GDOL Offices To Open At 10 AM Friday

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) offices in areas that have been impacted by the severe winter storm will open at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 14. This includes the GDOL headquarters complex and career centers in Atlanta, as well as career centers in the other affected areas of the state.

However, career centers in areas that may have severe power outages may be unable to open at 10 a.
m., but will open as soon as possible.

Career centers in areas of the state not struck by the harsh weather conditions will follow the normal operating schedule of 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Office schedules are subject to change because of developing weather conditions. The public is encouraged to monitor the GDOL Web site www.employgeorgia.com for continuous updates on office schedules.

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