HAZARD, Ky (WYMT) - So far they are helping around 800 laid off miners and their spouses re-train and find work in another field, and now they want even more people to apply.
During the next few weeks, several hiring our miners everyday or "H.O.M.E" open enrollment events will be held.
If you have been laid off from the coal mining industry since 2012, you are encouraged to come find out what the program can do for you and meet a career adviser.
"We've had some really good feedback with this. We have a little over 800 people, 800 miners and their spouses enrolled, and we consider that a great success. And we want more people to take advantage of that," said Michael Cornett with Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Programs.
- Wednesday, April 24th - Paintsville Community Center
- Thursday, May 2nd - Martin Community Center
- Tuesday, May 7th - Harlan County Medical Clinic
- Friday, May 10th - Middlesboro Community Center
All events will be from 10:00 - 2:00.