Individuals FAQs - Services
Does the Georgia Department of Labor provide special services for veterans?
Yes. Eligible veterans receive priority service on job referrals. Additionally, each career center has dedicated veteran program staff who provide veterans with a wide range of services to meet their employment needs. Veterans' Program staff are familiar with all the programs and services available in the community for military veterans, and help connect job seekers with these services.
Can the Georgia Department of Labor help individuals get bonded?
The Georgia Department of Labor is the local agency certified by the Federal Bonding Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. This program issues fidelity bonds to employers free-of-charge, and serves as an incentive to the company to hire a job applicant who is an ex-offender or has some other personal background "risk" factor. For the bond to be issued, the employer must make the individual a job offer, and a date to start work must be set. For assistance, contact the federal bonding representative at the GDOL Career Center nearest you.
What workshops are offered for job seekers at the Career Centers?
The number and variety of workshops provided each week vary by career center, depending on customer needs and preferences. All career centers provide an Orientation workshop (job search and GDOL services), and a Re-Place Yourself (comprehensive job search) workshop. Examples of other specialized workshop topics include Networking, Résumé Writing, Internet Job Search, Career Exploration, and Interviewing. Contact the career center nearest you to get the schedule.
What are the hours of operation for the Career Centers?
GDOL Career Centers are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. except to observe state holidays.
How do I qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation services?
To qualify for vocational rehabilitation services, you must have a permanent disability that affects your ability to work in at least two ways. Each person's situation is considered individually. Contact a local Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) office to inquire.