Do you lack marketable skills necessary to stay competitive in today’s job market? Were you recently separated from employment through no fault of your own?

Department of Workforce Development might be able to help!

Workforce Development is a federally-funded program designed to minimize the impact of unemployment or a job loss and to create a career for job seekers to obtain employment. Workforce Development services are designed to increase employment retention and earnings.

  • Assistance with job leads
  • Resume assistance and critique
  • Education and career assessments

Employment Readiness workshops and assessments to assist you with your employment search and career readiness

  • Macon-Bibb resident
  • Long-Term Unemployed
  • Unemployed and receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI)
  • Loss of job due to business closure
  • Displaced homemaker
  • Veteran
  • Military Spouse (re-location)
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Residency
  • Selective Service Registration (males only)
  • DD-214, if applicable
  • Public Assistance Verification, if applicable

Workforce Development Talent Development Services (Training Assistance)

Talent Development is an option available through Workforce Development to job seekers who are considering both short-term and long-term programs in targeted in-demand industries. Training assistance is not guaranteed and is subject to labor market data.


Workforce Development Limitations

Industries and occupations are subject to current regional labor market data, and training within industries and/or occupations demonstrating over saturation or low growth potential cannot be approved unless participant can provide documentation or a pre-hire letter that the industry training requested will result in wages leading to self-sufficiency (subject to Workforce Development Board approval).


Any issues that might prevent you from being successful in employment and training must be addressed prior to enrollment in the Workforce Development program. These may include, but are not limited to: homelessness, legal issues preventing employment and health concerns. Career Development Facilitators can refer participants to community partners that might be able to assist with barriers to employment prior to Talent Development consideration.


For more information, Workforce Development Information Sessions are held every Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Macon Career Center (Department of Labor) at 3090 Mercer University Drive, or call 478-751-6160 and speak with any Workforce Development Specialist.