Long term unemployment benefits are set to expire for more than a million Americans Saturday, among them 3,786 Kansans. Support for people who have been looking for work for more than six months will expire because congress did not include funding for them in the budget deal it passed earlier this year.
It's been a busy couple of years at the Wichita Workforce Center. More than 100 people a day visit the center to look for jobs and receive job training.
Carl Rogers was let go from Boeing in 2010. He's been working short term and temp jobs since then but says finding long term, full time work is harder than he could have ever imagined.
"Being laid off as I have, you learn that okay pick yourself up and go on. Discard your emotions. Yeah you're hurt but that's not going to pay the bills," Rogers said.
Rogers lost his most recent job on December 13th, on the 14th he as at the Workforce Center looking for another job.
"When you're out there and you're long term unemployed it's crushing every time somebody doesn't give you an interview or gives you an interview and doesn't hire you. It's like being fired every day," Rogers said.