Workforce Development Resources

Job Boards (no cost for restaurants)

Albany Technical College
Albany Technical College’s Free Employer Services allows you to create your company's profile, post jobs, search student resumes and plan recruitment events.

Art Institute of Atlanta, The
The mentorship & career readiness department welcomes employers to advertise part-time, full-time or internship opportunities to our community. Click HERE to post.

Atlanta Technical College
Employers can register HERE to list job openings.

Augusta Technical College
To register for a free employer account to post job opportunities with your organization, visit our Online Job Board.

Central Georgia Technical College
Employers can register HERE to list job openings.

Chattahoochee Technical College
To register with Employer Services, click HERE.

College of Coastal Georgia
Employers may post jobs and internships on the Coastal Career Link HERE.

Columbus Technical College
Employers may post job openings HERE.

Georgia State University (GSU)
The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality has an online Job Board that our students check daily for new job and internship opportunities. Please visit and feel free to submit any current job openings! To join and increase the reach of your job descriptions to a wider student audience, use the following link to register with GSU Handshake.

Gwinnett Technical College
You can register with the Gwinnett Tech CareerLink and post jobs and internships FREE of charge at Gwinnett Tech. This job posting portal is featured on the front page of the Career Services webpage; both students and alumni will be directed to this page when searching for jobs.

Kennesaw State University
Employers can register HERE to list job openings.

North Georgia Technical College
Employers may fill out a Job Posting Information Form and send to Katherine Johnson directly.

Ogeechee Technical College

Employers may contact Cindy Phillips by email or at (912) 871-1620 to provide job openings.

Savannah Technical College
Use Savannah Technical College’s Office of Career Services to help in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of well-qualified employees. Access STC Career Connections where you can post jobs for our students and alumni as well as review and access resumes of potential applicants.

South Georgia Technical College
Job listings are accepted by email, telephone, and mail (229-931-2057 or 800-928-0283), or by fax 229-931-4251. Job notices also may be emailed to Cynthia Carter.

Southern Crescent Technical College
Employers can register HERE to list job openings.


Hiring Teenagers

U.S. Department of Labor - Wage & Hour Division


Second Chance Hiring Practices

What Employers Need to Know: 5 Essential Elements for Fair Hiring (Legal Action Center)

The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring (U.S. Dept of Justice - National Institute of Corrections)

Federal Bonding Fact Sheet (Georgia Department of Labor) 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit for hiring new employees (IRS)

What to Know About Second Chance Hiring and Why It Could Help Solve Your Labor Problems (US Chamber)


Hiring Refugees

Why Hire Refugees? (Coalition of Refugee Service Agencies)

Amplio

We specialize in temporary and permanent (direct hire) staffing solutions for companies in the warehouse, hospitality, construction and manufacturing industries. Our talented employees come to you already e-verified, background checked, and drug tested.


Culinary Education Programs

Helms College 

Interested in a culinary career? Helms College is a private, independent postsecondary career school sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. and licensed by the Georgia Non-Public Post-Secondary Education Commission. Earn your diploma or Associate Degree while discovering your strengths and building your skill set through extensive integrative and experiential learning opportunities. The Helms College curriculum includes hands-on training at Edgar’s Hospitality Group restaurants, conference centers and private club. For more information, visit www.Helms.edu.

Georgia Hospitality Apprenticeship Program (G-HAP)

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has partnered with the American Hotel and Lodging Association and the U.S. Department of Labor to establish national standards for a registered hospitality apprenticeship program. Georgia is one of 25 states able to adopt the national standards to launch the apprenticeship in our state. 

High School graduates and GED recipients now have the option of a debt free career path in the hospitality industry earning an average of $50,000 per year. The Georgia Hospitality Apprenticeship Program (G-HAP) is a registered apprenticeship serving the food service and hospitality industries. G-HAP offers the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized management credential and get paid to do it.

Georgia Restaurant Association Foundation (GRAF)

The GRAF is your gateway to this competency-based apprenticeship program in Georgia. Apprentices will receive incremental wage increases for on the job and independent learning. The competencies required align with the ProStart curriculum. ProStart graduates receive preferential placement, and credit for their ProStart education. 

ProStart 

By bringing together the industry and the classroom, the ProStart culinary program gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime. With national and local support from industry members, educators, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and state restaurant association partners, ProStart reaches nearly 140,000 students in more than 1,800 high schools across 50 states, the Territory of Guam and at Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe and the Pacific.

Kennesaw State University Culinary Program

Kennesaw State University (KSU) offers a culinary program to students interested in the culinary arts. KSU’s unique program is based on 4 hours of classroom per week, coupled with 15 hours in that same week working in an established restaurant or catering facility. Each student completes (4) 7-week apprenticeships to successfully complete the course. Classroom study is immediately put to practice so that the knowledge and skill base stays with the student throughout the program.

United Youth of America

United Youth of America is a non-profit organization servicing the needs of underprivileged young adults, ages 18 to 24. This organization works with several counties throughout Georgia to place students in paid apprenticeship programs. The county agrees to cover a certain amount of the wages and labor taxes during a 6 month period.

Westside Works Culinary Academy

Only residents of zip codes 30314 and 30318 are eligible. Westside Works Culinary Academy (WWCA), in partnership with Levy Restaurants, is a 6 week academy that introduces students to kitchen safety and sanitation protocols, international cuisine, Baking and Pastry, restaurant simulations, and a opportunity to obtain a Food managers Servsafe certification. Students are further guided toward a promising career through employment with Levy Restaurants, as well as dining establishments throughout Metro Atlanta.