State assisting workers who've lost jobs due to Georgia tornadoes


State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced the Georgia Department of Labor will offer assistance to workers who are temporarily out of a job or have been laid off in the wake of Wednesday's storm.

Butler says the department of labor's Cartersville Career Center will set up two temporary assistance centers in Adairsville between Feb. 5 and 14. Butler says people who are out of work because of the storm may file claims for unemployment insurance benefits and get help with finding a new job.

Butler says about 80 employees of a steel manufacturing plant in Adairsville will be out of work while the plant is rebuilt.

Officials expect the rebuilding process to take a minimum of six months.


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