Some Laid-Off Mill Workers Decide to go Back to School
YAKIMA, Wa - This new semester at Perry Tech is giving laid-off mill workers at Yakima Resources a chance to start fresh.
Yakima Resources laid-off more than two hundred mill workers in early August, but not all are interested in jumping right back into the job market. Some are using money from the dislocated workers program to pay for re-training.
These mill workers hope to learn the skills they need in a new field -- to earn a salary and benefits that compares to what they had been making at the mill.