Services Offered by the GDOL

Workforce Solutions for Individuals   |   Workforce Solutions for Employers


Workforce Solutions for Individuals

The Georgia Department of Labor is committed to assisting individuals who are laid off, looking for a first job, changing careers, or looking for career advancement with comprehensive employment services. Employment services are available through a statewide network of Georgia DOL career centers.

Some of the high value, customized services Georgia DOL provides to individuals at no cost include the following:

  • Online services, including filing an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim, certifying for weekly UI benefits, checking the status of benefits payments, referral to a job opening, and starting a work permit
  • Access to job openings in Georgia, the Southeast, and the nation
  • Self-service resources, including books, videos, pamphlets, phones, copiers, and fax machines
  • Computers with Internet access, and job search and word processing software
  • Job search assistance and job referrals
  • Labor market information for career exploration, including demand industries, average salaries, “hot” jobs, and more
  • Résumé development assistance
  • Employment counseling
  • Workshops on a variety of employment-related topics, including effective job search, interviewing, résumé development, coping with job loss, and financial management
  • Training and education resources, financial aid options
  • Specialized assistance for veterans, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, and other eligible individuals
  • Assistance for ex-offenders, including federal bonding
  • Job development
  • Job clubs
  • Referral to partner and community service providers
  • Job expos with access to businesses with jobs
  • Jobs TV on public television
  • Youth initiatives in select high schools, including GeorgiaBEST and Jobs for Georgia Graduates

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Workforce Solutions for Employers

The Georgia Department of Labor is committed to providing a wide array of services to assist businesses in recruiting, hiring, and retaining skilled, highly-qualified employees. We also work with key partners in the economic development realm to promote Georgia as the best place to locate a new or expanding business.

Some of the high value, customized services Georgia DOL provides to businesses at no cost include the following:

  • Online services, including submitting job order requests, filing and paying UI taxes, submitting work permit job information, and filing a partial claim
  • Labor market information, including area labor profiles and information about occupations and wages
  • Veterans representatives to help match qualified veterans to specific jobs
  • Access to regional coordinators linking workforce and economic development
  • Local employer committees
  • Tax credit incentives to reduce the cost of hiring new employees
  • Incentives to help businesses grow
  • Advertisement of job opening on state and national labor exchange web sites
  • Recruitment assistance, including services onsite at businesses
  • Access to skilled, highly-qualified job candidates
  • Referral of skilled, highly-qualified job candidates
  • Job expos
  • Space for interviewing job applicants, with access to the Internet, copy, and fax machines
  • Assistance with agricultural worker recruitment
  • Information about workforce training options
  • Strategic planning and support to help avoid layoffs and closures
  • Federal Bonding Program
  • Information about laws and regulations for unemployment taxes
  • Assistance with state employment laws, including online access to required workplace posters
  • Initiatives to prepare Georgia’s youth for the workforce, including GeorgiaBEST and Jobs for Georgia Graduates

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