Georgia Department of Labor Responds to Critical Labor Needs Jobs
ATLANTA – Businesses across the state have reopened and are bracing for Georgia’s summer tourism rush. After 14 months of intensive efforts to provide unemployment insurance benefits to more than 1.2 million Georgians, the Georgia Department of Labor is focusing on re-employment in a strategic effort to help meet the needs of employers in all regions and industries of the state. .
Employing Georgia is the state’s official labor market system, and job postings are currently the highest on record. reaching numbers of nearly a quarter of a million jobs which could include multiple positions for each listing.
“We are hearing from employers who are struggling to keep up with demand right now due to the lack of applicants for vacancies,” Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said in a press release. “Our mission is not only to close the pay gap for those who are temporarily unemployed, but also to provide re-employment assistance for those looking to re-enter the labor market, filling the critical vacancies that we see in almost. all sectors. at present. “
GDOL provides online support to job seekers looking to re-enter the labor market or find a better career. Applicants have access to over 240,000 job postings, support for uploading up to five searchable CVs, job search assistance, career advice, skills tests, trade fair information employment, skills training services, as well as accessibility and special accommodations for the disabled and returning veterans. At work. Employing Georgia’s artificial intelligence system operates around the clock to match potential candidates with the vacancies that best match an applicant’s skills.
To date, nearly 239,000 jobs are listed on EmployGeorgia for Georgians. In many cases, employers are willing to train quality candidates and help with additional credentials.
According to the latest industry employment figures, the leisure and hospitality sector lost 223,000 jobs from February to April 2020. From that date until March 2021, 144,000 of these jobs have been recovered, or more than 65%. However, since the start of the year, more than 40,000 vacancies have been listed in the leisure and hospitality sector, highlighting the critical need for job applicants and the need to re-establish job Research.
“Restaurant owners fought last year to overcome the challenges of the pandemic, making tough decisions to keep our doors open, but now have to cut hours and shut down restaurant services when we can’t find employees.” , Zach Steed, owner of Moe’s Southwest Grill in Carrollton and Newnan, and Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen of Villa Rica, said. “We all want to go back to the strong economy we had before COVID-19, but we cannot do it without an available workforce.”