Webcam update: Moira signs job contract

Sep 13, 2012, 11:58 AM

PARIS (AP) – After summer break in Greece, it’s back to real life for Moira Koffi.

She’s starting off the season on a high: Moira just signed her first job contract at the public relations firm where she’s been doing an internship.

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This is an update of Class of 2012, the AP’s yearlong exploration of Europe’s economic crisis through the eyes of five young graduates.

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Moira’s breakthrough contrasts with the frustrations of a fellow Sorbonne graduate with African roots, Jacinthe Adande, profiled in the AP Class of 2012’s latest news feature, about discrimination. Four years after graduating, Adande is still looking for a job and fears entrenched discrimination in France’s job market is holding her back.

Moira has expressed concern about a racist tide submerging Europe, but has not herself encountered discrimination in employment. In her first job, Moira will be helping to create online games for a blog and tracking social networks.

“I’m pretty excited about it,” says Moira.

Moira is also apartment-hunting with two roommates, remaining optimistic while worried about Paris’ sky-high rents.

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Next up … Lutz

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