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The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management Assistance (GEMA), Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), and Department of Public Health (DPH) are pulling together the resources communities may be seeking during this COVID-19 pandemic. Click on any of the buttons below to access these resources.
 

COVID-19 testing sites are located on the Georgia Department of Public Health Website. You can find the list of sites here.

Georgia Emergency Management Assistance (GEMA) COVID-19 Website

Disclaimer: Goods and Services provided on this listing have not been endorsed by DCA and are meant to serve as a resource only. DCA cannot be held responsible for the failure of contractors to perform their duties. Additional due diligence should be undertaken by those procuring any of these goods or services. Vendor participation on this list is considered voluntary. Further, DCA holds no liability for any services provided on this list and therefore holds no liability if anyone should choose to utilize any of these goods or services. There are no expressed written or verbal guarantees that your goods or services will be utilized.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I protect my household from eviction under the CDC Order?

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM EVICTION UNDER THE CDC ORDER

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued an Order stopping evictions based on nonpayment of rent. This Order is effective on September 4, 2020 and protects tenants from eviction until December 31, 2020 unless it is extended.  This Order protects you if you rent the place where you live.  This includes a house, apartment unit, mobile home, or land in a mobile home park.  It does not protect you if you live in a hotel, motel, or other guest house rented to you as a temporary guest.

TO BE PROTECTED A TENANT MUST COMPLETE AND GIVE TO THEIR LANDLORD THE ATTACHED DECLARATION

  • To be protected from eviction under the CDC’s Order you must sign and date the attached Declaration and give it to your landlord, the owner of the property where you live, or the property manager.  Check your lease if you are unsure who owns the property you rent. Be sure to keep proof that you provided the Declaration to your landlord. Keep a copy of the Declaration for yourself.
  • Every adult listed on the lease, must sign and complete a Declaration and provide it to a landlord.  If you do not have a written lease, every adult living in the household should sign and complete a Declaration and give it to the landlord.
  • You are still required to follow all the other terms of your lease and rules of the place where you live. The CDC’s Order only protects tenants from eviction because of the nonpayment of rent.  A tenant is not protected from eviction for a lease violation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE DECLARATION

It is important that you read the Declaration and understand it. By signing the Declaration, you are swearing that every statement in it is true. If you make any false or misleading statements or omissions, you can be prosecuted, go to jail, or required to pay a fine.

  1. In the Declaration, you (the person signing) will state that “I have used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing.” This means that you have tried to get help to pay your rent by contacting and filing applications with agencies that provide money to help pay rent using State or Federal money.  Keep a record of the organizations you contact, the date, and what they said.  Keep a copy for your records.
  2. In the Declaration you (the person signing) will state that one of the following is true:
    1. You expect to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return),
    2. You were not required to report any income in 2019 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, OR
    3. You received an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) pursuant to Section 2201 of the CARES Act.
  3. In the Declaration you (the person signing) will state that you are unable to pay the full amount of your rent because your household has less income because one of the following is true:
    1. A source of income stopped – someone in the household lost their job, their hours at work were cut significantly, or their benefits, such as unemployment payments, stopped.
    2. Someone in the household is working but are earning less than they once did, OR
    3.  You have had to pay medical bills that are likely to exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for the year.

If any of the above is true, you can sign the Declaration that states you are “unable to pay the full rent or make a full housing payment due to substantial loss of household income, loss of compensable hours of work or wages, a lay-off, or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses.”

  1. By signing the Declaration you are stating that the following are true:
    1. You are doing your best to make timely partial rent payments, and
    2. You have no other housing options and, if evicted, you would likely become homeless, need to move into a homeless shelter, or need to move in with another household that would then be crowded.

If you have any questions, contact an attorney. The Georgia Legal Service Program provides free legal assistance to eligible persons with income up to 200% of the federal poverty level and limited assets. We serve US Citizens and persons with certain legal immigration statuses. We provide free interpretation. Apply for legal assistance at www.glsp.org or call at 833-GLSP-LAW. If you live in Fulton, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, or Gwinnet, you should contact the Atlanta Legal Aid Society at 404-524-5811.

