The department will conduct sessions to explain the range of services that will be provided, including unemployment insurance and reemployment services designed to help employees find new jobs. The sessions will be conducted Thursday and Friday, April 14-15, at the company, located at 2274 Highway 76 in Chatsworth. In the coming weeks, a variety of other services will be provided.
Officials of Shaw Industries have notified the Georgia Department of Labor of their plans to close their facility. Approximately 300 workers will be affected.
Commissioner Butler said the labor department provides a wide range of transitional services to laid-off workers. These options include: on-site employee information sessions describing services available through the Georgia Department of Labor, assistance in filing claims for unemployment compensation, re-employment services, access to retraining opportunities, skills assessment and correlation with available employment opportunities, special workshops on career options and resume writing and interviewing skills.
The Georgia Department of Labor conducts job search workshops, career counseling, and provides resource centers in each office. Some job seekers may also be eligible for occupational/skills training, on-the-job training, General Education Development (GED) preparation and testing, and supportive services such as child-care assistance, transportation assistance and meals while enrolled in full-time training.
Chatsworth is served by the Georgia Department of Labor’s Dalton Career Center, located at 1406 Chattanooga Ave. in Dalton. The office telephone number is (706) 272-2301. However, affected workers may get assistance from any of the department’s 53 career centers statewide. A listing of career centers is available on line at www.dol.state.ga.us.