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Some laid-off Sprint workers sticking with aviation


September 25, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When Robert Tallie moved to Wichita from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, two years ago, he came looking for a new job. It wasn't a blind move. He received a scholarship from WSU Tech and planned to work in the city's prominent aviation industry. The opportunity seemed too good to be true for Tallie, his brother and his mother, who all made the move together.

This year, that opportunity was threatened, though.

Tallie had successfully received his certificate in aerospace coatings and paint from WSU Tech and was hired on at Spirit AeroSystems as a painter. But in January, he...

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