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Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
818 Pollard Blvd., SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Tel: 404.546.3000
Fax: 404.546.6892

Executive Director
Michael Sterling

Deputy Director of Operations
Tammy Lipsey
Tel: 404.546.3002



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AWDA offers a myriad of programs and services designed to introduce job readiness and employability skills with focus on increasing awareness of the types of attitudes, skills and behaviors needed for success in the workforce. Clients gain access to and participate in programs and training necessary to secure employment with a career path for self- sufficiency.

Under Workforce Investment Agency (WIA) mandates, the State is subdivided into workforce development areas based on a set of parameters relating to poverty, unemployment, the employed and the labor market demand. Each local area must have a Board of Directors and have a physical location, or a One-Stop Center, where workforce development services are universally accessible. Additionally, each local area must partner with state, community colleges, public schools, community and faith based organizations in the delivery of workforce development services. The local Board designated AWDA to be its One-Stop Center operator, and AWDA is responsible for the management of the day-to-day workforce development activities.

  • For job seekers, we offer career counseling, job placement assistance, employment readiness assessments, job search assistance and training as well as labor market information
  • For employers, we offer applicant screening, employee recruitment, labor market and tax credit information.

AWDA has provided measurable successes for individuals with minimum and advanced levels of education, as well as those who have never worked or have secured employment but were unable to keep it and those who have worked for years but find themselves searching for work. AWDA partners with federal, state and local governments, public and private colleges, schools, as well as other nonprofits and faith based organizations in the delivery of its innovative programs and services.  

Employment Services

The Atlanta Workforce offers a variety of employment related services and training opportunities for adults and youth.  AWDA offers services to our clients based on various factors.  To register for our services click the link below.


Adults 21 years of age or older are eligible to receive services from our adult employment unit.  After completing our online application and attending orientation, you become eligible to meet with a career advisor, use our computer labs, and have access to many other services. 


Youth, 21 years of age and younger have an opportunity to participate in one of two programs based on eligibility requirements.  Our in-school program is available for youth who are currently enrolled in high school and need career guidance and work experience.  Our out-of-school program is available for youth who may not have completed high school or graduated from high school and need assistance with training and employment.

Last updated: 9/16/2014 9:57:38 AM