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Mel Wages

Mel Wages

Business Services Consultant | National Recruiter | Police Officer

Mel Wages is a highly motivated respected business professional with a long list of accomplishments. His work accomplishments started with his journey as a Georgia State Police Officer in the 1980’s serving the citizens of Georgia for 5 years.  His next successful venture was working for the Georgia Department of Labor, GDOL for over 23 years. Mel became best known for his achievements in helping others and changing lives through collaboration with vocational rehabilitation specialists and staff in the field offices. His mission was to help people find work.

Mel created his own position under the guidance of Rosa Hayes, Deputy to the Commissioner of the GDOL. He became known nationwide as the number one leader in career development and workforce solutions by creating Job Fairs in Georgia starting 20 years ago. His former colleagues called him the “Job Fair King”. He coordinated the Nation’s Largest Job Fair/Career Expo after Hurricane Katrina devasted New Orleans. There were more than 25,000 job seekers and 500 employers who participated in the Katrina Event.

 

During his 23 years at the Georgia Department of Labor he was elected to the Board of Directors for the International Association of Workforce Professionals, IAWP by the association’s 1500 members. Additionally, he has served on the Georgia Hospital Association Board.

 

The bonus is Mel has attended and marketed at numerous Life Care Planning conferences. He understands the industry and his skillset can be used as an asset in viewing issues from a business perspective.

 

Mel continued his passion of helping others by accepting a position as National Recruiter for the largest parking company in the USA with Lanier Parking Solutions. This company dissolved after 20 years due to 2020 Covid-19 shutdowns. Mel came full circle in 2021 back to using what he learned in law enforcement. He currently works for Live Nation providing security for entertainers and their families backstage during concert shows in Alpharetta Ga. Mel’s hobbies and activities include tennis, fishing, kayaking, and disco dancing. He stays active and he will be competing in his 46th consecutive 10k known as The Peachtree Road Race on July 4th, 2022.