Did you know there are more than 45 One-Stop locations around Georgia that are here to help you find and obtain employment?

These One-Stop locations are spread out around the 19 Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDAs). You can find those here.

The Griffin, Georgia One-Stop location is hosting a Community Resource Fair in November in order to better acquaint the community with its over-arching mission.

“The goal of this event is to introduce the general public to the One Stop System and allow the core partners the opportunity to interact with the community,” Mack Clark, the One Stop Coordinator, told Georgia@Work. “When local employers have hiring needs, many of them begin their search for talent at the local One Stop.”

The event will include all of the core partners, which includes the Georgia Department of Labor, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation, Southern Crescent Technical College, and Three Rivers Regional Commission.

As one of the core partners, Southern Crescent Technical College helps provide technical training to those who are eligible. This training can include, though it not limited to the following areas:

  • HVAC Technician
  • Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Management
  • Commercial Truck Driving
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Drafting Technology
  • Drafting Technology
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Plumbing/Pipefitter Technology
  • Welding/Joining Technology

The technical training is just one resource available to Georgians throughout the state. One Stop Operators also help with resume writing, overall job search help, and more.

The event in Griffin is a way for citizens to better understand how these One Stop locations are here to help Georgians obtain gainful employment.

“You should attend this event for the opportunity to meet face to face with professionals that offer guidance on comprehensive job search strategies to include: exposure to high demand career opportunities, technical training, skills assessment, and identification of barriers to employment and how to address/remove them,” Clark said.

For anyone who is looking for a job or wants more training to perhaps make a career change, the Griffin resource fair needs to be on your calendar.