Resources for Businesses impacted by COVID-19

Local Job Openings:

Please visit our job page to learn about some of the current local employment opportunities.

If you are an employer and would like to post a job on our job page, either fill out this form or if you already have a job posted to your website, we can link it to your page.  Contact christiegribble@fannincountyga.org.

Unemployment (GDOL):

To review all the guidelines and instructions, visit the GDOL website. You can always reach out to me, and I can try to field questions.
 

Technical Skills Training:

The Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Office of Workforce Development was awarded a Dislocated Worker Grant that intends to help address workforce-related impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible individuals can click here to complete their initial application to receive job training and upskilling services provided by WorkSource GA. 

 

SBA Loan Programs:

SBA Coronavirus funding options can be found here.

Some banks are still accepting applications for PPP funds.  Check with your local banker.

If you already have a PPP loan, the loan forgiveness application has been released and can be found here.  You can also speak with your banker.

Need some assistance:

There are a couple of free resources that can be utilized by business owners, especially in a time of crisis.  These individuals are not the direct contacts for unemployment or lending but can be a source of guidance.

  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC):  Their focus during this unique and challenging time is helping small businesses with a tactical plan, cash flow issues, and connecting them with the resources that may be of help.  Virtual appointments may be scheduled by calling 706-622-2006 or  emailing rome@georgiasbdc.org.  Other resources are available at https://georgiasbdc.org.
  • Our local SCORE representative can be a virtual resource as well and can be reached at James.McKnight@scorevolunteer.org.