News 12 First at Five, July 25, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga.---Martha William's son, Marvin, was one of the Castleberry's workers who stopped by the Augusta Career Center. He said, the plant's temporary shut down came as a surprise. One by one, laid off workers filed into the Georgia Department of Labor to file for unemployment.
One of the biggest questions..."What now?" Michael J. Armstrong, assistant manager at the department of labor said, after Wednesday employees just need to call in to confirm they are still out of work.
He went on to say, "Each week that they are out of work they'll certify that they did not work that week and did not earn any money that week. They can receive a check for that week."
The maximum amount workers would receive is about three hundred twenty dollars. Darius Green says he's just ready to get back to doing his job.
He says, "It's a little depressing because I know everybody is use to working because we work hard and stuff. You know, gotta work to make a living."But until then...Darius intends to try and keep a positive attitude.
He says, "Just gotta keep faith and hopefully everything will work out...You know hopefully we'll be back next week."