Officials of the Georgia Department of Labor briefed a small delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina for four days last week on various labor issues including placement services for the country’s thousands of demobilized soldiers.

      The visit was arranged by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau for International Labor Affairs and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.

      The U.S. labor department has a World Bank-funded contract to assist organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina wishing to provide employment counseling, training and placement services.

      The briefings also reviewed Georgia practices for job development, job applicant referrals, case management, fiscal accountability and performance measurements.

      According to the U.S. Labor Department,  among he weakest aspects of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s employment system are counseling, and services and facilities for disabled clients.  The dissemination of labor market information, client orientation and job development also are considered weak aspects of its current system.

     For more information, call the Georgia DOL’s office of communications at (404) 656-3032.