1996 Annual report (Georgia Dept. of Labor)

Georgia Department of Labor
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David Poythress, Commissioner
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DECEMBER 31. 1996

From the Commissioner

To My Fellow Georgians:
Fiscal Year 1996 was an exciting year at the Georgia Department of Labor and I'm proud of our accomplishments. We weathered the uncertainty of the federal budget and subsequent budget cuts. In fact, we were able to improve our level of services through our conservative fiscal management.
Working with the General Assembly, we again cut employer taxes by 20 percent, and raised the unemployment weekly benefit to $215 for those who lost their job through no fault of their own. We also secured legislation making it difficult for workers fired for drug use to draw unemployment benefits.
On the national level, I spearheaded a move to transfer the administration of the employment security system from the federal government to the states. The U.S. House of Representatives is now drafting legislation to make this happen. The result could be a tax savings of approximately $60 million to Georgia employers.
I am pleased with our efforts to bring services directly

to the people. We sponsored 24 veterans job fairs throughout the state. We served more than 8,000 young Georgians through our Youth Motivational Task Force. Our Workplace Safety Program and Drug-Free Workforce Unit are providing invaluable service to our employer community.
It was also a banner year for the state of Georgia, finishing the year as the fourth fastest growing state in the creation of new jobs. Our Office of Economic Development and Employer Relations made nearly 500 presentations to attract new businesses to Georgia and assist existing businesses with expansion plans. The Georgia Department of Labor will continue to seek innovative methods to provide for the changing needs of our employers and workforce. I present herewith the Fiscal Year 1996 Annual Report of the Georgia Department of Labor to the Governor, General Assembly and the citizens of Georgia.

~ During Fiscal Year 1996, Georgia continued as a leader injob growth. Georgia's net gain of 144,900 jobs was exceeded by only three states -- California, Texas and Florida.
~ Almost 600,000 applicants for employment assistance were registered by the Department's field service offices. The Department provided new information resources and other aids to help people conduct successful, self-directed job searches.
~ Employers listed almost 170,000 jobs with the Department, and our staff filled two-thirds of these openings.
~ Almost 240,000 eligible workers received unemployment benefits totaling $288,964,155. The average weekly payment was $157. Georgia's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund had a balance of $1.5 billion at year's end.
~ The Department and the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration co-hosted the first National Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) Colloquium, attended by almost 300 professionals from all over the United States.
~ On July I, 1996, the maximum weekly benefit was increased to $215, the third increase in six years.
~ More than 30,000 Georgians -- including almost 12,000 dislocated workers -- participated in job training programs under the federal Job Training Partnership Act.
~ Over 80,000 veterans and dependents received employment-related services, and about 17,000 were placed in jobs.
~ The Department's Safety Engineering Section administered Project Safe Georgia, an initiative addresssing workplace safety and health issues for small businesses. The 1996 Safety and Health Consortium is part of Project Safe Georgia.
~ The Economic Development and Employer Relations Office participated in 460 projects involving employers considering expansion or relocation to the state.
~ Labor Information Systems provided data in computerized formats through Georgia QuickSource! and Georgia QuickStats!

Employment Services


Table Unemployment Insurance



Job Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Veterans Programs


Contents Labor Market Information


Safety Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Economic Development and, Employer Relations


Intergovernmental Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Equal Opportunity


Advisory Groups


Field Service Offices

10 & 11


12 & 13

Credits Published by the Office of Communications and Materials Management Section
of the Georgia Department of Labor.
With special thanks to: Betty Bagwell - cover art, report design and layout

Employment Services

Our mission has challenged the Georgia Department of Labor to reexamine not only the quality of our services but also the delivery of these services to the employers and citizens of our state. As a result, job search services available through our local offices have been expanded and are more customer-focused.
Almost 600,000 Georgians came to the Department's 53 local offices throughout the state seeking employment assistance and received a range of services that included
referral to job openings; counseling and other services to help evaluate the workers' job readiness and better prepare them for available jobs; referral to other services, such as job training, adult education, vocational rehabilitation, veterans programs, medical care and supportive services. The Department's local offices referred 314,014 applicants to jobs and 20,104 to supportive services and training. The number of workers receiving counseling services increased by almost 30 percent, to 58,838. Employers listed 169,488 job openings with the Department, and our staff filled two-thirds of these openings. The Worker Adjustment Section received 132 layoff notices affecting 18,049 workers. Three-quarters of these layoffs were in manufacturing; most of the others were in trade, finance and services. The Department placed about 1,300 disabled workers in jobs. Additionally, over 7,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers received placement services -- a 30 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. The Department recruited 975 people for the federal Job Corps program, which provides training for economically disadvantaged young people 16 to 24 years of age. The Department continues to focus on future program involvement with emphasis on recruiting, processing, counseling and enrolling youth. Several job fairs were held during the year, including an Olympic Job Fair coordinated with the Randstad organization. Some 3,455 clients were served, and scores of individuals were hired on the spot.

Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services With more than a year's experience with Worker Profil-
ing and Reemployment Units, the Georgia Department of Labor was in a good position to co-host, with the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, the first National Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) Colloquium. The content of the colloquium provided an excellent forum for federal, state and local staff to further develop and refine WPRS systems. Nearly 300 professionals from throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands attended.
Since the implementation of the federal profiling program last year, excellent performance has been demonstQl!ed throughout the state, as we surpassed all goals and expectations for the year. The WPRS program was designed to assist unemployment claimants who are unlikely to find employment before exhausting their unemployment insurance benefits. By early summer, 26,704 profiled claimants had been provided a wide range of reemployment services, resulting in more than 13,000 individuals reentering the work force. This created a savings to the unemployment insurance trust fund of more than $24 million.
Self-Directed Job Search Assistance The Department has also refocused its efforts to help
people conduct more productive self-directed job searches. Services include information about the labor market, effective interviewing techniques, networking, resume preparation and educational opportunities. Each local office has a resource library to assist people in their job search activities. The following is a partial list of resources contained in these libraries:
job search publications covering topics such as interviewing techniques, resume preparation, networking and application completion
job search and career development videos labor market information and reports on labor market trends computer-based information on occupations, education and training programs, schools and colleges and financial aid sources. To better serve workers who are affected by layoffs, the Department works in conjunction with companies to provide outplacement assistance. In some cases, Department staff are stationed at the company's outplacement center, providing job development and placement services.


Unemployment Insurance

Insurance . .. Not Welfare Workers who had a job and who become unemployed
through no fault of their own may be eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits while seeking a new job. Unemployment benefits help bridge the gap between jobs by replacing part of the worker's lost income. The weekly benefit payments also promote economic stability in communities affected by layoffs or business closings.
Unemployment insurance benefits should not be confused with welfare. Employers pay for unemployment insurance through payroll taxes. The taxes are, in effect, insurance premiums. Benefits are paid only to eligible workers who are unemployed and actively looking for employment.
Benefit payments totaled $288,964,155 in Fiscal Year 1996. Tax contributions from employers during the year amounted to $352,845,032, and 238,122 workers in Georgia received unemployment benefits, averaging $157 per week. The maximum amount a claimant was eligible to receive was $205 per week. The maximum amount was increased to $215 per week effective July 1, 1996.
The average duration of benefit went from a low of 9.2 weeks during the months of February and March 1996 to a high of 9.5 weeks for June 1996. Only 12 states have an effective tax rate lower than Georgia's, based on total wages.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance The President declared two major disasters in Georgia
during the year 1996. This was a result of severe storms, high winds, tornadoes and flooding. Federal disaster unemployment payments were made to 12 workers whose employment was adversely affected by storm damage. The federal benefits totaled over $7,162.

Trade Adjustment Assistance The number of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) certifications was significant for fiscal year 1996. A total of 81 petitions were certified. Sixty-three were TAA and 18 were NAFTA.
At Your Service...24 Bours A Day The OLIVoR system, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week in-
teractive voice response service, has been a major success. Using only a touchtone telephone, unemployed people and employers can easily and quickly utilize the services of the Department.
A person who becomes unemployed can call OLIVoR to learn how to file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, as well as the location and hours of operation of the nearest Department field office.
Once a benefit claim has been established, the claimant can call OLIVoR each week to certify his or her continued eligibility and inquire about the status of unemployment checks.
Employers in metro Atlanta can call OLIVoR to report new hires or when a claimant refuses ajob offer, which helps reduce the number of fraudulent claims.
OLIVoR even has the ability to call employers who are late filing quarterly reports. OLIVoR delivers a recorded message that the employer needs to call the Department, and our staff then explains what the employer needs to do to fulfill legal obligations.
Georgia's Child Labor Law This law protects youth under the age of 18 from
hazardous work environments and helps ensure that young workers have sufficient time to devote to school. The Department monitors certificates (work permits) issued by school officials. In cases where noncompliance is determined, the Department may revoke permits.
The Department also issues special work certificates, required by law, to minors employed in the entertainment industry.
We processed more than 57,000 employment certificates during the fiscal year.


