On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 3:00 p.m., Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson will hold a press conference at the Chatham County Detention Center to unveil the Walking the Last Mile program. This pilot program, administered by the Georgia Department of Labor, is designed to break the cycle of incarceration and support successful reintegration into society through employment opportunities and vibrant community partnerships.


“The Walking the Last Mile program will break the chains of incarceration by equipping participants with the skills and resources necessary for a successful reentry into society,” said Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson. “This innovative program is ‘where opportunities begin’ for those who are seeking to embrace a fresh start and rebuild their lives.”


For personalized assistance, employers can reach Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) staff at https://dol.georgia.gov/employeremail. For more information on unemployment benefits, claimants should call 877.709.8185 or visit their MyUI Claimant Portal. GDOL’s Career Centers also provide in-person unemployment insurance benefit services for customers statewide.


WorkSource Georgia is now live, a new portal that replaces Employ Georgia as the official online tool for enrolling in employment services. Managed by our partners at the Technical College System of Georgia, this secure, web-based system connects job seekers with job openings. For further assistance, please call the TCSG’s Call Center at 404.982.7985 or email workforce@tcsg.edu.


For more information on jobs and current labor force data, visit Georgia LaborMarket Explorer to view a comprehensive report.



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