Obama praises Georgia jobs program to train the unemployed

Georgia Works participants, like Alecia Blakely, have landed jobs after going through the training program.

Georgia Works participants, like Alecia Blakely, have landed jobs after going through the training program.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Instead of collecting a check while looking for work, Georgia has a program to give the unemployed on-the-job training. It has caught the eye of President Obama.

The Georgia Works program allows those receiving unemployment insurance to be placed at a local company for up to eight weeks of tr