TENANT CHECKLIST

  • Complete the attached Declaration with the date, your landlord’s contact information, and your contact information.  The Declaration must be signed by each adult on the lease.  Keep a copy for your records.
  • Send the Tenant’s Declaration to your landlord by regular mail, certified mail with return receipt requested, and by email.  Keep a copy of any response from your landlord.
  • Continue to pay as much rent as you can when it is due.  Keep a copy of your receipt. If your landlord refuses to accept a partial payment, make a record of your attempt to pay and your landlord’s response.
  • Be prepared to pay all past due rent and fees when the eviction moratorium expires, or you may be evicted.
  • If you are served with an eviction notice contact an attorney. If you are eligible you may be able to receive free legal assistance from Atlanta Legal Aid (404-524-5811) if you live in the 5 county metro Atlanta area or Georgia Legal Services (1-833-GLSPLAW) if you live outside of metro-Atlanta.  Go to https://www.georgialegalaid.org/resource/covid-19-resource-list for additional information.

What are the local Job Fairs and Hiring Events for Job Seekers right now?

The following information was sent to DCA on September 15, 2020.  Courtesy of Cobb Works.

Job Fairs and Hiring Events for Job Seekers (In-Person Events)

[NOTE: Given the ever-evolving situation with COVID-19, job seekers are advised to contact the host prior to the event to confirm event plans.]

Goodwill of North Georgia hosts hiring events and job fairs in partnership with employers at its Career Centers each month.  Following is a look at upcoming in-person opportunities to engage with employers.  For a complete list of Goodwill events for job seekers, click here for access to event calendars for each Career Center.  

TeamWRX Hiring Fair – Monday, September 14th, Thursday, September 17th, Monday, September 21st, Thursday, September 24th, and Monday, September 28th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Old National Career Center (6175 Old National Highway, Suite 120, Atlanta, GA).  Contact Brenda Marshall at 678-554-0412 or bmarshall@ging.org for more information.

Terrific Tuesdays Job Fair –  Tuesday, September 15th, Tuesday, September 22nd, and Tuesday, September 29th, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Oakwood Career Center (3715 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood, GA).  Contact Johnny Varner at jvarner@ging.org or 770-538-4209 for more information.

Multi-Employer Job Fair – Wednesday, September 16th, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at the Cartersville Career Center (929 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, GA).  Contact Beatriz Gonzalez at bgonzalez@ging.org or 770-276-7036 for more information.

Horizon Staffing Job Fair – Wednesday, September 16th, Wednesday, September 23rd, and Wednesday, September 30th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Old National Career Center (6175 Old National Highway, Suite 120, Atlanta, GA).  Contact Brenda Marshall at 678-554-0412 or bmarshall@ging.org for more information.

Georgia Department of Corrections Hiring Event – Wednesday, September 16th, Wednesday, September 23rd, and Wednesday, September 30th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Stockbridge Career Center (7291 Davidson Parkway North, Stockbridge, GA).  Contact Temeka Minor at tminor@ging.org for more information.

Randstad Hiring Event – Thursday, September 17th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Cartersville Career Center (929 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, GA).  Contact Beatriz Gonzalez at bgonzalez@ging.org or 770-276-7036 for more information.

Georgia Square Mall Job Fair – Wednesday, September 30th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, via the Athens Career Center, at Georgia Square Mall (3700 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA).

DiversityHiringExpos.com is hosting its 97th Greater Atlanta Professional, Veteran, Collegiate Career Fair on Thursday, September 17th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Cobb Galleria Centre (2 Galleria Parkway, SE, Atlanta, GA).  Diversity Hiring Expos.com specializes in diversity, Veteran, bilingual and multicultural career fairs.  Participating employers include Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, government agencies, education and nonprofit groups.  Click here for more information.  Click here to register.

Choice Career Fairs is hosting its Atlanta Career Fair, Thursday, October 8th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody (4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA).  Click here to learn more and register.

Virtual Events

Coast to Coast Career Fairs is holding its next Atlanta Virtual Career Fair on Monday, September 14th to Wednesday, September 16th, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Job seekers can connect with hiring managers virtually, browse through dozens of employer virtual booths, apply to jobs, and live text or video chat with employers when they are at their booth.  Click here for more information and to register.

Amazon is hosting its virtual event, Amazon Career Day, on Wednesday, September 16th, starting at 12:00 PM.  This live, interactive experience is for all job seekers, regardless of your level of experience, professional field, or background – and whether you’re interested in working at Amazon or elsewhere.  Throughout this one-day event, job seekers will have the opportunity to livestream fireside chats and listen to panel discussions with recruiting experts and industry leaders giving advice on how to help you land your next job.  Click here to learn more and register.

Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting several Virtual Job Fairs for job seekers in locations throughout north Georgia.  Job seekers should go to www.careerconnector.org to learn more and register.

Smyrna Virtual Job Fair – Thursday, September 17th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Old National Virtual Job Fair – Thursday, September 24th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The National Collegiate Sales Competition is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on Friday, September 18th, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Students from universities around the world interested in a career in sales are invited to join the event to meet with employers recruiting future sales leaders.  Click here to learn more and register.

National Career Fairs is hosting its Atlanta Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, September 22nd, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  National Career Fairs has held over 10,000 career fairs nationwide for nearly 20 years.  As with its in-person fairs, job seekers will have the opportunity to interview with top employers making hiring decisions at the virtual fair.  Click here to learn more and register.

Equal Opportunity Publications is hosting its Careers & the Disabled Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, September 23rd, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  People with disabilities (including veterans), ranging from current college students and recent college graduates to professionals with backgrounds in all career disciplines are invited to participate.  Click here to learn more and register.

WorldatWork is hosting its Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, September 24th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Candidates seeking full-time and part-time positions, internships, and co-ops are invited to participate.  Click here to register.

My Employment Options is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on Monday, September 28th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  This nationwide recruiting event is for job seekers with disabilities and other challenges seeking work-at-home, telecommuting, and on-site full-and-part-time job and internship opportunities.  Click here to learn more and register.

Recruit Military is hosting its Atlanta Virtual Career Fair for Veterans on Thursday, October 1st, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Veterans who have served in the U.S. military and their spouses are invited to join this event.  Click here to learn more and register.

BestHire Career Fairs is hosting its Atlanta Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, October 8th, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Job seekers will have the opportunity to interview with hiring employers from a variety of industries.  Click here to learn more and register.

Job Fair Pro is hosting its Atlanta Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, October 8th, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Job seekers will have the opportunity to visit with employers at virtual booths to see what they are offering and ask plenty of questions.  On-the-spot hiring is possible.  Click here to learn more and register.

Champions of Diversity is hosting its next Atlanta CareerTown.net Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, October 8th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  ChampionsOfDiversity.org, I Heart Radio and Choice Career Fairs have partnered to present a college & professional career fair that allows recruiters and job seekers to connect and communicate in real-time and then setup meetings face-to-face at the live on-site career fair event.  Click here to learn more and register.

Hire Heroes USA is hosting its Veterans Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, October 22nd, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Active-duty Military, Veterans, and Military dependents seeking full-time, intern, and co-op positions are invited to attend.  Click here to learn more and register.

Equal Opportunity Publications is hosting its STEM Diversity Virtual Career Expo on Friday, October 23rd, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Current college students, recent college graduates, entry-level job seekers and experienced professionals who have backgrounds and career interests in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are invited to participate. Job candidates represent all members of minority groups and diverse cultures, including people with disabilities, women and veterans.  Click here to learn more and register.

WorkSource Northwest Georgia is hosting its first iWORKS Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, October 22nd, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  The fair will connect job seekers with employers with positions in the advanced manufacturing and transportation/distribution and logistics fields.  Click here to register.

University Network is hosting a Virtual Career & Internship Fair on Thursday, October 29th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Students and alumni from 14 top universities – including the University of Georgia – representing all majors and degrees and seeking full-time, intern, co-op, summer, and part-time job opportunities are invited to attend.  Click here to learn more and register.

MilitaryX is hosting its virtual Atlanta Veterans Career Fair on Monday, November 2nd from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The event is designed for those who are on active duty, in the National Guard, the Reserves, and their spouses to connect with employers.  Click here for more information and to register.

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. is hosting its Disability Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, November 10th, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Candidates seeking full-time, intern, and co-op jobs are invited to attend.  Click here to learn more and register.

The Georgia Association of Colleges & Employers (GACE) is hosting its Inaugural Virtual Statewide Career Fair on Tuesday, November 10th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Students and alumni from over 40 colleges and universities in Georgia are invited to join this event with employers to explore full-time, intern, co-op, summer, and part-time job opportunities.  Click here to learn more and register.

Where can our agency find testing for a symptomatic client?

Testing sites are located on the Georgia Department of Public Health Website.  You can find the list of sites here:  https://dph.georgia.gov/document/document/covid-19-testingdirect-patient...

