Georgia Department of Labor

The Georgia Department of Labor is helping Hitachi Automotive fill positions in their Monroe facility.

A hiring event will be held June 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Athens Career Center, 150 Evelyn C. Neely Drive, Athens.

Representatives will be interviewing for materials handlers, CNC operators, and maintenance technicians.

Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.

April Unemployment Numbers for Northeast Georgia

May 31, 2018

The April unemployment rate for northeast Georgia fell sharply, dropping four-tenths of a point. The Georgia Department of Labor released the numbers today. Commissioner Mark Butler says there were also decreases in the labor force and number of employed residents.

Area veterans and others are invited to take part in an upcoming Career Fair. The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting the 8th Annual Veterans’’ Career Fair this Thursday, May 10th.

Local, state and national employers will take part in the event. Those seeking jobs and interested in attending the event should visit to create and account and upload, or prepare a resume. According to the department, the account will speed up the interview process. Applicants should bring their resumes and driver licenses.

The career fair is open to the public.

Northeast Georgia is setting records when it comes to employment. That’s according to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler who said Wednesday that the region set new record-highs in November for the number of residents with jobs and total labor force.

“You actually are seeing a lot of very good, positive stuff going on,” according to Butler. “Northeast Georgia set records when it comes to total amount people in the labor force. "They are people either currently working a job or actively seeking employment."

And he says, the good news continues.

Athens Unemployment Numbers for October Remain Steady

Nov 27, 2017

Athens unemployment rate remained unchanged in October. According to the state Department of Labor, Athens’ rate in October rate was 4.1 percent, the same as September. Commissioner Mark Butler says the numbers don’t tell the whole story.

“The Athens area actually gained about 500 jobs during the month of October. And going along with that gain as we talk about the long-term job prospects with the Athens area, we’re continuing to see that long-term growth represented by a 4.3 percent increase in jobs over the last year.”