The 90-minute, question-and-answer live chat, one of the new services provided by the department, is called “Ask T.E.D.” (Type, Explore, Discover). GDOL experts will be available to help job seekers, employers, businesses, and workforce professionals navigate the department’s website more easily to find information and locate resources to assist with employment and training-related services. Data available includes the fastest growing occupations in Georgia, finding funding to return to school, filing for unemployment insurance benefits and finding a new job online, and classes on resume writing. Information also includes tax credits for employers, starting a new business, online career assessment, locations to labor department one-stop offices, businesses reporting requirements for unemployment insurance, child labor laws, and labor market information and analysis.
Previous chats can also be replayed from the Spotlight section of the department’s website by clicking on the “Chat with an Expert: Replay” link. The topics previously covered include “GDOL Services for Businesses,” “Job Searching in a Tight Economy,” “Options for Your Next Career,” and “Résumés.”
Business men and women across the state are encouraged to sign into the chat. To sign up, go to the GDOL website at www.dol.state.ga.us and go to the Spotlight or Quicklinks section of the page.