Mission & Goals of the Department of Labor in Georgia

Learning about what this department does is important to understanding how you are going to evaluate who to vote for and how to make the best decision for our great state.

What is a Labor Commissioner?

In Georgia, the Labor Commissioner is the administrative head of the Department of Labor, a state Executive branch agency which is responsible for implementing labor laws passed by the General Assembly, as well as regulations issued under those laws. As such, the Labor Commissioner is responsible for overseeing Georgia’s unemployment insurance, workforce development, and rehabilitation programs,  and for producing research and statistics regarding Georgia’s labor market. 


The exact duties of the Labor Commissioner vary from state to state, but they often include enforcing the state minimum wage, overseeing wage disputes, and investigating claims of employer misconduct, particularly in relation to employee treatment. The Georgia Labor Commissioner is in charge of the administration of state laws about labor and the workforce.

The Mission of the Georgia Department of Labor

To work with public and private partners in building a workforce system that contributes to Georgia’s economic prosperity. We will accomplish this by creating opportunities and providing services that:

Assist individuals to attain their work goals and increase self-sufficiency through employment, training, and support services.

Assist employers to meet their business needs through employee recruitment and selection services, workforce information, and technical support.

The Current Strategic Goals of the Georgia Department of Labor

Department of Labor Resources in Georgia

Employ Georgia

An online resource for employment needs all at no cost to you!

Find a Career Center

Find a career center near you. Note: quite a few career centers have closed during Covid and have not reopened yet. This is a top priority for our administration to fix this.

Unemployment Fraud Information

Unemployment Insurance (UI) fraud is a crime that affects everyone. The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) needs your help preventing UI fraud and abuse. Your participation strengthens GDOL efforts to ensure Georgia employers' tax dollars are spent wisely and UI benefits only go to eligible individuals.

Equal Opportunity Employer Program

It is against the law for the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL), a recipient of Federal financial assistance, to discriminate. Learn More about the EOEP here.

US Department of Labor

To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Technical College System of Georgia

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) oversees the state’s technical colleges, adult literacy programs, and a host of economic and workforce development programs. TCSG provides a unified system of technical education, adult education, and customized business and industry training through programs that use the best available technology and offer easy access to lifelong education and training for all adult Georgians and corporate citizens. Learn why we are a top-choice for a quality, affordable higher education.

Report UI Fraud & Abuse

The Georgia Department of Labor is committed to preserving the integrity of the Unemployment Trust Fund. Our department conducts many types of fraud and abuse investigations throughout the year on unemployment claims to ensure the accuracy of benefit payments made and to assure that workers are accurately reported. We thank you for your assistance.


Read up to date press releases about activity going on with the Department of Labor in the State of Georgia.

Georgia LaborMarket Explorer

Workforce statistics & economic research. Your source for informed decisions in Georgia. From a directory of services to workplace training to a learning center.

Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state's sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

Georgia Quick Start

Rapid start-up. Rapid return on investment. When companies choose Georgia, Quick Start makes them more successful with comprehensive, customized training. Whatever you make, we're confident we can help your team produce it more quickly and efficiently.


Learn more about Georgia's state government, how it works, and ways to get involved.