The Disaster Dislocated Worker Covid Grant provides temporary work experience employment opportunities for individuals throughout Northwest Georgia that have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The grant is designed to serve dislocated workers in need of training and assist in securing full-time employment.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Coordinator Paula Stallings works directly with the grant developing worksites and working with individuals that apply for the grant.
“On Sept. 16, 2020, we had the privilege of hiring Jamie Stafford through the Disaster Dislocated Worker grant to work at the Emergency Service 911 Center in Trenton. As a COVID Prevention Technician, Jamie’s job consists of keeping the building in a clean and organized condition to reduce or prevent the spread of COVID-19, to comply with the CDC COVID-19 Guidance. Since his first day on the job, he has proven himself to be a dependable, dedicated employee.”
Ms. Stallings also stated, “Jamie is a real example of what this grant represents. We could not be more pleased than when we learned that Mr. Stafford will work through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s On the Job Training Program and will become a full-time employee at the Emergency Service 911 Center.”
For additional information about the National Disaster Dislocated Worker Grant or the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) please contact Paula Stallings at (423) 280-5161 or visit our website at www.careerdepot.org.