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Greater Vidalia Employment Fair Slated for June 23 at STC

Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler recently announced Georgia’s plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address workforce shortages and boost a full economic recovery, state labor officials plan to end Georgia’s participation in federal pandemic unemployment programs, effective Saturday, June 26.

Georgia will no longer participate in the following federal programs:

• Federal Pandemic

Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

• Pandemic Unem –

ployment Assistance (PUA)

• Pandemic Emergen cy Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) • Mixed Earner Unem ployment Compensation (MEUC) Once Georgia opts out of the federal programs, the Department of Labor (GDOL) will continue offering regular state unemployment insurance benefits to eligible Georgians. The maximum weekly benefit in the state is $365. The Greater Vidalia® Employment Fair 2021, From Pandemic to Prosperity – Bridging Talent with Opportunity, will bring together prospective employers and employees in an event designed to help boost reemployment and economic recovery in the community. The fair is scheduled for June 23, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Southeastern Technical College and is being sponsored by STC, the Greater Vidalia Chamber and the Toombs County Development Authority.

For more information or to register contact Lance Helms, 912-538-3207, lhelms@southeasterntech. edu, or call the Greater Vidalia Chamber of Commerce at 912-537-4466.

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