Ga. Dept. of Labor to host 'Surviving a Layoff' online chat Jan. 25

By: From the GA Department of Labor
By: From the GA Department of Labor

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

ATLANTA -- State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Tuesday that the Georgia Department of Labor will host an online chat about "Surviving a Layoff" on Jan. 25.

The chat will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the GDOL website

The 90-minute Q&A-style chat is called "Ask T.E.D." (Type, Explore, Discover). A panel of experts will provide information on dealing with unemployment, networking, locating financial and job search resources, preparing for job interviews, retooling and setting goals, conducting self-assessments, recognizing the dos and don'ts of job search, developing effective job search documents, understanding labor market information and identifying retraining opportunities.

People who wish to submit questions in advance may do so on Facebook and Twitter at @GeorgiaDOL. To sign up for a reminder or join the chat, go to the Spotlight or Quick Links sections on the GDOL website.

Previous chats can also be replayed from the Spotlight section of the department's website by clicking on the "Chat with an Expert: Replay" link. The topics previously covered include "Starting Your Own Business," "Services for Veterans," "Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities," "Workforce Development," "Making the Most of GDOL's Online Services," "GDOL Services for Businesses," "Job Searching in a Tight Economy," "Options for Your Next Career" and "Resumes."


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