Our mission is to work with public and private partners in building a workforce system that contributes to Georgia's economic prosperity. We accomplish this by:
Helping individuals attain their work goals and increase self-sufficiency through employment, training, and support services.
Helping employers meet their business needs through employee recruitment and selection services, workforce information, and technical support.
The Department of Labor is charged with the following areas of responsibility:
To assist those who are seeking jobs in their quest for satisfactory and productive placement and to aid employers in the search for qualified workers.
To refer workers in need of additional skills into the proper job training program.
To administer the state's unemployment insurance program.
To gather, maintain, and report labor market information.
To administer laws relating to child labor.
Job Seekers, let us help you...
Explore Career options and plan your job search, find a job, file unemployment insurance, find veteran assistance and information, claim weekly unemployment benefits, learn about education and training, learn about work search requirements, survive a layoff, see status of weekly UI/EUC/TRA payments, obtain information about an employment issue.
Employers, let us help you...
Recruit new employees, learn about unemployment taxes and benefits, learn about tax credits and incentives, file tax and wage reports and make payments, get labor market information, get assistance concerning a layoff or closure, locate workforce and business development resources, file partial unemployment insurance claims, find information for agricultural employers, and obtain information about an employment issue.
Workforce Professionals, let us help you...
find industry data, identify layoff services and options, access labor force and unemployment (UI) statistics, explore education and training opportunities, get occupational trends, obtain economic information, learn about people with disabilities and employment, locate employment related supportive services, get information about workforce system development, and connect to workforce research.
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