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LaFayette Career Center

LaFayette Career Center, 200 West Villanow Street, P.O. Box 947, LaFayette GA 30728, 706.638.5525, fax 706.638.5529, Judy Holcomb, Manager.
Department of Labor Fact Sheet


The Georgia Department of Labor, LaFayette Career Center offers a wide variety of services to the general public at NO CHARGE, such as:

Career Counseling: Everyone who registers sees a Department of Labor Specialist who is familiar with the job market, what jobs are available, and prevailing wages.

Workshops: A workshop is held every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on how to search for a job, how to interview for a job, how to prepare a resume, and, if needed, financial training that will help you manage your money while you are unemployed. The workshop is offered at no cost to you.

Resource Center: Our center has job search books, videos, telephones, fax machine, copier, printers, computers with internet access, and computers with Georgia Career Information System that tells about curriculum at Georgia colleges and technical schools and financial aid availability.  We have information about the job market in Georgia, and we have a list of web sites you can use to job search on the web.  You can do skill testing.   We have staff available to assist you.

Job Listings: The Job Information System (JIS) is a computer system available for customers to use on their own, with thousands of job openings from throughout the State that employers have listed with local Department of Labor Offices, and with State job openings and many federal job openings.  You will be referred to the job you select, provided you meet the job requirements listed by the employer.

Veterans: By federal law, veterans receive extra help from the Labor Department in obtaining employment.   Every Labor Office has a LVER/DOL Specialist who is familiar with veterans' needs and the resources available to them.

Federal Bonding: If a job requires you to be bonded, and you cannot obtain bonding through a private service, we have a program that may be able to provide the needed bonding.

Other Services: Many other services and programs are available through the Department of Labor.  Check with us to see what we have to offer you!

The following standard assessment instruments are available at the Career Center:

Career Ability Placement Survey (CAPS)
General Aptitude Battery (GATB) - to be replaced by Ability Profiler Fall 2001
Adult Basic Literacy Exam (ABLE)
Interest Profiler, Interest Inventory, Interest Checklist
Work Importance Locator
Leisure Search Inventory
Career Exploration Inventory
Job Search Attitude Inventory
TapDance (typing test)

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