Sociology students at Mesa State College have launched a study to determine the effects layoffs have on people. The students will be doing surveys at the downtown Grand Junction Farmer's Market and at the Mesa County Workforce Center.
With the assistance of their professor they hope to get 350 surveys filled out and conduct at least 40 one on one interviews over the next month. Their hope is to figure out how to help those that have been affected by the economic downturn.
After the month long study the students will share their findings with the workforce center and work with them to figure out what programs need to be in place to help those that have been laid off.
If you would like to help out and be a part of the study call Assistant Professor of Sociology, Abigail Richardson, at 970-248-1764.