Georgia Department of Labor

Type: Organization
Name: Georgia Department of Labor
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 11 reports

State unemployment rate ticks upward

Despite good job growth and fewer layoffs, Georgia’s unemployment rate has once again moved higher.The latest figures from the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) show the unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent — up from the July rate of 7.7 per ... [Published Gwinnett Daily Post - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Hundreds apply for URS jobs

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Hundreds of people were at the Georgia Department of Labor on Saturday to apply for contract jobs at the Marine Corps Logistics Bases. About 400 people showed up for the United Research Services Corporation Job Fair. About 70 people ... [Published WALB 10 - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Re-entry program for parolees to start in October

The first 10 people being selected for a pilot program to help decrease the recitivism rate will be coming back to Polk County at the beginning of October.The Tallapoosa Circuit Re-Entry Program will take in the first 10 people being released from prison ... [Published Calhoun Times - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

GDOL to help Pinnacle recruit workers in Springfield next week

POOLER, Ga. (WJCL) – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics recruit about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler next week.The recruitment will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GDOL office,  ... [Published WJCL ABC 22 - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

VFD hosts career expo

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Valdosta Fire Department has partnered with the Georgia Department of Labor to host a Firefighters Career Expo, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Valdosta Fire Department, Station #1, at 106 S. Oak Street.If you've ever ... [Published WALB 10 - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 4 reports

Jobless Rates in Metro Atlanta, Barrow County Rise in July

The unemployment rate hit 8.0 in the metro; 7.5 in Barrow.MetroAtlanta’s jobless rate climbed another half-percentage point in July, reaching8.0 percent for the first time in months.The ratein Barrow County increased as well, from 6.9 in June to 7.5 in ... [Published Barrow Patch - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Unemployment in Douglas up to 8.2%

Douglas County’s unemployment rate climbed to 8.2 percent in July, according to numbers released by the Georgia Department of Labor last week.The unemployment rate in Douglas is up from 7.6 percent in June, but down from 8.3 percent in July of 2013. In ... [Published Douglas County Sentinel - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Operation Moody Transition

VALDOSTA — began as a response to government cutbacks.With the news that Moody Air Force Base was expected to lose 300 to 400 personnel, the Georgia Department of Labor and the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce started discussing what could ... [Published Valdosta Daily Times - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Carroll jobless rate rises to 10.9 percent

End-of-summer job layoffs and other seasonal factors sent the Carroll County jobless rate into double digits, 10.9 percent, for the month of July, according to Georgia Department of Labor data released this week.Carroll County’s 10.9 percent unemployment ... [Published Carroll County Times-Georgian - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Athens unemployment rate up slightly in July

ATLANTA — The unemployment rate in metropolitan Athens for July was 6.6 percent, up three-tenths of 1 percent from the June rate of 6.3 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The July rate increase is primarily due to seasonal factors, ... [Published OnlineAthens - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Unemployment Grows in Dalton in July

Dalton, GA, Aug. 22, 2014 -- Unemployment in the Dalton area hit double digits in July for the first time in a year due to temporary plant layoffs.Nevertheless, over the last year Dalton has added 500 jobs thanks to growth in the textile industry, transportation ... [Published Floor Daily - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 16 reports

Metro unemployment rate hits 8 percent

Temporary layoffs in educational services and manufacturing are primarily responsible for a half percentage point increase in the metro Atlanta unemployment rate for July according to information released Aug. 21 by the Georgia Department of Labor.The ... [Published Gwinnett Daily Post - Aug 21 2014]

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May said, "I'm extremely proud of our IT staff who have worked so diligently to implement the Quick Wage System, especially after our recognition last year for the implementation of the Electronic Check Deposit and the State Information Data Exchanges (SIDES) E-Response Systems. These new systems are a win-win for our customers, the taxpayers, and the GDOL."
"Our over-the-year job growth, which was an impressive 2.0 percent, was the second largest for August since 2005 and came in all the important job sectors" said Butler
"Well currently I still have about another 75 that I want to hire in the next week or two,” said Robert Moore, URS Albany Site Manager. “We anticipate probably another 100 over the several weeks following. So this is going to continue to grow. The last three months we've hired approximately 300 people."
"So much has happened in our society and people are polarizing themselves," said Afemo Omilami, Chief Operating Officer, Hosea Feed the Hungry, "Atlantans are looking for jobs, ways to sustain and build, they are not looking for a hand out they are looking for a hand up."

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Carter, Deal wrangle over unemployment numbers [Published OnlineAthens - 23 hours ago]
State unemployment rate ticks upward [Published Gwinnett Daily Post - Sep 18 2014]
GDOL’s Information Technology Division wins sec... [Published Noodls - Sep 18 2014]
Augusta gained 600 jobs in August [Published Augusta Chronicle - Sep 18 2014]
State unemployment rate rises to 8.1 percent [Published WFXL - Sep 18 2014]
Georgia's unemployment rate rises in August [Published News4Jax.com - Sep 18 2014]
State Jobless Rate Rises Again -- to 8.1 Percent [Published Duluth Patch - Sep 18 2014]
Georgia unemployment rate reaches 8.1 percent i... [Published Savannah Morning News - Sep 18 2014]
Georgia jobless rate up for fourth month [Published Chattanooga Times Free Press - Sep 18 2014]
Georgia Unemployment Rate Increased in August [Published WABE - Sep 18 2014]
Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.1 percent [Published Atlanta Business Chronicle - Sep 18 2014]
Georgia's Unemployment Rate Increased in August... [Published Cumming Patch - Sep 18 2014]
Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 8.1 percen... [Published Noodls - Sep 18 2014]
CEC offers health responder classes to its stud... [Published The Times-Herald - Sep 14 2014]
Hundreds apply for URS jobs [Published WALB 10 - Sep 13 2014]
Re-entry program for parolees to start in October [Published Calhoun Times - Sep 12 2014]
Job Readiness Event set for Sept. 27 in Carters... [Published RN-T.com - Sep 11 2014]
GDOL to host job training recruitment in Cedart... [Published Calhoun Times - Sep 11 2014]
GDOL to help Pinnacle recruit workers in Spring... [Published WJCL ABC 22 - Sep 11 2014]
GDOL, Belnick recruit for Canton plant [Published Cherokee Ledger-News Online - Sep 09 2014]
VFD hosts career expo [Published WALB 10 - Sep 09 2014]
Labor Department to bring business, employer su... [Published Effingham Herald - Sep 09 2014]
Labor of Love Event held on Saturday [Published Fox 5 Atlanta WAGA - Sep 06 2014]
Hosea Feed the Hungry hosts 5th annual job fair [Published WSBTV - Sep 06 2014]
Labor Department recruiting for on-the-job trai... [Published Rome News-Tribune - Sep 05 2014]
Mildred Barrett Caldwell [Published Valdosta Daily Times - Sep 04 2014]
Job Readiness Event Set for Sept. 9 in Elberton [Published Oconee Patch - Sep 03 2014]
GDOL to host job training recruitment in Rome S... [Published Rome News-Tribune - Sep 03 2014]
Career expo planned in Habersham County [Published Access North GA - Sep 03 2014]
Business Expo is Thursday [Published Thomaston Times - Sep 03 2014]
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