The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) are reaching out to former Hostess employees who were affected by the recent closing. The two agencies provide an abundance of resources involving unemployment insurance, job training, and assistance through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
Georgia has approximately 558 citizens affected by the Hostess closing.
Job seekers are encouraged to visit their local Georgia Department of Labor Career Center for information on Georgia’s unemployment insurance system and information on available jobs in their area. Locations are listed here.
GOWD’s website www.workforce.georgia.gov also hosts resources related to Local Workforce Investment Areas and Boards.
For any affected veterans, GOWD recently launched Operation: Workforce at www.operationworkforce.com. This web portal offers a variety of services specifically geared to assist military personnel on the home front. Veterans can sign up and create a profile detailing their military training, education, and experience allowing potential employers to find those individuals best suited for their job openings. Veterans can also browse a list of jobs posted by Georgia employers. In addition, there is also an interactive map tool. Simply entering your zip code, city, or just selecting your county instantly delivers a map showing the location of all the employment and veteran services in your area.
“GOWD and GDOL are committed to helping those impacted by the recent layoffs across our state,” said Tricia Pridemore, Executive Director of GOWD. “Together our mission is to provide Georgian’s with all necessary resources to re-gain meaningful employment quickly.”