ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will host recruitments this month in Dalton and Cartersville for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal on-the-job training program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force.

The first recruitment will be held on Thursday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the GDOL’s Dalton Career Center at 1406 Chattanooga Ave.

The next event will be held on Thursday, March 19, also from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the GDOL’s Cartersville Career Center at 19 Felton Place. This recruitment was rescheduled from Feb. 26 when the career center was closed due to the winter storm.

The OJT program was established by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission in Rome administers the OJT program in the northwest Georgia region.

To qualify for OJT, candidates must have proof of being a dislocated worker or be considered low income. Proof of being dislocated would include receiving or having exhausted unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, or having a separation notice (DOL 800 form) from a previous employer for “lack of work.” Documentation for proof of low-income status could include receiving public assistance, such as food stamps.

The participants must also live or have worked in the northwest Georgia area, including Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, or Whitfield counties.

Those attending the recruitments should bring a valid driver’s license and U.S. Social Security card to the recruitment. More information on the OJT program may be obtained by visiting the website at For additional information about the recruitments, contact the Dalton Career Center at (706) 272-2301, or the Cartersville Career Center at (770) 387-3760.