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In Everett, Washington, Boeing Is No Longer Key To A Young Person's Future05:37
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Boeing 787 Dreamliners sit on the assembly line at the Boeing Factory in Everett, Washington. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliners sit on the assembly line at the Boeing Factory in Everett, Washington. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Everett, Washington, is best known as home to Boeing's giant aircraft manufacturing plant. For decades, the facility provided jobs and a comfortable life for many of the town's residents.

But the company is in trouble and has laid off more than 10% of its staff. And many young people no longer see Boeing or Everett in their future.

Reporter Surya Hendry's story is part of a collaboration between YR Media and WNYC's Radio Rookies called 18-to-29 Now: Young America Speaks Up.

This segment aired on October 19, 2020.

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