Georgia Department of Labor
Today the Department of Labor administers the state's workforce programs, including unemployment
With passage of the WIA, the Department of Labor became responsible for providing workforce development services to employers and workers through comprehensive career centers, which take the place of traditional unemployment offices. As of 2008 the department operated fifty-three career centers in Georgia, providing the state's job seekers with information about training and educational resources, as well as financial aid and other support. The Technical College System of Georgia, in partnership with the Department of Labor, administers career centers on each of the system's campuses around the state.
In Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, which treats patients with post-polio symptoms, spinal cord injuries, strokes, and other disabilities. Furthermore, the department administers the Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind; both programs offer services for citizens with visual impairments.
Through its safety engineering division, the Department of Labor conducts safety inspections and offers workplace safety programs. This division is also responsible for collecting data on workplace injuries that occur in Georgia. The child labor division administers and monitors restrictions
Workforce information provided by the Department of Labor includes industry data, labor force and unemployment statistics, occupational trends, and general economic information. The department also holds an annual televised job fair, in conjunction with Georgia Public Broadcasting, which familiarizes Georgia citizens with the services available through the department and its workforce partners. The 2007 job fair, broadcast on television, radio, and the Internet, focused on the department's assistance services to displaced workers, particularly those affected by plant closures and natural disasters.
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