Stimulus-Funded Jobs End in Georgia

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

About 2,300 Georgians face the prospect of losing jobs they started earlier this year.

The stimulus package allotted $21 million in funds to boost Georgia's economy.

But only half of that has been used, so far.

Even in tough times, the stimulus money helped employers hire new workers by reimbursing them 80-percent of an employee's salary.

"The job market right now is fairly flat, fairly stagnant," said Richard Ramsey, with the Georgia Department of Labor in Lowndes County. "We don't anticipate a lot of growth until the private sector is able to start expanding."

Although funding ends today, the decision to keep these workers lies with their respective employers.


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  • by WCTV Viewer Location: Georgia on Oct 1, 2010 at 02:09 PM
    Now this just does NOT make any sense. You're going to allot monies for jobs that are ONLY temporary and then just turn and walk away leaving these people AGAIN without a possible job? Way to go Obama & the DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY!! Once again ya'll have proven that ya'll don't have any real solutions or Economic plans. You just filled a few holes with money to slow the leak & NOW the water has flushed the money right back out of the holes! Real smart! C'mon Georgians...please, let's put these geniuses "out to pasture" and replace them with a NEW MAJORITY!
  • by Union Boss Location: America on Sep 30, 2010 at 05:05 PM
    Oh, sorry for you...I've been paid. Signed, Your Thug in Chief.
  • by mad-voter on Sep 30, 2010 at 03:09 PM
    Jobs "created" by stimulus funds are useless. When the funds go away the jobs go away. This is very close to a welfare check, let's just hope the guys holding the jobs learned a skill and the public got some good out of it. OweBummer's a fool...
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