Our network

Fulton County to serve long-term unemployed and 'laid off' workers

Fulton County to serve long-term unemployed and 'laid off' workers

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Help is available for unemployed workers who have been out of work for a long time because off layoffs or a need for new skills.

The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development provides employment search services. Additionally, job seekers who want to know more about obtaining that first opportunity for an interview or receiving information about making it past the first interview to the second interview can obtain the following services:

• Career advisement to help set career goals and education requirements
• Assistance with resume preparation
• Schedule participation in a job readiness prep workshop
• Learn appropriate ways to dress to file in-person applications or attend interviews and job fairs
• Obtain free training if the employment seeker meets eligibility criteria

Workforce Development services are available at the following locations:

Community Sponsors

"Where the "Son" Always Shines!" "Keeping "Hotlanta" Cool"

Fulton County encourages residents to register to vote and update information

Fulton County encourages residents to register to vote and update information

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Registration Elections and Elections encourages residents to register to vote and to update their information to ensure they will have a smooth voting experience.

In Fulton County, residents can register to vote online, at their city hall, the Georgia Department of Driver Services, any Atlanta Fulton County Library Branch, and also at a registration and election office or by mail.

Fulton County to host job fair

Fulton County to host job fair

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Employers who expect to hire within the next 90 days will participate in a Job Fair sponsored by the Fulton County Office of Workforce Development on Wednesday, April 23.

The Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Atrium of the Fulton County Government Center located at 141 Pryor Street in Atlanta. Job seekers are urged to dress for success and bring their resumes for the Job Fair initiated by Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Joan P. Garner.

10 Fulton high schools among America's Most Challenging

10 Fulton high schools among America's Most Challenging

(WXIA) -- The Washington Post has unveiled its 2014 list of America's Most Challenging High Schools.

The newspaper determines the annual rankings through a ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests a school gives each year, divided by the number of graduating seniors.

Ten Fulton County schools made the list, which features more than 2,000 high schools across the country. The listed numbers are each school's national ranking.

215. Alpharetta HS
232. Riverwood International Charter School
244. Northview HS
263. Milton HS
265. Chattahoochee HS
380. Roswell HS
474. Johns Creek HS
637. North Springs Charter HS
692. Centennial HS
1801. Tri-Cities HS

See the full list at washingtonpost.com.

Public input requested for Fulton County WIA Plan

Public input requested for Fulton County WIA Plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department has released for public comment, the draft WIA Plan for 2014-2017.

This plan is required as part of WIA Final Rule, and is part of  the Three Year Plan, which outlines the county’s workforce development needs and the steps the county took to address the identified needs using its allocation of federal formula funds.

The county encourages all citizens and other interested parties to review the draft document and to submit their written comments no later than Wednesday, April 30 by 5 p.m. Comments will be accepted Monday, March 31, through Wednesday, April 30. The final version, including comments, will be submitted to the Governor's Office of Workforce Development on May 1.

All written comments should be emailed to Sonia.Wilson@fultoncountyga.gov or mailed to:

Weekend construction to continue despite rain

Weekend construction to continue despite rain

(WXIA) -- Rain is in this weekend's forecast, but that won't stop Georgia Department of Transportation from working on scheduled road projects throughout the area.

GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said the department expects more people than usual on the road, as school districts begin and end their spring breaks.

"Call 511 or look at a mapping website before you leave home," Pringle said in a statement. "Motorists, including spring breakers ... need to plan ahead to avoid delays."

The new flyover ramps on the Interstate 85/Georgia 400 Interchange project are open, but crews still need to perform a little last-minute work on them. Lanes will be closed in places.

Fulton County conference emphasizes gang prevention and targets Gen Y participation

Fulton County conference emphasizes gang prevention and targets Gen Y participation

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- “Don’t Touch the Fire.” That was the warning offered by those who suffered the legal and life-altering consequences of surrendering to peer pressure during a Friday, March 28 Youth Symposium initiated by  Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Joan P. Garner and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

The Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth sponsored the symposium along with Caring For Others Inc. The symposium at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency featured those who chose the wrong roads as well as those who are responsible for upholding the law.