Job Training

The Georgia Job Training Partnership is a joint effort of business, government and community leaders to increase employment opportunities and improve labor force quality in our state. The program is designed to meet the employment needs of disadvantaged and dislocated Georgians by linking worker and employer needs.
Authorized under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, the program prepares disadvantaged youth and unskilled adults for the labor force. The program also provides job training and related services to economically disadvantaged individuals, others with serious barriers to employment and those dislocated from jobs by changes in the economy and technology.
Job training services are directed locally in each of the state's 16 service delivery areas (SDAs) by private industry councils (PICs). Members represent business, education, organized labor, economic development, community-based organizations, vocational rehabilitation, public assistance agencies and the employment service.
The Department's Job Training Division provides administration, allocates funds, offers technical assistance, helps ensure compliance with federal and state laws and coordinates with related programs and agencies.
During the year, $61,958,469 was available to provide job training services to 30,729 Georgians. The major programs are described below.

Older Workers Program The Older Workers Program provides year-round train-
ing activities for economically disadvantaged persons 55 years of age and older. The program, administered by Green Thumb, Inc., served 365 disadvantaged older persons.
Summer Youth Employment and Training Program The Summer Youth Employment and Training Program
provides training during the summer months to economically disadvantaged youth. A total of 5,220 youth during FY96 were provided short-term work experiences, remedial education and other educational enhancements.
Youth Training Program The Youth Training Program provides year-round assis-
tance to address the employment needs and skill deficiencies of in-school and out-of-school youth. Of the 3,590 youth served, 44 percent became employed and 55 percent completed youth competencies, received a GED, returned to or remained in school or entered other training.
Worker Adjustment Program The Worker Adjustment Program provides training and
employment assistance to workers who have lost theirjobs as a result of layoffs or plant closings. A total of 11,669 Georgians were served this year.

Adult Training Program The Adult Training Program provides assistance to eco-
nomically and physically disadvantaged adults. More than 5,200 clients were trained during the year. Follow-up telephone interviews with former program participants indicated that 80 percent of all adults leaving the program were still working 13 weeks later.

Education Coordination and Grants Program This program provides education and support services to
complement occupational training. Examples of services include remediation and counseling. Administered by the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education, the program provided services to 1,779 participants.



Dr. Helen Parker, assistant commissioner for Employment Services, discusses innovative ways ofproviding services to dislocated workers at the
1Ultional Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services (WPRS) Colloquium held in June in Atlanta. About 300 people from state employment agencies around the country attended the fourday event, hosted by the Georgw Department of
Jerry Moore, an executive assistant in Field Services, welcomes a colleague to the opening day of the WPRS Colloquium.
George Atkinson, left, an engineering technicwn, explains the operation of the Department's portable satellite dish to Information Services Director Jim Stewart, right. The satellite dish, which was first used in 1996, enables the labor department to set up a fully operational claims center at a remote location. Its primary use will be during emergencies and when mass claims need to be filed on-site, such as in the ValueJet layoffpictured above.

Commissioner Poythress is presented a plaque by Bobbie Jean Bennett, commissioner of the State Merit System, for serving as chairman of the State Charitable Contributions fund-raising program. The program surpassed $2 million for the first time, raising more than $2.2 million. The labor department also raised a record $66,466.91.

Veterans program representatives help some veterans who attended one of the 26 veterans job fairs the labor department held throughout the state. Several thousand veterans were helped.

Phil Rockwel~ reemployment services specialist from our Gwinnett FSO, was one of more than 40 labor department employees who volunteered to assist callers during the fourth statewide televised job fair which was co-sponsored by GDOL and GPTV.

The Gainesville Employer Committee won the 1996 Project of the Year Award for its Leadership Development Series, which targeted mid-sized and small businesses. The award was given at the annual meeting at St. Simons Island.

