Training and Hiring

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s, Workforce Division (GDEcD, WD), formerly the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, was created  in August 2006 to administer the Workforce Investment Act funds under the leadership of the State Workforce Development Board (SWDB), and ultimately to improve the quality of job training and marketability of Georgia’s workforce for the economic growth of the state.

Georgia’s university system is one of the nation’s largest. More than 60,000 graduates emerge each year from the state’s colleges and technical colleges.
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A free, customized service, Georgia Quick Start has been rated the nation’s top-ranked workforce training program in all published surveys of site selection professionals.
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Georgia Skilled Trade Initiative
This program is designed to educate students of the rewarding career opportunities that exist within Georgia’s leading skilled trade sectors.
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Several statewide workforce initiatives are aimed to aid Georgia’s veterans. Learn more about the resources and tools that are offered.
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The nation’s principal workforce development legislation provides funds to address the employment and training needs of dislocated workers and low-income adults and youth.

Georgia’s Department of Labor posts job notices, collects and screens applications and resumés, provides interview space, schedules interviews and hosts job fairs.
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Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

WARN offers protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs.

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Georgia’s industry-specific Project Analysts are available to help you with a wide range of business needs:
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  • Cost environment analysis
  • Coordination with state agencies

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