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What We Heard at the Budget Hearing for Atlanta’s New Department of Labor

Several council members expressed excitement for what the office could potentially do for underemployed residents.

Odie Donald II, chief of staff for Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, discusses the city’s new department of labor during its first City Council budget briefing on Wednesday, June 11, 2023. (Stephen Dennis/Atlanta City Council)

Workforce development leaders from the office of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens are making final preparations to open the first city-run Department of Labor and Employment Services in July.

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