The Americus Employer Committee was named 1996 Employer Committee of the Year at the annual meeting at St. Simons Island.

\eterans Programs

The Office of Veterans Programs enhanced the Department's services to veterans, exceeding each of the 14 federal standards.
The Department served 80,190 veterans and dependents; of those, 24,218 were Vietnam-era veterans and 4,460 were disabled veterans.
A total of 13,654 veterans were placed on private sector jobs, and 3,284 were placed with federal contractors.

The Transition Assistance Program conducted an average of 16 workshops per month for military personnel and their families who were making the transition to civilian life. About 7,811 military personnel participated in workshops on eight military installations.
In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the AMVETS and DAV, the Office of Veterans Programs cohosted 23 veterans job fairs throughout the state. Thejob fairs featured approximately 700 employers and were attended by more than 7,500 veterans.
Approximately 18,000 veterans received vocational rehabilitation services, and more than 1,000 veterans received case management.

Labor Market Information

Buoyed by preparations for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, employment in Georgia continued to grow in robust fashion during Fiscal Year 1996. The net gain of 144,900jobs was exceeded only by the more populous states of California, Texas and Florida.
Georgia's current employment expansion began in January 1991, when the nationwide recession reached its lowest point in the state. Since that time, 697,000 jobs have been added -- almost 10,000 per month. Unemployment has fallen steadily from 7.3 percent in February 1991 to 5.0 percent in June 1996, the end of the fiscal year.

As the economy continues to expand, there is a need for accurate information about jobs, workers and labor markets. The Department produces and publishes current and historical data on employment, unemployment and labor market conditions in a variety of formats. These include monthly newsletters and special purpose reports used by employers, job seekers, policymakers, economists, economic developers and planners of education and training programs.
Labor market information is compiled by the Labor Information Systems division from data collected in employer and household surveys, unemployment insurance claims and special research projects. Most of the data are produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department ofLabor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Labor Information Systems publishes the most frequently requested information. Most is available to the public at no cost. Data also are provided in computerized formats through the Georgia QuickSource! bulletin board system and the Georgia QuickStats! information system.
The Georgia Labor Market Information Directory provides a detailed listing of sources of labor market information.


Safety Engineering

The responsibility for promoting and protecting the safety of Georgia's citizens and workplaces is carried out through a variety of state and federal programs administered by the Department's Safety Engineering division. In a cooperative effort with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the division conducts occupational safety and health data collection programs monitoring workplace accidents, illnesses and fatalities. The information compiled from these programs allows safety and health professionals to focus on accident prevention and control methods.
The division also administers a statewide awards program which recognizes employers who have demonstrated excellence in their efforts to provide for safer and healthier workplaces. In the past two years, employer interest in this program has skyrocketed, and the finalists are now recognized at the Department's annual Safety and Health Conference.
The division accepted the responsibility of serving as the administrative home for two initiatives addressing workplace safety and health issues for small businesses Project Safe Georgia and the 1996 Safety and Health Consortium. Both of these efforts are based on working partnerships with private industry, governmental agencies, academia and public health groups that are devoted

to reducing work-related hazards, injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
In the public sector, the state's Public Employee Hazardous Chemical Protection and Right to Know Program allows division personnel to assist their counterparts in other state agencies to minimize and control employee exposure to hazardous chemicals in their jobs. This program also provides technical assistance on other related safety issues.
The responsibility for ensuring the safety of Georgia's citizens is carried out through a variety of inspection programs. Statewide, the division conducted over 34,000 safety inspections covering boilers, pressure vessels, elevators and escalators, safety glass, amusement parks and carnival rides. The, revenue generated from inspection fees totaled $2,318,838. The division is self-supporting and requires no taxpayers' funds.
Safety Engineering division engineers and specialists are active on various national safety code committees and have worked with city and county inspectors to standardize statewide inspection procedures for regulators.

Economic Development &.. Employer Relations

An integral part of Georgia's cohesive economic development community, the Economic Development and Employer Relations Office expanded its consultation with business and industry statewide, nationally and globally during the year.
Involved in 460 projects during the year, this unit developed and implemented 165 formal presentations to companies considering expansion or relocation to the state. Georgia's pro-business climate, as exemplified by state labor laws, plus skills, availability and wages of workers were among the topics of concern addressed.
Further, we were part of 16 workshops, speeches and

training sessions designed to aid local economic developers in their professional responsibilities. Such opportunities assist community representatives in meeting the needs of their prospects.
The Economic Development and Employer Relations team holds leadership roles in diverse organizations which promote the economic health of Georgia. Included are the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), Operation Legacy, Georgia Press Educational Foundation and Leadership Georgia.


