ATLANTA- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help two staffing companies, TiDra and Aerotek, recruit more than 80 workers for manufacturing plants located in Calhoun on Monday, May 18.

TiDra will be hiring about 80 workers for a textile manufacturer. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gordon County Agricultural Service Center, 1282 Highway 53 Spur S.W., Calhoun.

TiDra will be hiring inspection, cutting, mixing, molding, sanding and filter press operators, along with material handlers and general laborers. Applicants must have at least three months of experience working in a manufacturing environment. Salaries begin at $9 an hour.

Staff from the GDOL will be available to assist the employer with screening and interviewing the applicants.

On the same day, the GDOL will host a recruitment for Aerotek at its Rome Career Center. The company will be hiring four production workers for a food processor in Calhoun. Applicants must be computer literate with at least two years of experience working in a warehouse. Salaries begin at $10.25 an hour. The recruitment will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the career center, located at 462 Riverside Parkway.

Due to U.S. Occupational and Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, all applicants at both plants must be at least 18 years old. Also, they must have a high school diploma, or a General Education Diploma (GED).

Both companies will conduct background checks and drug-screening tests on selected applicants.

Applicants may request a referral to a job by visiting any GDOL career center, or going on-line to and clicking On-line Services and then Job Search. Always include the job order number in the search. The job order number for the food production workers is 8298126. The job order numbers for the textile workers are as follows: cutting operators (8296649), mixing chip charging (8296765), molding operator (8296773), mixing materials handler (8296811) and sanding and filter press operator (8296817).