April 2, 2020
CONTACT: Nicole Carsten
MARIETTA – In response to economic impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and residents, WorkSource Cobb has launched a virtual talent recruitment and training assistance program. As the workforce development agency for Cobb County and an essential service, the agency aims to ensure a continuity of services for both employers and residents. Under the shelter-in-place order, the workforce service center will remain closed to walk-ins, however, employers and residents are encouraged to call 770-528-4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for services.
With so many jobs at risk during this crisis, WorkSource Cobb has positioned itself to support employers with new hire and incumbent worker expenses through business service initiatives. In addition, residents seeking new employment opportunities can take advantage of job leads, resource referrals, resume assistance, and funding for training/education. Services are free to all Cobb County residents and employers. “As a workforce agency, we must continue to be flexible and nimble. These are critical times, and our community needs us more than ever,” states Sonya Grant, CEO of WorkSource Cobb, “Many individuals are being furloughed or laid-off, however, there are several companies desperately in need of staff. We are in a unique position to connect our local talent with these opportunities. For those where job skills are not aligned, we can assist them by paying for training to upgrade their skillsets.”
Cobb residents needing employment assistance can go directly to worksourcecobb.org or they can call or email. Customers can receive one-on-one resume editing from certified resume writers, job leads from local businesses, career coaching, information about funding for training, as well as referrals for community resources.
Laid-off individuals are encouraged to apply for more intensive services which include education and training to increase employability skills. Training programs are provided by local educational institutions and paid for by WorkSource Cobb. Those interested can go directly to worksourcecobb.org/training-assistance.
WorkSource Cobb is one of nineteen workforce agencies across the state through the WorkSource Georgia system. Their program is offered to Cobb residents through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Services are free to customers.
About WorkSource Cobb/CobbWorks, Inc.
CobbWorks, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors with oversight from the Cobb Workforce Development Board. Established in 2000, the organization provides WorkSource Cobb program services through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to Cobb County residents and businesses. CobbWorks helps to ensure an adequate supply of skilled workers while supporting the recruitment needs of businesses.