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Georgia Department of Labor

The Georgia Department of Labor matches qualified job seekers with employers and collects data to help businesses, economic developers, planners, and the workforce make quality work-related decisions.

From offering the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which provides substantial tax benefit to employers who hire eligible workers, to administering the Unemployment Insurance system that supports the financial security of those temporarily out of work, DOL works to grow the economy and workers' positions within it.


148 Andrew Young International Blvd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-1751

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When an employee is separated from my company, am I required to provide anything in writing to that employee?

Yes, under Georgia law, each employer is required to give each employee a separation notice when the they leave the employment of the employer.  The separation notice should contain detailed reasons for the employee’s separation.

How do I qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, and where do I go to get help?

If you are unemployed through no fault of your own and are looking for another job, you may apply for unemployment insurance benefits either online or at a DOL Career Center. Access the online application, or find a career center near you.