Workforce and Employer Data
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia and drive the expansion of existing industry and small business. To address the needs of the business community GDEcD has established initiatives and programs designed to strengthen the states workforce and provide assistance to company's seeking to hire and retain a highly skilled and trained employees. The following are a selection of programs currently available in the state of Georgia.
Go Build Georgia
The Go Build Georgia program is designed to educate young people on the value of learning a trade, dispel their misconceptions about the skilled trade industry and inspire them to consider building a career as a skilled tradesman. There are five industries of focus involved in the program: manufacturing, industrial construction, transportation, energy, and telecommunications. It is within these industries that Georgia is seeing career opportunities. By accessing the Go Build Georgia website, students can begin building their career trajectory, discover new careers and opportunities in the skilled trades, and find the necessary training to pursue a career in these trades.
In addition to the Go Build Georgia program, GDEcD Workforce Division leads the Operation: Workforce program and Rapid Response service initiatives. The Go Build Georgia initiative is focused on increasing the supply of skilled labor in Georgia while the Operation Workforce Program and Rapid Response initiative are focused on employment or reemployment of veteran and dislocated workers. Click here for information on the Rapid Response. Click here for information on Operation Workforce
High Demand Career Initiative
In recent years, Governor Deal created the High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) to allow those state partners involved in training Georgia’s future workforce – to hear directly from the private sector about what specific needs they have from a workforce perspective (i.e., degrees/majors, certificates, courses, skill sets, etc.). Click to download the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative report or visit the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Division website.