Georgia Dept. of Labor


GovernmentEmployment Services

About Us

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) was established in 1911. Known then as the Department of Commerce and Labor, it had broad authority over industrial and occupational safety and administration of labor laws. The Wagner-Peyser Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1935, mandated a federal-state partnership for operation of employment service agencies. As a result, the Georgia General Assembly enacted the Employment Security Law of 1937, officially creating a Georgia Department of Labor. The agency was placed under control of an elected commissioner


  • We help you find a job
  • We help you get through a layoff
  • We help you recruit new emplyees
  • We help you with occupational trends
  • We help you find industry data