In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, many of our neighbors have lost their jobs and find themselves in a sea of financial uncertainty.
For those without work, looking for a job is hard even in good economic times, but in the wake of a global public health crisis, — it can be truly daunting.
According to recent data released by the Georgia Department of Labor, our state has an 11.9% unemployment rate. Moreover, more than 1.3 million Georgians have filed for unemployment, which represents a little under ⅓ of our state’s labor force.
Remember that just a short time ago that number was at 3.1% — the lowest ever on record. So many of our fellow Georgians entire lives have changed in what likely felt like an instant. We must all do our part to help them get back on their feet.
Resources and Tips
There are resources being provided by many groups across the metro Atlanta area that are dedicated to helping those out of work return to employment.
- Employment Workshop | Roswell United Methodist Church
Join Katherine Simmons and Jay Litton, co-leaders of Roswell United Method Church, on the second and fourth Monday of each month, for a live interview where they will discuss job networking and other topics, including:
- Do you know the key factors to finding a job?
- Do you have a mentor to guide you though the path to new employment?
- Do you have a plan, are you prepared and practiced to have a GREAT interview?
For more than 25 years, Roswell United Methodist church has been providing employment workshops, ‘mini’ job fairs and evening dinners with keynote speakers to those in need of employment or job readiness. The program itself exists to teach job seekers how to begin and sustain a job, while providing emotional support and encouragement.
Learn more about upcoming events, here: https://bit.ly/3etn4lr
- WorkSource Fulton | Resources, Trainings and More
According to their website, WorkSource Fulton exists in an effort to “assist Fulton County residents and metropolitan Atlanta area employers in developing and sustaining a world-class workforce that realizes viable incomes and benefits, thus strengthening their families and neighborhoods.”
WorkSource Fulton provides a multitude of resources not only for job seekers, but also for employers, along with a wide variety of programs, interactive trainings and youth services.
Find out more about how they can assist you, here: https://bit.ly/2TL1xN4
- Atlanta Regional Commission | Job Hunting Tips
The Atlanta Regional Commission recently published an article on their What’s Next ATL website that provides five tips for those who are seeking jobs during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Tip 1: Create a Game Plan
- Tip 2: Networking
- Tip 3: Polish Your Resume
- Tip 4: Know Your Strengths
- Tip 5: Interview Preparation
Read the full article, here: https://bit.ly/3etA0b6
- Jay Litton | Mastering the Job Interview
Watch this insightful clip from a speech made by Jay Litton, creator of the WoW! Interview and founder of Roswell United Methodist Church’s Job Networking program that we mentioned above, on how you can NAIL your next job interview!
Plus, sign up with your email address and receive 11 additional interview listens that will teach you how to prepare, how to frame past success in the best way and much more.
Watch and learn more, here: https://bit.ly/36Cikao
- Maximum Monday | Employers Hiring Today
Check out this awesome resource to learn about all of the employers and companies that are currently hiring in the metro Atlanta area.
Not only does this resource list jobs, but it also links to the website or contact information for job seekers to apply for the jobs themselves. Plus, this site is updated each week on Mondays, so the information is always current!
Read about any and all potential job opportunities, here: https://bit.ly/3empcLEFor more helpful resources and local news, follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Sandy Springs.