IntergovernnBental Relations

The Intergovernmental Relations division provides easy access to the Department's services and programs for all citizens. The division also acts as a liaison with city, county and state governmental agencies and elected officials.
Since its inception in 1993, the division has actively taken Department services directly to citizens throughout Georgia. It has implemented several programs, including the following:
Minority Advisory Committee The Minority Advisory Committee serves as a liaison
between the Department and the minority private sector in Georgia. The committee conducts seminars statewide, providing infonnation on the full range of services offered by the Department.
The committee consists of a cross-section of Georgians from various professions who represent numerous cities and counties.

designed to bring together infonned, dedicated and successful individuals from every walk of life to visit colleges, universities, vocational schools, high schools and junior high schools in an attempt to increase student awareness of how the business world operates.
YMTF members provide students with the direction and insight necessary to make realistic career decisions. These individuals share invaluable infonnation to help stimulate and motivate students in preparation for career opportunities in business, industry and the public sector.
Task force members are expected to discuss broadening students' awareness of career paths and options, basic job requirements and how the business world operates.

Youth Motivational Task Force The Georgia Department of Labor's Youth Motivational
Task Force Program was fonned in 1993. This program was

Equal Opportunity

It is the Department's policy not to discriminate and to provide equal opportunity for all individuals in any program it administers or operates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, political affiliation or belief.

The director is responsible for promoting and administering this policy throughout the Department. The equal opportunity director also provides employment law compliance infonnation to Department management and to the business community.

Advisory Groups

TIle Governor's Employment and Training Council was created by executive order in November 1988 and established by the General Assembly in 1989 to assist the Governor in planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring the programs and services provided under the Job Training Partnership Act. The council also provides guidance and advice to the Commissioner on all activities of the Department. The council has 30 members, representing the private sector, organized labor, community-based organizations, the state legislature, state agencies, local government and the general public. Council members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
To assist the Department in meeting the needs of employers, Empioyer Advisory Committees have been established throughout the state. These committees serve as a vital communications link between businesses and the Department's local field service offices. A strong partnership with the business community assures Georgia employers a better return on the taxes they pay to support employment security programs.
The business representatives who serve on the committees keep local offices infonned of private sector interests, recommend ways to improve the Department's services and

provide their communities with infonnation about current employment and training issues. There are 45 local committees with more than 1,000 members. As local committees identify private-sector concerns, infonnational seminars and workshops are conducted. A State Employer Executive Board, composed of representatives from the local committees, advises the commissioner on ways to improve services to both employers and applicants and provides guidance to the local committees.
The Commissioner's Advisory Council is made up of representatives from business, organized labor and the general public. The council assists the commissioner in fonnulating policies and advises him on proposed departmental legislation. Members of the council are appointed by the



Field Service Offices

ALBANY Ms. Melba Bridges, Manager 1608 South Slappey Blvd. Albany, GA 31706-3450 (912)430-5010
AMERICUS Mr. Michael Flowers, Manager 120 W. Church Street Americus, GA 31709-0748 (912)931-2520
ATHENS Ms. Naomi Glenn, Manager 788 Prince Avenue Athens, GA 30603 (706)542-8500
AUGUSTA Mr. Forrest Hutchinson, Manager 601 Greene Street Augusta, GA 30903-0160 (706)721-3131
BAINBRIDGE Ms. Sandra Harrell, Manager 310 South Scott Street Bainbridge, GA 31717-1017 (912)248-2618
BLAIRSVILLE Ms. Debra Parson, Acting Manager Haralson Memorial Center Blairsville, GA 30514-0834 (706)745-6959
BLUE RIDGE Ms. Cindy Godfrey, Manager East Second Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513-0488 (706)632-2033
BRUNSWICK Mr. Ronnie Bivins, Manager 2517 Tara Lane Brunswick, GA 31520 (912)264-7244
CAIRO Mr. Emory Virgil, Acting Manager 101 Martin Luther King Avenue cairo, GA 31728-0685 (912)377-6526