Where can our agency find masks?

Click on our COVID-19 Supplies tab located here:  https://www.dca.ga.gov/safe-affordable-housing/homeless-special-needs-housing/covid-19-resources/supplies

Masks will be listed with contact information.

Who are the Specific Employers hiring today?

The following information was sent to DCA on September 15, 2020.  Courtesy of Cobb Works.

Employers Hiring Today (Specific Employers)

NEW POSTING

Golden State Foods, located in Rockdale County, is seeking candidates for several job opportunities with immediate openings.  WorkSource Atlanta Regional and the Georgia Department of Labor are assisting with recruitment efforts to help fill 40+ positions.  Click here to see the available positions that are posted through Employ Georgia with specific Job ID references included.  In addition, select job descriptions can be accessed by clicking on the following: Compounder, Food Production Supervisor, Forklift Operator, Helper Surplus, Maintenance Manager, and Senior Financial Analyst.  Job seekers must register with Employ Georgia to be considered.  Job seekers can send resumes to BSU2jobs@employgeorgia.com and refer to ARC/WorkSource Atlanta Regional in the email.

ONGOING POSTINGS

All Turf is hiring for Lawn Technicians through its operations in Hiram, Loganville, and Suwanee.  Click here to learn more.

Allied Universal is hiring for Security Officers and several other positions in the Atlanta area.  Click here to learn more.

Amazon is hiring for Warehouse Team Members in Newnan and Jefferson.  Click here to learn more.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is partnering with Opportunity Hub (OHUB) to recruit for several positions in Engineering and Technical Training.  The OHUB + AWS Tech Talk Series is an intentional recruiting experience that is inclusive of diverse communities in the tech and non-tech space.  OHUB x AWS Tech Talks will highlight diverse subject matter experts from the AWS World Wide Solutions Architecture and Training and Certification teams. During the hiring experience, job seekers will be able to ask the speakers questions and apply for open roles. This is an opportunity to learn, engage, and connect with AWS in a different way—inclusive of one’s background.  Click here to learn more.

Avery Dennison, a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functioning materials, is hiring Production Operators and for several other positions in its Peachtree City, GA location.  Click here to learn more and enter “Georgia” in the search field.

Barranco Beverage is seeking candidates for the positions of Beverage Machine Installer/Repairer, Lead Beverage Machine Installer/Repairer, and Construction Foreman.  The Beverage Machine Installer/Repairer position requires mechanical skills and the ability to travel 100 percent of the time for work.  EPA is preferred but not required.  Click here for more job details.  The Lead Beverage Machine Installer/Repairer position requires EPA certification, management/leadership experience, and the ability to travel 100 percent of the time for work.  Click here for more job details.  The Construction Foreman position requires 5+ years of Construction Foreman experience, communication skills, and the ability to travel 100 percent of the time for work.  Click here for more job details.

Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) reaches out to metro Atlanta’s veteran community with 25 remote work jobs.  BDI is pleased to announce its veteran-focused recruitment initiative to staff 25 remote Call Center Agents throughout the metro Atlanta area.  Retired veterans with excellent communication skills who are looking for an opportunity to continue in service while earning some extra money working remotely are encouraged to contact BDI.  Eligible candidates who successfully complete BDI’s Customer Service Academy training will be offered a remote customer service representative position in BDI’s medical supply contact center. Interested veterans who want to learn more about this opportunity should send an email to bdivets@bobbydodd.org and include name, phone number, and the best time for a veteran representative from BDI to contact.

CVS Health, in response to the urgent and increased health care needs of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, has immediate job opportunities for more than 750 positions serving in locations throughout the Atlanta area.  Examples of available positions include but are not limited to: Pharmacy Technicians, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Retail Store Associates, Retail Store Managers, and Shift SupervisorsClick here to see the list of positions in the Atlanta area.  Click here for Job seekers can click here to apply online.  Click here for a brochure of what job seekers can expect to see during the online application process.

FedEx is hiring for several positions including but not limited to Full-Time and Part-Time Couriers, Part-Time Handlers, Forklift Operators, and Workflow PlannersClick here to see available positions in Georgia.

