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Welcome to the Atlanta Regional Office of the Employment and Training Administration

Welcome to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Region 3 website! We hope that it will prove valuable to you in your search for information and assistance.

From major program initiatives to promising practices to one-stop service locations, we have collected or linked to a wealth of timely and helpful information. You can learn about the Regional Office, its functions and its staff. You can find notices about upcoming meetings and conferences, legislative updates, and news about ETA's major initiatives and priorities.

We hope that you will visit this site often, and that this will become a regular stop in your visits to workforce development sites on the web. Again, on behalf of the entire Regional Office staff, welcome and enjoy!

Les Range

Les Range - Regional Administrator - Region 3 - Atlanta

Les is the new Regional Administrator for the United States Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration Region 3 – Atlanta. He started his Federal career on October 21, 2013.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Les leads a staff of 40 employees who provide leadership to national, state and local leaders to develop workforce solutions which meet the needs of employers, workers, and communities; including working with communities to identify and develop the potential of every citizen to become a skilled worker and engage in the growth of their regional economy. He oversees almost $4 billion in federal grant resources to state and local grantees in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Prior to joining the Atlanta in 2013, Les served in various capacities with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security for 9 years. He served as the Unemployment Insurance Director, Deputy Executive Director and Executive Director for the agency.

Les is an experienced executive and manager. In addition to having been a business owner, he has worked for colleges, universities, and regional and local economic and community development organizations.

Other past experiences include: Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Health and Education Advisory Committee; Mississippi’s Team Leader for the National Governors Association Policy Academy on State Sector Strategies; Member, Southern Growth Policies Board Council for a New Economy Workforce; and Board member, National Association of State Workforce Agencies, Region IV Director.

He attended Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. where he earned a B.A. in English/Journalism. He later earned an M.B.A. from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

He is an accomplished writer and recently had a professional publication "Regional Cooperation Focused on Key Industry Sectors Can Help States Recover and Rebound," February 22, 2012, Southern Growth's 40th Anniversary Commentary Series, Copyright © 2012, Southern Growth Policies Board.

Regional Office Contacts

Les Range Regional Administrator 404/302-5300
Connie Carter Director, Office of State Systems 404/302-5355
Eugene Caso Director, Office Special Initiatives & Demonstrations 404/302-5332
Lynn Owens Manager, Division of Financial, Management & Administrative Services 404/302-5308

Regional Office FAX Numbers

Office of the Regional Administrator
Office of State Systems
Office of Special Initiatives & Demonstrations
Division of Financial, Management & Administrative Services

Regional Office Addresses

Employment & Training
United States Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
Room 6M12
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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