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Gainful employment is a core tenet of empowerment. ULGATL works with employers, trainers and other community partners to empower metro Atlantans to excel in their chosen job, career or business.

Step Up to Work – An Initiative to Get Metro Atlantans Back to Work

Step UP to Work connects Metro Atlanta employers that have open positions with qualified work ready job seekers. Step UP helps you secure employment with your current skills on a fast track!

At the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, we understand that securing work is a top priority to stabilize a household and our community. So in addition to our Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. hours of operation, we have extended our employment service hours on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the help of our Urban League core of volunteers.

Job Seekers – Step Up to Work Orientation – Walk-Ins Welcome!

The first step is to register for a Step Up to Work Orientation conducted once a month at 10 am. You will:

  • Learn About Urban League Programs and Services
  • Enroll in the Step Up to Work Program
  • Assess Your Job Readiness Skills & TABE Test
  • Sign Up for Step Up to Work Job Ready Sessions
    • Resume Development/Upgrade
    • On-Line Job Search/Applications
    • Interviewing Skills & Mock Interviews
    • Dressing for Success
    • Job Sustainability & Advancement
    • Financial Literacy/Healthy Lifestyles
  • Register for our Talent Bank (after completion of work ready assessment and/or sessions)
  • Learn about the Georgia Work Ready Certification
  • Register for Education/Job Skills Training
    • Microsoft Certificaton in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
    • GED Prep/Academic Upgrade
    • Other Job Skills/Education Programs


Energetic and supportive staff and volunteers are on hand to support you every step of the way!

Many of our clients benefit from one-on-one counseling and assessment, personalized employability plans as well as free and/or low-cost group workshops. The program also sponsors periodic on-site Career Opportunity Forums that spotlight employment and career opportunities in a variety of industries with employers located throughout the metro area. Candidates that successfully complete the League’s Job Ready Program requirements have the greatest opportunity to secure employment.

Whether you are an experienced displaced professional, laid off worker, returning to the workforce, looking to upgrade your job skills or a person with special challenges to employment including homelessness, a criminal history, limited work history or without a high school diploma, the Urban League has an empowering pathway for you that will take you from where you are to where you want to go! We believe in your potential and want to support you to achieve your highest human potential!!

Employers & Jobs Wanted! – Access Talent Through the Urban League Job and Talent Banks!

Joining the ULGA Talent Bank will give you access to all of our Employer Network positions and our matching process beyond the sampling of jobs that are available for public search. To join the Talent Bank, you would need to become a client of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta by attending an Orientation session.

The Urban League is eager to build relationships with metro area employers who are seeking hard working, talented and professional staff. Through our Job and Talent Banks, you may register all open positions and have access to our pre-screened and work ready clients. Together we will get Metro Atlanta workers back on the job!

For more information on Step Up to Work or to register as a Step Up to Work Employer, please contact Rashid Brown at rbrown@ulgatl.org or call him at 404-659-5367.

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