Laid-off Kansas aviation workers find new opportunities

August 02, 2020 - 11:15 am
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Some aviation workers who were laid off in Wichita are taking advantage of a federal program that helps people looking for new job opportunities or a chance to gain more education and skills. 

Tracy Taylor lost her job on the 737 program at Spirit AeroSystems in January. The 32-year-old says she is now studying nursing at WSU Tech, with help from the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. 

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Numbers from the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas show Taylor is one of around 9,100 people who lost their jobs following the 737 Max fallout last December.

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