ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Central Office in Atlanta and career centers in the areas included in Gov. Nathan Deal’s State of Emergency for Disaster Preparednessdeclaration will close today, Friday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m.  The declaration is because of the possibility of extreme winter conditions in the affected 78-county area.

The career centers in the affected area are in Americus, North Metro Atlanta, South Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Blue Ridge, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cedartown, Clayton County, Cobb-Cherokee, Columbus, Covington, Dalton, Gainesville, Griffin, Gwinnett County, Habersham Area, Houston County, LaFayette, LaGrange, Macon, Milledgeville, Newnan, Rome, Thomson and Toccoa.

The GDOL will reopen when weather permits.

The public is encouraged to monitor the GDOL web site at for continuous updates on schedules for career centers and other offices.