The Fulton County’s Department of Human Services Office of Workforce Development is ready to help the county’s unemployed and employed citizens succeed as they compete for jobs in metro Atlanta. The County is offering free training and testing for participants under Georgia’s Work Ready program, which is designed to upgrade the work skills of job seekers to allow them to meet the expectations of today’s employers. For more information about Georgia Work Ready and Work Keys Assessments, contact JoAnn Barber at 770-306-5202 or email

Career Ministries in the Atlanta area:

Alpharetta Presbyterian Church Career Transition Program. If your organization is seeking candidates to recruit, please contact Elder Bill Harris at  For more information, or how to be involved with this ministry, please contact Bill Harris.

Lutheran Services of Georgia “Job Orientation” every Thursday from 12 to 4 p.m. 3701 College Avenue, Clarkston 30021

The Job Bank at Big Miller Grove Baptist church.

Life After the Pink Slip,Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Parish Cafeteria, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 25 Boulevard, Atlanta 30312. This ministry offers support, education and networking opportunities for those who have lost their jobs.

God's Employment Network Finding God in the job seeking journey as well as assistance in finding networking opportunities, refining your resume, interviewing tips and elevator speeches! Starting April 12, 2010,Every Monday night, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 9190 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, 30134, 770-942-0710 ext 20 or contact Lynn Coulter

Holy Spirit Career Ministry meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM in McDonough Hall at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4465 Northside Drive, an ecumenical ministry, with outstanding networking, resume help, and opportunities to meet employers who offer jobs. For information and directions to meetings, please visit CareerMinistry or contact Caroline McCoy-Hansen 770 794-6651.

The goal of the Simpsonwood UMC Career Ministry is to assist area job seekers with practical, emotional, and spiritual support. If you are unemployed, under-employed, looking for a different job, or just want to be ready to find a new job, please join us. We plan to share job search advice, search strategies, job leads, and networking contacts. The meeting represents an opportunity to build relationships and tap into the “hidden job market”. SUMC is a member of the Crossroad Career Network and will provide those attending the meeting with membership codes (a $40 value) to access the wealth of career tools and resources available online through the Crossroads organization. Everyone is welcome; there is no charge to attend. For information contact or 4500 Jones Bridge Cir NW, Norcross, GA 30092

The Mustard Seed Career Networking Group of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church and HIE School meets weekly on Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m. - a safe and supportive environment for open discussion and networking. All are welcome. Feel free to come earlier for Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel. Coffee will be provided. info at

First Baptist Church of Woodstock jobs Ministry Assistance is accessed through a website JOBS The Rev. Bill Plymale of the pastoral staff oversees this ministry

Peachtree Corners Christian Church invites you to Prayer Power for Job Seekers every Wednesday at noon. Share your situation, pray with us, and enjoy a free lunch (yes . . .there is such a thing as free lunch!) Every Wednesday at Noon, 6060 Spalding Dr., Norcross 30092 PeachtreeCornersCC 770-447-5475 or 678-429-5874 Prayer is powerful . . . God listens . . . You are not alone.

Career Networking at Clairmont Presbyterian Church, 1994 Clairmont Road, Decatur 30033 on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more info, contact Shelby by email  or call (404) 634-3355

JobSeekers Support Ministry Meetings are held in the Garden Room on the lower level of St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 30062. Meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. JobSeekers has a LinkedIN group. Questions and comments can be directed to Gene Caudle, 770-354-1530 –

Peachtree Presbyterian Church holds meetings the 4th Thursday every month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The agenda varies each month to provide new resources, insights and tools. All sessions are free, with registration and resume review beginning at 6:30. Information

Each week Margaret Turney-Ayer offers job search assistance and group support at Roswell Presbyterian Church INFO. 6:30 pm on Wednesdays.

Ben Hill United Methodist ChurchCome join us EVERY TUESDAY at 7:00 pm for THOSE IN-BETWEEN JOBS (TIBS). This is a Ministry that provides support and guidance for those in the job market. Our workshop topics will include: resume writing, interviewing, networking, using the Internet, and what employers are seeking. We will have job leads and HR professionals available to help get your concerns and questions answered. ALL ARE WELCOME! BRING A FRIEND

JobSeekers of Peachtree City A nondenominational ministry for unemployed professionals offers fellowship, support and practical assistance. Meets every Friday morning at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City from 7:30 to 10:00 am. Meetings are not held on the Friday closest to New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. First Baptist Church is located at 208 Willow Bend Road in Peachtree City. All are welcome; the topics are targeted for professionals, managers and executives. Attire is business casual. Contact

Job search got you down? Attend the next free Audacity of Hope job search and economic survival workshop. Wednesday, April 8, 12-2p.m., Atlanta. Sponsored by and at office of Wholistic Stress Control Institute, 2545 Benjamin E. Mays Dr., Atlanta, 30311 (upstairs in Hoosier AME Church; Cascade Heights area) For more info contact Rich at or 404-573-1199.

Career Quest at St. Ann’s Catholic Church , since 1986, staffed by heads of local businesses, division heads of major corporations, and other self starters. Self-help workshops are designed to provide job seekers with the basic tools to locate jobs and have an edge when applying for jobs. Time is also available for networking and one on one resume reviews are available every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Directions and detailed descriptions of the workshops are available at CareerQuest. Casual dress and no charge. St. Ann’s is located on 4905 Roswell Road/ 120, (at the intersection of Bishop Lake and Roswell Rd./Rt.120) Marietta Ga. 30062. EVERYONE is welcome. Call 770-552-6400 ext. 6104 for more information.

Newnan First UMC Job Networking Ministry meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Parish Hall of Newnan First United Methodist Church. The church is located at 33 Greenville Street in Newnan. You may reach them by telephone at 770-253-7400 or by going on-line at NewnanFUMC then selecting "Job Network" under "Resources" on the left side of the home page.

Roswell United Methodist Church Career Ministries. Visit RUMC for meeting times, workshops, and contact information.

Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta Career Ministry. Visit Transfiguration for information on workshops, time and location, and contacts.

Looking for work? Meet up with people in the same situation, to network, pray and support each other. The group meets at Intown Community Church in Room 229 on Tuesdays at 8:30-10:00 am. For further information contact Paul Taylor at (404) 405-5212 or by email at  Looking for Work, Intown Community Church at 2059 Lavista Road near Toco Hills.