Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
January 9, 2004
Albany- Dozens of laid-off Georgians head to the Department of Labor each day to learn about resources and benefits that can help them get back on their feet, and a new training program may make that transition a little easier.
"It's actually where an employer can try a person before they buy a person," says Lynne Jones of the Department of Labor.
It's called Georgia Works. For the first time ever, it allows out-of-work Georgians to go into a workplace setting for eight weeks, train for a job, and still receive unemployment benefits.
"It's an opportunity not only for the employer to try a person, but it's an opportunity for the potential employee to try a company before they buy into the company too," Jones explains.
The Advanced Rehab Center is one of ten official Georgia Works sites in Dougherty County. They currently have one trainee.
"Any extra hands we have in here with us during the day also helps the flow of clients coming through, so it kind of just helps us get through the day also a little easier, a little more efficiently, and at the same time he's getting the benefit of learning different things while he's here also," says Physical Therapist Bob Dykes.
And there's no charge for the extra help. Placing potential employees through the program is free to Georgia Works employers.
"I think it's a great opportunity for us to work with the area, and help these individuals get on the job," adds Dykes.
In addition to on-site training, Georgia Works participants can receive up to a $240 training allowance for childcare, transportation, tools and work clothes.