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N.C. Community Colleges Help Displaced Airline Workers

Posted November 14, 2001 9:23 a.m. EST

— Many of the state's community colleges are moving quickly to organize programs for thousands of airline workers who lost their jobs after the September eleventh attacks.

Central Piedmont Community College held a career fair last week for laid-off U-S Airways. Many were there to sign up for unemployment benefits, check out courses and explore new careers.

Wake Tech Community College held a similar event last month in Raleigh.

At that seminar, displaced Midway Airlines workers got tips on improving resumes, interviewing techniques and professional networking.

U-S Airways has laid off about 17-hundred workers in Charlotte.

Midway has let 24-hundred workers go since seeking bankruptcy protection in August, then ceasing operations after the September eleventh attacks.