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    :: Saturday, November 04, 2006 ::

    New Frontier Lures Detroit Autoworkers, As Employees Lose Their Jobs, Booming Energy Industry In Wyoming Calls - CBS News
    In Michigan, the unemployment rate now tops 7 percent. Over the last six years, nearly one-fourth - or 262,000 - of the state's manufacturing jobs have disappeared, and in the Detroit area alone nearly 14,000 white collar jobs have been eliminated.

    White collar workers, with numerous years of experience at GM, thought they'd be safe until retirement, but they weren't.

    'This is like you're married for 26 years and all of a sudden your spouse came up to you one day, unannounced, and said, 'We're done,'' Dave Kepsal says.
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    Union Pacific Railroad has an employment outreach program to automotive workers in Detroit.
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