Atlanta — Jun 30, 2021
WorkSource Atlanta Regional announced today that it will reopen its Career Resource Centers in Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties for in-person services the week of July 6, 2021.
The centers have been assisting job seekers and employers virtually since March 2020. Starting in July, the centers will reopen for in-person services by appointment. The hours and capacity vary by site. Clients can go to atlworks.org (scroll down to the bottom) to find the phone numbers for each center and call to make an in-person appointment.
Trained staff will also continue to offer services via phone and online. In addition, ARC’s Mobile Career Lab will reopen for services across the metro area on July 12. To view the schedule, visit atlworks.org.
“We are excited to be reopening our centers for in-person services,” said Rob LeBeau, managing director of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Workforce Solutions Group. “We know that many people across the metro area are searching for work, and we want to offer them our career services in the way that best suits them.”
Employers across the region are looking to fill vacant positions. With federal pandemic benefits for unemployed Georgians expiring on June 26, the Career Resource Centers expect that demand for their services will rise.
Good jobs and career opportunities are abundant in logistics and transportation; health care; information technology; manufacturing; and skilled trades, LeBeau said. As people return to entertainment activities and travel, the hospitality industry is also experiencing a significant demand for new workers, he added.
At WorkSource Atlanta Regional’s Career Resource Centers, skilled professional staff provide an array of services that include training, one-on-one career counseling, and job readiness workshops, as well as assistance with résumé writing and filling out job applications. WorkSource Atlanta Regional, a federally-funded program, also provides wrap-around services, including funding for transportation and child care. The centers offer internet access, printers and personal meeting spaces to conduct phone interviews.
“Many companies have had vacancies for month,” LeBeau said. “By reopening our doors, we expect to be better able to serve both the job seekers and employers.”
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73 other cities. The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention, and planning resources on key regional issues.
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