Borg Warner Layoff Support Session

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 10, 2008 at 10:09 PM EDT

Borg Warner employees handed pink slips, take steps to get paychecks again.

This job fair at the Clarion Hotel in Ithaca provided a lot more than just new employment leads.

Borg Warner manufactures car parts for automakers.

In the last 3 months, it has laid off more than 230 people working at its Ithaca and Cortland facilities.

These are skilled workers, hoping to find a new fit among more than 20 different employers like Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Cayuga Medical.

"A lot of these places that looking online, you wouldn't even find. So to be able to come to an area where it's all together for you for, this is a definite plus." says Brian Perrine, a former Borg Warner employee.

"You got to talk about what jobs they actually did have available. Um, a lot of them had the job description there for you." says Michelle Cartner, a former Borg Warner employee.

The session also provided several workshops like how to network and interview.

Also, how to handle finances during tough economic times.

Tompkins Workforce New York sponsored the event.

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