GA D.O.L. provides services to job seekers and employers. They include unemployment insurance, employment service, vocational rehabilitation programs and more. Contact info and links to the GA Dept. of Labor's website are here.
The GA Dept. of Labor's mission is to work with public and private partners in building a world-class workforce system that contributes to Georgia's economic prosperity by: Helping individuals attain their work goals and increase self-sufficiency through employment, training, comprehensive rehabilitation, and support services.
Helping employers meet their business needs through employee recruitment and selection services, workforce information, and technical support.
GDOL consists of the following divisions and offices: Employment Services, Unemployment Insurance, Workforce Development, Rehabilitation Services, Safety Engineering, and Workforce Information and Analysis. Also, the Georgia Department of Labor has local Career Centers and Vocational Rehabilitation Program offices throughout the state.
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 administer rehabilitation services, including providing physical rehabilitation, job training, and job placement of people with disabilities.
To gather, maintain, and report labor market information.
To administer laws relating to working conditions, employee safety, and child labor, and to inspect amusement rides, elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, manlifts, moving sidewalks, boilers, pressure vessels, safety glass, and high-voltage lines to assure that public is protected.
Find Information About Employing People with Disabilities Georgia's Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR) makes available to Georgia employers a wide variety of services that focus on building a world-class workforce, while also educating businesses about people with disabilities in the workplace. VR Rehabilitation Employment Specialists, who are located in more than 50 offices statewide and who understand and support the dynamics of the marketplace, concentrate on helping employers find the right people for the right jobs. In addition, the following web site resources provide extensive information about the full inclusion and successful employment of people with disabilities.
Visit the The Bobby Dodd Center. It's mission is to empower people with disabilities and disadvantages to maximize their potential by securing economic self-sufficiency, independence and integration into society.
Visit the Center for Visually Impaired - The Center for the Visually Impaired is Georgia's largest comprehensive, fully accredited, private facility providing rehabilitation services for individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
Get Labor Market Information
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) collects, analyzes, and publishes a wide array of information about the state’s labor market. This information provides a snapshot of Georgia’s economy, job market, businesses, and its workforce. Data on jobs and workers, including labor force, employment and unemployment, industrial growth, occupational trends, and wage rates, are increasingly important to remaining competitive in the global marketplace.
The Georgia Coastal Area Workforce. It provides the exploration of career options and planning and conducting a job search for job seekers. The staff of the Career Centers assist you with preparation of a resume and/or completion of job applications.