By Jim Grawe (Wichita, Kan.)
Lewis Harper is among a growing number of Kansans who are out of work.
"My money is getting low," Harper says. "I'm getting into a bind, and I want to try to have some income coming in."
Harper scours the job listings at the Wichita Workforce Center after losing his job assembling parts for airplanes. "It's terrible. I didn't think I would lose this job."
And he's not the only one blind sided by the aviation nosedive. As recently as October several agencies teamed up to start a program called PACES. Its purpose was to train more workers for the local aircraft makers. Now suddenly that plan needs some tweaking.