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Fulton County can help unemployed citizens with job searches
Fulton County can help unemployed citizens with job searches

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development served over 41,163 job seekers in 2014, with 4,564 participating in onsite recruitment orientations and job readiness workshops.

The workshops teach participants how to set career and education goals, conduct job searches, develop strategies for making the best impression during the first interview and succeeding in any subsequent interviews. Job seekers also learn how to dress for success.

Specific services available for dislocated workers range from financial support to help in finding a job or retraining for a new career. Citizens considered dislocated workers include those who may have lost jobs because of terminations.  Some unemployed workers may have faced layoffs or received “notices of termination or layoff." Additionally, they are unlikely to return to their previous jobs or industry because of:

• Permanent plant closings
• Major layoffs
• Lack of work because of foreign competition
• Lack of demand for their current skills

Others who may be eligible for services include citizens who are self-employed, but the economy or a natural disaster has eliminated opportunities for work.  Some examples include farmers or ranchers.   Additionally, homemakers could be considered displaced if they are unemployed or making wages that do not support their households.

Fulton County Workforce Development services are available at the following locations:

North Fulton Career Center
North Fulton Service Center
7741 Roswell Road, Suite 205
Sandy Springs, 30350

South Fulton Career Center
5710 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 160
College Park, 30349

Adamsville Career Center (Inside the Adamsville Regional Health Center)
3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, 30331

Career centers also assist employers in identifying and screening potential employees as well as supporting the employers through federally funded on the job training for new employees.

The Office of Workforce Development is a division of the Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department. Workforce development offices do not guarantee employment; however, services are provided to assist with job readiness, enhance clients’ abilities to compete successfully for work that will provide opportunities to meet their financial needs and provide career satisfaction.

For more information about Fulton County Career Centers and the services provided to the unemployed and employers, call 404-613-6381.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in alternative format should contact the Disability Liaison in the Housing and Community Development Department at 404-613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.