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State Workforce Development Board

Georgia Department of Economic Development: Workforce Division
Ben Hames, Deputy Commissioner
75 Fifth St. NW
Suite 845
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-962-4020
Fax: 404-876-1181

Key Workforce Priorities

  1. To provide workforce services to job seekers and businesses through Georgia Work Ready and Work Ready Connect
  2. To develop and implement career pathways aligned to critical jobs through Work Ready Regions
  3. To ensure all counties become and remain Certified Work Ready Communities

Fast Facts

  • Over 187,00 Georgians are Work Ready Certified and over 800 businesses use Georgia Work Ready
  • 93% of Work Ready Certified Georgians would recommend Work Ready; 97% of participating businesses would recommend Work Ready
  • Over 12,400 Georgians have found employment year to date at a wage 10% higher than the state average

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