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GDOL to Aid Laid Off Tornado Victims

Feb 03, 2013 -- 5:15pm

 

By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)

Some Tornado victims lost not only their homes in Wednesday’s devastating storm, but their livelihoods as well. 
 
To help workers who lost their jobs to the storm, The Georgia Department of Labor’s Cartersville Career Center will establish two temporary assistance centers in Adairsville. There, tornado victims will be able to file for unemployment insurance benefits and even get assistance in acquiring a new job if they need it. 
 
Several businesses in Bartow and Gordon Counties experienced catastrophic damage to their buildings, which has effectively laid employees off until the structure can be fixed. Among these, is the Daiki Corporation, where nearly 80 employees will be without a job for a minimum of six months as the manufacturing plant is rebuilt.  
 
Employees of Daiki are urged to visit the assistance center set up in the area at North Pointe Church on Orchard Rd, which will officially open this Wednesday.
 
The United Community Bank on Hwy 140 will act as the second temporary assistance center, which will serve all laborers who have been laid off by the storm. They will operate this Tuesday and Thursday, and then open their doors again on the 12th and 14th, 
 

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