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Gerald Green, State Rep. District 151, Senator Freddie Powell Sims,  London Mainor, Executive Director of the Terrell Co. Chamber (WALB image) Gerald Green, State Rep. District 151, Senator Freddie Powell Sims,  London Mainor, Executive Director of the Terrell Co. Chamber (WALB image)
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

The new Terrell County Juvenile Justice facility will be opening in October, if construction stays on schedule.

Officials say that close to 100 new jobs will be created when the center opens.

Gerald Green, State Rep. District 151, Senator Freddie Powell Sims,  London Mainor, Executive Director of the Terrell Co. Chamber of Commerce all toured the facility Tuesday.

"We are economically depressed in so many different areas and this is a facility where we have to have three shifts to accommodate. We have to have 24 hour presence," said Gerald Green, Dist. 151 State Representative. 

"The positions are great, the benefits are great and the income is pretty good for this area so it should bring some good spenders to the county," said London Mainor of the Chamber of Commerce.

Right now, they are looking to hire everyone from educators, to prison guards, to counselors, and maintenance workers.

The facility is a state-run facility, which means employees will collect full benefits.

Click HERE If you are looking to apply for any of the positions.

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