ATLANTA –The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help artificial-turf manufacturer Field Turf hire about 90 workers for its facility in Gordon County.

The company manufactures synthetic turf for athletic fields, such as football, baseball and soccer fields.

The recruitment will be held Friday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gordon County Agricultural Service Center, 1282 Highway 53 Spur SW in Calhoun. Staff of the GDOL’s Rome Career Center will be on hand to screen the applicants prior to interviews with the company.

The company is hiring sew-on coater operators, fork-lift drivers, tufting inspectors, inventory controllers, warehouse workers, and others. Some of the jobs are temporary and will continue through September.

Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, applicants must be at least 18 years old. They must also have a high school diploma, or a General Education Diploma (GED), and at least six months experience. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Salaries range from $10.50 to $13 an hour, depending on the type of job and experience of the applicant.

The company will conduct background checks and drug-screening tests on selected applicants.

Applicants may receive more information about the company and the jobs that are available by visiting the company’s web site at

For additional information about the recruitment, contact the GDOL’s Rome Career Center at (706) 295-6051.

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