Highway contractors throughout northwest Georgia are hiring. The passage of the $900 million-a-year Transportation Funding Act (TFA) by the Georgia Legislature in 2015 is providing much-needed funding for the expansion, improvement and repair of Georgia’s infrastructure. With the increase in road projects, Georgia’s highway contractors currently have hundreds of jobs to fill.

To help raise awareness about the need for workers, the Georgia Highway Contractors Association (GHCA) last year launched a campaign dubbed, Fast Lane to Jobs. The campaign seeks to educate prospective workers about the many types of road jobs available and the benefits of a career in this sector. Most importantly, the campaign is connecting potential highway construction workers with contractors that are actively hiring throughout the state.

Some previous construction experience is helpful, for many of the jobs, but no experience is required and training is provided on the job.

There are job openings across all aspects of road construction, including asphalt paving workers, asphalt plant operators, concrete laborers, highway bridge carpenters, heavy equipment operators and mechanics, commercial truck drivers and traffic control workers.