• Georgia DOL Releases Employer Updates & Resources for June 2021

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    June 18, 2021
    In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no longer participate in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will reinstate many of the eligibility requirements waived during the recent pandemic.

    Employers will also experience changes regarding benefits charging and employer filed claims beginning June 27, 2021. For a summary of these changes, please view the GDOL's Employer News for June 2021.

    As we continue to recover from the Covid -19 Pandemic, the Georgia Department of Labor is shifting its focus to reemployment in a strategic effort to help meet the needs of employers in every region and industry in our state. GDOL has developed the following resources to connect jobseekers and employers to job openings.
    • Employ Georgia (EG) post job openings, screening applicants resumes, and more. Information can be found at https://employgeorgia.com//
    • On-the-Job Training (OJT) program that provides reimbursements to employers to help compensate for the costs associated with skills upgrade training and loss of production for newly hired employees. OJT can assist employers who are looking to expand their business and need additional staff trained with specialized skills. OJT employers may a receive reimbursement of 50% of the wage rate of OJT trainees to help defray personnel training costs.* newly hired employees must meet certain WIOA criteria to qualify for this program.
    • Labor Force and Wage Data – GDOL, the gold standard on data analytics, provides information on jobs and workforce.  Includes labor force employment and unemployment statistics, industrial growth, occupational trends, wage rates which are increasingly important in employee retention, and remaining competitive in the global workplace. 
    • Occupational Wage information - Occupational Wage Scale 2019 Edition for the Bartow Labor Draw area

    Visit gdol.ga.gov for more information and resources.