NC Voices – Life after Employment

A textile manufacturing job in North Carolina used to mean life long security. Not anymore. Families who pulled themselves from lower to middle class on the strength of one or more wage earners are finding themselves back where they started as textile mills close across the state. Thousands of textile workers are paying the price for a major shift in the global economy. Like many mill town families, the Murphs of Rowan County have had to make major adjustments since Pillowtex closed a year and a half ago. Leoneda Inge reports for our series North Carolina Voices: Understanding Poverty.

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