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August 30, 0022

MAC presentation to the House workforce development subcommittee


Tim Cairl, senior director of educated workforce for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and business leaders from across the state shared their perspectives on workforce challenges they’re experiencing last week with the Georgia House Higher Education Special Subcommittee to Address Workforce Development and Retention. Some of the companies who testified at the meeting included Veritiv, Gulfstream Aerospace, Reeves Young Construction, and ServiceMaster Brands.

Here are some of the key highlights Tim shared:

- According to Metro Atlanta Chamber research, Georgia has above-average employment and economic activity in the healthcare, information technology, construction, and finance industries.

- Georgia has a very specific strategic advantage when comparing these industries mentioned above to other states of similar demographic make-up when looking at talent and workforce development trends.

- As the region continues to add qualified candidates through skills-based hiring, upskilling current employees, and workforce expansion with community-based organizations, technical colleges, and universities, trendlines will continue in a positive direction, but more work is ahead of us.

We greatly appreciate Committee Chairman Chuck Martin and the special subcommittee members for their interest in hearing from businesses about workforce challenges and potential solutions the state can consider to help improve workforce outcomes.

A video archive of the special subcommittee’s hearing, including Tim’s presentation, can be viewed by clicking here.


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