CAMILLA Ms. Cherry Rizer, Acting Manager 35 South Scott Street Camilla, GA 31730-0311 (912)336-7845
CARROLLTON Mr. Harold Durrah, Manager 275 Northside Drive Carrollton, GA 30117-0509 (770)836-6668
CARTERSVILLE Mr. Larry Beck, Manager 19 Felton Place Cartersville, GA 30120-9007 (770)387-3760
CEDARTOWN Ms. Brenda Sanford, Manager 1108 North Main Street Cedartown, GA 30125-1019 (770)749-2213
CLAYTON COUNTY Ms. Janice Moore, Manager 1193 Forest Parkway Lake City, GA 30260-3414 (404)363-7643
COBB-CHEROKEE Mr. Ken Cochran, Manager 465 Big Shanty Road Marietta, GA 30066-3303 (770)528-6100
COLUMBUS Mr. Gene Chestnutt, Manager 700 Veterans Parkway Columbus, GA 31902-0390 (706)649-7423
CORDELE Ms. Ginger Young, Manager 1205 South Seventh Street Cordele, GA 31010-1136 (912)276-2355
COVINGTON Mr. Dan Patrick, Manager 7249 Industrial Blvd., N.E. Covington, GA 30210-1189 (770)784-2455

DALTON Ms. Derita Ruff, Manager 1406 Chattanooga Avenue Dalton, GA 30720 (706)272-2301
DEKALB COUNTY Ms. Sherry Moore, Manager 3879 Covington Hwy. Decatur, GA 30032-2640 (404)298-3970
DOUGLAS Mr. Hugh Burke, Manager 310 West Bryan Street Douglas, GA 31533-1363 (912)389-4254
DUBLIN Ms. Marcia Jackson, Manager 910 N. Jefferson Street Dublin, GA 31021 (912)275-6525
EASTMAN Mr. Ray Greenleaf, Acting Manager 207 Fifth Avenue Eastman, GA 31023-1649 (912)374-6994
ELBERTON Mr. John Nicholson, Manager 5 Seaboard Street Elberton, GA 30635-0956 (706)213-2028
GAINESVILLE Mr. Walt Halski, Manager 2419 Corporate Drive, SW. Gainesville, GA 30504-6056 (770)535-5484
GRIFFIN Mr. Fletcher Dunn, Manager 1514 Highway 16 West Griffin, GA 30224-0736 (770)228-7226
GWINNETT COUNTY Mr. Charlie Crawford, Manager 1535 Atkinson Road Lawrenceville, GA 30243-5601 (770)995-6913


HABERSHAM AREA Ms. Sandra Chapman, Acting Manager 215 Hodges Street, Suite #205 Cornelia, GA 30531 (706)776-0811
HINESVILLE Mr. Gary Varner, Manager 137 South Main Street Hinesville, GA 31313-3217 (912)370-2596
JESUP Ms. Donna McCullough, Acting Manager 189 N. Brunswick Street Jesup, GA 31598-0833 (912)427-5842
KINGS BAY Mr. Carman Wright, Manager 1712 Osborne Road, Suite L SI. Marys, GA 31558-2632 (912)673-6942
LAFAYETTE Ms. Johnnie Lewis, Manager 200 West Villanow Street laFayette, GA 30728-0947 (706)638-5525
LAGRANGE Ms. Patsy Brewer, Manager 1002 Longley Place laGrange, GA 30240-5733 (706)845-4000
MACON Mr. David Clinard, Manager 3090 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31213-2899 (912)751-6164
MILLEDGEVILLE Ms. carolyn Peeler, Manager 156 Roberson Mill Road Milledgeville, GA 31061-0730 (912)453-5465
MONROE Ms. Pat Bailey, Acting Manager 226 Alcova Street, Suite 8-5 Monroe, GA 30655-0924 (770)207-4111

