Work$" Can Help Your Small Business
State of Georgia has implemented a new program that is
designed to get people off the unemployed rolls. It
also turned out to be a good thing for small businesses.
The program allows someone who is unemployed to be hired
while continuing to collect unemployment benefits. An
employer can hire someone who is collecting unemployment
benefits for 24 hours per week, for up to eight weeks
without having to pay them.
It gives the
employee the opportunity to receive training and determine
an area of interest to pursue a career. After the eight
weeks the employer can decide whether or not to hire the
individual on a part-time or full-time basis.
There is no
obligation to hire any given trainee, but there must be a
current vacancy listed with the GDOL.
small, new, and expanding businesses Employers do not have
to provide Workers Compensation coverage. This is provided
by GDOL. Another advantage is that employers do not have a
tax burden associated with the employees.
|This program is also available to
for-profit and non-profit businesses.
Georgia Department of Labor: