Laid-off miner starts over

Laid-off miner starts over

There are 6 comments on the Silver City Sun-News story from Aug 4, 2009, titled Laid-off miner starts over. In it, Silver City Sun-News reports that:

At first glance, Jaime Miguel McCarthy and Kelly Arellin might not seem like they have much in common.

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Albuquerque, NM

#1 Aug 4, 2009
Great article! Very interesting. Would love to read more from this young man. Would love to read about that "pull" that the miners have to the mines even though they don't want to go back. Thanks. All of us have a story.
Just say it

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Aug 4, 2009
At least this laid off miner is getting help. People don't realize that the majority of them are not. School still has not been approved for many of them and they are left weighing their options. Should they stay here or move on?
I know for a fact that if the local Workforce Solutions Center had done their job, my husband and others would be in school right now!
Grant County refugee

Anthony, NM

#3 Aug 4, 2009
And for years Grant County has had a repeating history that the residents dont seem to correct. This has gone on for generations!

The people and leaders of Grant County should NOT rely on the mining industry and should look at bringing in other industries.
Grant County refugee

Anthony, NM

#4 Aug 4, 2009
What I meant to say is that the mine closings and layoffs repeat themselves about every ten, maybe fifteen years or so. Grant County history DOES NOT CHANGE! I don't mean just for the workers but for the whole Grant County economy and community as a whole. Look at bringing in other Industries, or collaborate as a community and create your own
Mark B_Vail AZ

Morenci, AZ

#5 Aug 4, 2009
Good luck with your studies! If you are called back, and want to go back to the mine, I would ask them if they would let you continue to go to school part-time while you work.
Mining is a cyclical business and one should always be prepared for downturns by developing skills that will apply to other fields (sort of like safety consequence thinking, but for your job). It's nobody's fault, just a reality. I think counties should seek employers no matter the industry. If someoneís willing to bring jobs, let them. Thatís the best way to make a diverse economy.
Help in times of need


#6 Aug 4, 2009
I m proud of Jaime McCarthy for his wonderful story of Kelly and other miners.
Jaime s father is a close friend and has done a great job in raising him.Its hard to reschool in your 50s but its doable,
May God grant peace and joy,thru Christ to all those in deep need at this time there in Silver.DrBob Funk Honduras

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