MOULTRIE Ms. Demishia Croft, Manager 115 5th Street, S.E. Moultrie, GA 31776-1050 (912)891-7147
NEWNAN Mr. Melvin Samuels, Manager 30 Bledsoe Road Newnan, GA 30265-1044 (770)254-7220
NORTH METRO Ms. Cheryl Winters, Manager 2943 North Druid Hills Road Atlanta, GA 30329-3909 (404)679-5200
NORTHWEST GEORGIA Ms. Dot Hale, Manager 759 Ballfield Parkway FI. Oglethorpe, GA 30741-0309 (706)861-1991
PERRY Ms. Patricia Newman, Acting Manager 741-A Main Street Perry, GA 31069-1781 (912)987-5051
ROME Mr. Mark Ezzell, Manager 462 Riverside Parkway, N.E. Rome, GA 30162-5107 (706)295-6051
SAVANNAH Mr. Cecil Wilkerson, Manager 5520 White Bluff Road Savannah, GA 31403-2069 (912)356-2773
SOUTH METRO Mr. Willie Johnson, Manager 2636-14 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Atlanta, GA 30311-1605 (404)699-6900
STATESBORO Mr. Joel Martin, Manager 62 Packinghouse Road Statesboro, GA 30459-0558 (912)681-5156

SYLVESTER Mr. Everett Hood 204 E. Franklin Street Sylvester, GA 31791-2106 (912)777-2120
THOMASVILLE Mr. Joey Ferrell, Manager 120 North Crawford Street Thomasville, GA 31799-1430 (912)225-4033
THOMSON Mr. Michael Boardman 230 Main Street Thomson, GA 30824 (706)595-3665
TIFTON Mr. Eddie Gurley, Manager 902 South Main Street Tifton, GA 31793-0067 (912)386-3322
TOCCOA Mr. David Carter, Manager 112 N. Alexander Street Toccoa, GA 30577-0520 (706)282-4514
VALDOSTA Ms. Nelda Ryan, Manager 2808 North Oak Street Valdosta, GA 31602 (912)333-5211
VIDALIA Mr. Stephen Brennan, Manager #16 Carter Center, Queen Street Vidalia, GA 30474-1106 (912)537-9847
WAYCROSS Ms. Donna Wheeler, Manager 600 Plant Avenue Waycross, GA 31502-1609 (912)285-6105
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Total applicants Professional, technical and managerial. Clerical Sales Domestic Other services Agricultural, fishing and forestry Processing Machine trades Bench work Structural work Motor freight transportation Package material handler Miscellaneous

591,775 84,701
116,547 38,882 2,443 77,285 12,340 19,242 42,467 42,484 58,329 17,433 76,173 3,449

Total placements Professional, technical and managerial. Clerical Sales Domestic Other services Agricultural, fishing and forestry Processing Machine trades Bench work . '.' Structural work Motor freight transportation Package material handler Miscellaneous

105,610 2,803
12,708 7,251 427
13,627 5,757
10,959 7,729 7,384
11 ,837 3,208
21,648 272

NOTE: Includes all applicants active during FY 1996 except those who were partially registered.

NOTE: Includes all placements made during FY 1996. As some individuals were placed more than once, categories may not add to total.



Total applicants Veterans and other eligibles U.1. claimants Female Minority Youth (under 22) Disabled Migrant and seasonal farm workers
NOTE: Includes all applicants active during FY 1996.

591,775 80,097
253,880 284,878 301,897 101,984
5,799 7,523

Total placements Veterans U.1. claimants Female Minority Youth (under 22) Disabled Migrant and seasonal farm workers

105,631 16,365 24,546 42,191 60,753 24,937 1,298 7,500

NOTE: Includes all placements made during FY 1996. As some individuals were placed more than once, categories may not add to total.



1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 1996

$ 53,041,398 187,347,023 247,416,925 258,590,457
$ 353,955,504 $352,845,032

$200,456,458 148,663,008 188,098,139 259,066,086
$247,950,920 $277,574,851


$ 338,263,700 470,089,281 555,480,632
1,072,372,847 $1,408,483,201 $1,582,886,394


$ 161,455,982

Personal services.......................................................... 76,717,792

Regular operating expenses




Equipment purchases


Computer charges


Real estate rentals




Per diem, fees and contracts


JTPA contracts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,109,595

Capital outlay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Payment on general obligation bonds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,774,079

FEDERAL FUNDS Collected Funds
Administrative Assessment Penalty and Interest Inspection Collections
Appropriated State Funds

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Funding Sources Fiscal Year 1995
12,535,000 2,986,980 1,939,035
471,747 $179,441,198

7.0% 1.7% 1.1% 0.2% 100.0%