First Touch Logistics LLC, an Amazon contractor located in Clayton County, is looking to hire full-time Delivery Associates to deliver packages for Amazon.  The company seeks reliable people ready to work every day for positions that start at $15 per hour.  Associates will have the opportunity to drive around in the company’s new Mercedes Benz delivery vans.  Training will be provided.  Applicants will need to undergo a virtual interview if selected.  Click here for more information.  Interested candidates should email their resumes to firsttouchlogistics@gmail.com.

Inline Plastics, a next generation food packaging company, for several positions at its McDonough, GA facility.  Examples of available positions include but are not limited to Set Up Mechanics and Technicians, Packers, Operators, and ManagersClick here and select Georgia as the state filter to learn more.

Kroger is seeking candidates for more than 750 positions at locations throughout Georgia.  Examples of positions include but are not limited to: Retail Clerk, Pharmacy Technician, and Grocery ClerkClick here to learn more.

Lowes is seeking candidates for more than 150 positions in the Atlanta area.  Examples of positions include but are not limited to: Sales Associates, Head Cashiers, Merchandising Service Associates, Seasonal Cashiers, Seasonal Retail Associates, Seasonal Receiver/Stockers, and SupervisorsClick here and enter Atlanta, GA in the search filter to learn more.

Novo Health Services, a leader in providing sterile linen to hospitals and medical centers, is hiring for a variety of other positions in the Atlanta area.  Examples of available positions include but are not limited to: Drivers, Production Associates, and Soil SortersClick here and select Atlanta, GA as the company location search filter to learn more.  Contact Howard Arden at harden@novohealthservices.com for more information.

NPSG Global, a company based in Kennesaw, GA that specializes in providing e-fulfillment warehouse implementation services for companies like Amazon, is seeking candidates for the positions of Health & Safety Manager and HR Systems & Operations AdministratorClick here to learn more about the positions available.

Rogers, one of the nation’s leading facility service providers, is seeking candidates for several positions in the Atlanta area.  Examples of available positions include but are not limited to Service Electricians, Lighting Technicians, Electrical Apprentices, and Construction ElectriciansClick here and select the five Georgia locations to learn more.

Russell Landscape is seeking Landscape Professionals to serve in its Atlanta, Buford, Doraville, Mableton, and Sugar Hill locations.  Click here for more information.

Sanders Industries Inc. is hiring Customer Service Representatives, with starting pay at $15.00 per hour, for its call center (1500 Centre Parkway, East Point, GA).  Click here for a job description.  For more information, contact James Flynn of Sanders Industries at jamesflynn@yahoo.com or 717-799-2706.

Southern Company is seeking candidates to serve as Construction Inspectors and in several positions in the Atlanta area.  Click here to view available positions. 

The Home Depot is seeking candidates for more than 650 positions in the Atlanta area.  Examples of available positions include Analysts, Product Managers, Cybersecurity Professionals, and ManagersClick here and enter Atlanta, GA in the search filter to learn more.

Tommy Nobis Center is hiring 100 Virtual Contact Agents, with a pay of $10.00 per hour, for seasonal and immediate employment through November.  The primary shift is Monday through Thursday, 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM and Sunday, 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Other shifts available.  Candidates must have their own computer and access to reliable high-speed internet.  Click here for a flyer.  Apply at https://nobisworks.atsondemand.com.

Tommy Nobis Center is hiring for workers to fill both temporary and permanent full and part-time positions in Warehouse, Production and AssemblyKitting, Packing and Labeling.  All workers must be able to pass a background check.  Immediate employment is available.  Contact Pamela Silva at 770- 427-9000 or Pamela.Silva@TommyNobisCenter.org.  Or apply at https://nobisworks.atsondemand.com.

UPS is seeking candidates for several positions in the Atlanta area.  Examples of available positions include but are not limited to: Package Handlers, Package Delivery Drivers, Supervisors, and Warehouse Associates.  Click here and enter Atlanta, Georgia in the search filter to learn more.

Walmart is seeking candidates for several positions in the Atlanta area.  Examples of available positions include but are not limited to: Cashiers, Cart Attendants / Janitorial Associates, and Sales Associates. Click here and enter Atlanta, GA in the search filter to learn more.

How can I get better connectivity where I live? Especially for my kids since they are going to school online.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is working with a non-profit partner that has the ability to provide connectivity in rural communities and solve what they deem as the “homework gap”.  Here is where you can make a request - https://www.itdrc.org/projectconnect.

How do those homeless apply for the $1,200 from the IRS?