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Economic Development Resources

Work Opportunity Tax Credits

Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) are federal tax credits awarded to Georgia companies that hire individuals who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) coordinates the WOTC program which provides employers financial incentives when hiring workers from targeted groups of job seekers by reducing an employer’s federal income tax liability. The tax credit ranges from $1,200 to $9,600 per qualified employee, depending on the target group.

More information on tax credits, click here.

Advance Notice of Closings and Layoffs

Per the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), employers are required to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs.

In coordination with the Department of Labor, WorkSource Atlanta provides Rapid Response Services, which are early intervention services designed to respond to a pending layoff of more than 50 employees before layoffs, including comprehensive retraining and reemployment services for employees.

Click here for the Guide to advanced notice of closings and layoffs policies. To submit a layoff/closing notice, click here.