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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

January 8, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you lose your job, the Labor Department in Georgia will help get you back to work quicker than those in most states.

On average, Georgia's Labor Department helped laid off workers get new jobs in less than 12 weeks. That's one of the shortest periods in the nation and four weeks faster than the national average. Labor officials say it's not always the best qualified candidate who gets the job, but the job searcher who is most aggressive.

"Jobs don't always go to the best qualified applicant, they go to the person who's the best qualified in their job seeking techniques so that's why it's good for you to take advantage of everything that we have to offer," said Lynne Jones, Employment Marketing Rep.

Department of Labor career centers offer a variety of resources including a library and workshops on resume writing, job readiness, and being money smart.

They have extended their office hours to accommodate the higher unemployment numbers.

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