Maysville College Helps Jobless Seek New Careers

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky college is helping
people caught up in the nation's economic downturn by easing their transition toward a new career after losing their jobs.

Maysville Community and Technical College has formed emergency response teams to work with people in the campus service area who are finding themselves unemployed due to cutbacks and layoffs.

There are also free workshops to help people sharpen resumes and job interview skills or prepare for college.

Participants also get advice on making ends meet and coping with stress in tough times.

"I know it looks bad, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel," said Billie Barbour, director of Enrollment Management-Student Development and head of the emergency response team in Maysville.

The response teams have been contacting human resource directors with area businesses. The teams also have visited workplaces to talk to employees faced with job losses.

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