WorkSource Atlanta can assist employers in fulfilling employment needs, whether they are opening, relocating or expanding in the City of Atlanta. WorkSource Atlanta provides innovative job training and employment programs, promotes economic development and collaborates with local and regional industries to provide a highly-skilled and responsive workforce.
As an American Job Center for recruitment and training support, WorkSource Atlanta offers a variety of services:
WorkSource Atlanta can assist employers in fulfilling employment needs and a variety of other resources at no cost to employers interested in hiring Atlanta residents.Access to qualified candidates
WorkSource Atlanta assesses candidates’ skills and interests to provide tailored training and supportive services. Candidates receive educational support and occupation-specific training from WorkSource Atlanta and partner organizations. Through WorkSource Atlanta, candidates have a strong support network that provides career planning, delivers tailored supportive services and ultimately strengthens each candidate’s capacity to gain and retain employment.
WorkSource Atlanta can provide industry, occupation or company-specific job fairs at no cost to employers interested in hiring Atlanta residents.
Pre-employment drug screenings; Background checks
WorkSource Atlanta provides the following training support:
Customized training is designed to meet the specific occupational requirements of an employer and is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ – or in the case of incumbent workers, continue to employ – an individual upon successful completion of the training. WorkSource Atlanta can fund eligible candidates with occupational specific skills training for industries that are stable or have projected growth.
Work Experience Program
This program is designed to assist employers in building a talent pipeline by providing employees with on the job training. Through WIOA grant funding, WorkSource Atlanta will cover the hourly rate of each work experience employee. The employer must commit to hiring the individual upon successful completion of training. The participant must work up to 40 hours a week until having developed the skills needed by the employer or for a period of 17 weeks, whichever comes first.
Economic Development Resources
Work Opportunity Tax Credits
Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) are federal tax credits awarded to Georgia companies that hire individuals who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) coordinates the WOTC program which provides employers financial incentives when hiring workers from targeted groups of job seekers by reducing an employer’s federal income tax liability. The tax credit ranges from $1,200 to $9,600 per qualified employee, depending on the target group.
More information on tax credits click here.
Advance Notice of Closings and Layoffs
Per the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), employers are required to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs.
In coordination with the Department of Labor, WorkSource Atlanta provides Rapid Response Services, which are early intervention services designed to respond to a pending layoff of more than 50 employees before layoff , including comprehensive retraining and reemployment services to employees.
Click the link for the Guide to advanced notice of closings and layoffs policies.