ASU-Searcy Adds More Teachers to Accommodate Layed-Off Workers

SEARCY, AR - Arkansas State University's Searcy campus has added a third shift of teachers to accomodate students who enrolled after being laid off when Whirlpool took over Maytag and closed the local appliance plant.

The school has 200 students and 90 of them are from the closed factory, which left 700 workers without jobs.  The campus says another 50 displaced workers are expected to enroll in August.  The students are pursuing associates degrees so they can work in new trades.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)