Department of Labor to help residents seeking UGA employment

Department of Labor to help residents seeking UGA employment

Athens, Ga. – Starting Nov. 19, Athens-area residents requiring computer assistance to apply for jobs at the University of Georgia should visit the new Georgia Department of Labor office.

The new GDOL office, located at 150 Evelyn C. Neely Drive (where it intersects North Avenue), will meet residents’ needs formerly handled by UGA Human Resources, which is donating its publicly accessible computers to other departments on campus.

The new partnership between the university and GDOL serves job seekers in several ways.

Workers in the GDOL office have been trained using the university’s online application program, iPAWS (Integrated Position, Applicant and Workforce Systems). Applicants also can receive individualized career counseling and apply for jobs with other employers at the GDOL office.

This partnership is a key step in creating an integrated and customer-focused approach toward employment opportunities in the community, according to Tom Gausvik, associate vice president for human resources at UGA.

“A number of people have been involved in making this happen, and I believe it will greatly enhance the customer service applicants will receive, through our combined efforts,” Gausvik said. “This new partnership between UGA and GDOL brings the ‘one-stop center,’ customer-focused idea to a reality, and everyone will benefit.”

All applicants for UGA jobs (except faculty) must use the iPAWS system, accessible from http://www.hr.uga.edu/, to apply for positions. This can be accomplished on any computer with Internet access.

Phyllis Winfrey, manager of GDOL’s Athens office, said she is eagerly anticipating assisting applicants for University of Georgia position vacancies.

“We look forward to using all our resources to create a positive experience for all job applicants,” she said. “In addition, we have plenty of free parking and are on the Athens Transit North Avenue bus route.”