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Department of Labor career center temporarily relocating to DeKalb Workforce Development

3/3/2017, 6 a.m.

Unemployed workers and others seeking services at the Georgia Department of Labor’s North Metro Atlanta Career Center will have to visit its new temporary location at DeKalb Workforce Development in Decatur starting March 20.

A second GDOL office in the county, the DeKalb Career Center that had been on Covington Highway in Decatur for more than 20 years, was permanently closed in early 2015.

The department is relocating the North Metro center now in the Toco Hills Shopping Center at 2943 N. Druid Hills Road to temporary quarters with DeKalb Workforce Development. The career center will be in Building No. 4 at 774 Jordan Lane, effective March 20. It will be open to serve the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The relocation will begin at the close of business on March 16. On March 17, while the office equipment and staff are being moved to the new location, customers who may need employment-related services or assistance with unemployment insurance benefits can visit dol.georgia.gov.

Customers also may visit other GDOL career centers, including South Metro, 2636-14 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta; Gwinnett, 2211 Beaver Ruin Road, Suite 160, in Norcross; and Clayton, 1630 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 200, in College Park.

The North Metro center has been in space leased from EDENS LLC. The owner is not renewing the lease because the shopping center is being redeveloped and will not include government offices.

The career center will move into a permanent location once a site has been selected. The public will be notified when that occurs, the department says.

The DeKalb Career Center at 3879 Covington Highway in the Pendley Hills Shopping Center, which served thousands of people a year, closed after a motorist crashed a vehicle into the side of the building on Feb. 28, 2015. A GDOL spokesman said the decision not to reopen the center would save the department about $400,000 a year.

For more information, visit dol.georgia.gov.