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Monroe Office of State Dept. of Labor Closing

Monroe employees, along with some from Alberton, will likely be relocated to the Athens, Ga. career center or the Covington office.

The Georgia Department of Labor is closing some of its offices to save money, and employees from Elberton and perhaps Monroe will be moving to the Athens Career Center, the department announced Thursday.

According to news releases, employees in Monroe will move either to Athens or Covington and nine employees working in Elberton will shift to Athens, effective July 1.

The labor department's increased online presence and its ability to offer services such as unemployment insurance claims electronically will lessen the impact of the office closures, the announcements said.

The deparment also offers monthly online chats which have been posted to Patch, on topics including , and .

In addition to Elberton and Monroe, the labor department plans not to renew office leases in Blairsville, Camilla, Eastman, Kings Bay, and Northwest Georgia in Ft. Oglethorpe.

David Binder April 12, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Well that seems somewhat ironic. I guess the staff will be sitting at the other side on the job desk now.

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