for a sales job at the hhgregg store last week.

Ray said he believes that what put him in position to snag the South Carolina job was simple persistence.

“Not only was I applying online, but I came by here repeatedly, just checking to see if there was any new developments, if they were hiring and I believe that helped quite a bit because I got on a first name basis with some of the people here.”

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