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Development Authority of 
Peach County Georgia | 425 James E. Khoury Drive | Unit B | Fort Valley, Georgia 31030 | (478) 825-3826 | peachcountydevelopment@ymail.com
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Workforce

THE BEST OF GEORGIA:
A SKILLED WORKFORCE IN EASY COMMUTING RANGE.

 

Peach County offers existing businesses and new companies a savvy, skilled workforce of 160,000+ people within easy commuting distance. Our current workforce is helping leading international, national, regional and local companies in a wide variety of industries, from agribusiness to aviation, from technology to construction and advanced military applications. Our workforce offers a rich pool of experience for companies to draw from.

 

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.

 

Supply Of Graduates 

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.

 

 

 

 

Employee Training

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

                         

 

 

 

Operation: Workforce

Several statewide workforce initiatives are aimed to aid Georgia’s veterans. Learn more about the resources and tools that are offered.

 

 

 

 


 Workforce Investment Act

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.

 

 

 

 

Hiring Assistance

Georgia’s Department of Labor posts job notices, collects and screens applications and resumés, provides interview space, schedules interviews and hosts job fairs.

 

 

 

 

The state of Georgia offers one of the nation’s best programs for finding and training workers. Since 1967, Georgia’s Quick Start program has provided free workforce training to qualified new, expanding and existing companies. This internationally acclaimed program has trained workers to assemble aircraft components, produce vaccines, manufacture plastic and metal products, process foods and field calls from customers.

 

Quick Start delivers training in classrooms, mobile labs and directly on the plant floor – ranging from prospective employee assessments to job-specific training that delivers the exact skills a business needs. Quick Start also provides on-going support by working with the Technical College System of Georgia to deliver customized training as employee skills develop over time.

 
Georgia’s technical colleges are the contact points for Georgia’s Work Ready program. It’s an employee-oriented program that helps workers match their abilities with job opportunities, and help businesses match applicants with the skills the company needs. 

 

 

 


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Call: (478) 825-3826 or peachcountydevelopment@ymail.com425 James E. Khoury DriveUnit BFort Valley, Georgia 31030