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      OL hosts online chat for vets

      State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host an online chat about "Services for Veterans" Wednesday, Oct. 26. The chat will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the GDOL website

      "This live chat will help veterans and the employers that hire them learn more about the many programs and services available to them from the Georgia Department of Labor," said Butler.

      The 90-minute, question-and-answer chat is called "Ask T.E.D." (Type, Explore, Discover). Information will be provided to veterans on career and employment counseling, referral to training and supportive services, and qualifications for special programs, as well as veterans' benefits, rights and job preferences. Information will also be available to employers on taxcredits and business incentives to hire veterans.

      Employers, job seekers, and workforce professionals are encouraged to participate in the chat. Questions may be submitted in advance on Facebook at and Twitter at @GeorgiaDOL and those questions will be answered during the chat. To sign up for a reminder, or sign into the chat on the day of the event, go to the Spotlight or Quick Links sections on the GDOL website at

      Also, join GeorgiaDOL on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information about employment, career expos, economic development resources, and employer and job seeker tools.

      Previous chats can also be replayed from the Spotlight section of the department's website by clicking on the "Chat with an Expert: Replay" link. The topics previously covered include "Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities," "Workforce Development," "Making the Most of GDOL's Online Services," "GDOL Services for Businesses," "Job Searching in a Tight Economy," "Options for Your Next Career," and "Resumes."