Switching Careers Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Charting Jobs That Are Similar to Yours

Justin Cornett’s story had been a 21st-century economic nightmare. He worked for 13 years on drilling rigs at a crude oil company near his home in Dorton, Ky. Then it halted production, and he was laid off. At 33, with two children and a mortgage, he couldn’t find a stable new job of the kind he had trained for, because all the oil and coal mining companies in the area were shutting down.

Ezekiel Moreno, a veteran who was stocking groceries for a living, got a job making aerospace parts at M&M Manufacturing in Tulsa, Okla., after enrolling in a retraining program. CreditAndrea Morales for The New York Times

Ezekiel Moreno, a veteran who was stocking groceries for a living, got a job making aerospace parts at M&M Manufacturing in Tulsa, Okla., after enrolling in a retraining program. CreditAndrea Morales for The New York Times


Rising, Falling and Rising Once More in Eastern Kentucky

East Kentucky Pioneers: Three men from east Kentucky were typical of thousands of others in the region.  Justin Cornett, Jonathan Ray and John Tackett had all been long time workers in the fossil fuel industry, following generations of family members. All three had responsibilities…families counting on them.


Eastern Kentucky Pioneers: The John Tackett Story

John Tackett is one of many inspirational pioneers, blazing trails for a new generation to follow. There are big things coming to Eastern Kentucky.

Eastern Kentucky Pioneers: The Justin Cornett Story

Justin Cornett is one of many inspirational pioneers, blazing trails for a new generation to follow. There are big things coming to Eastern Kentucky.

Thousands of Kentucky Coal Miners are out of work, but the HAAS eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute in Paintsville, Kentucky would mean education and new opportunities.

Eastern Kentucky Pioneers: The Jonathan Ray Story

Jonathan Ray is one of many inspirational pioneers, blazing trails for a new generation to follow. There are big things coming to Eastern Kentucky.
 

 
The photo was taken on Sunday at the 2017 NSRA (National Street Rod Association) Nationals event in Louisville, Kentucky. Featured in the photo is Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin with his 3 boys. Also shown are Phil Haming, HFO Midwest Sales Engineer (shown left) and Aaron Evans, HFO Midwest Application Engineer (shown right). The machine in the background is a Haas DT-2 Drill Tap Machining Center, used in high-volume production of precision parts. As you know, this machine is made by Haas Automation in their Oxnard, CA factory.

The photo was taken on Sunday at the 2017 NSRA (National Street Rod Association) Nationals event in Louisville, Kentucky. Featured in the photo is Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin with his 3 boys. Also shown are Phil Haming, HFO Midwest Sales Engineer (shown left) and Aaron Evans, HFO Midwest Application Engineer (shown right). The machine in the background is a Haas DT-2 Drill Tap Machining Center, used in high-volume production of precision parts. As you know, this machine is made by Haas Automation in their Oxnard, CA factory.

 

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