From PROSPER Georgia:
PROSPER Georgia and Georgia BLU are hosting a webinar on Towards an Equitable Recovery for Georgia’s Workforce on Wednesday, October 21st, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. These efforts are powered by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Atlanta CareerRise.
Georgia’s workers and employers have been impacted by a historic economic crisis that has wiped out many employment gains achieved since the Great Recession. With state and federal investments in workforce training and supportive services already dwindling in recent years, Georgians most vulnerable to layoffs have been set back significantly. Employers, workforce development professionals and educators, and workers themselves must come together to advocate for public policies that guarantee an equitable economic recovery in the years to come. The two coalitions that bring these groups and individuals together – Business Leaders United (BLU) and PROSPER Georgia – will reveal a shared plan to strengthen Georgia’s workforce in the recovery period and opportunities to support the plan at the local, state and federal level.
Business Leaders United – Georgia (BLU) is a growing coalition of business leaders, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and industry associations from across the state in order to advance state workforce policy that is responsive to the needs of Georgia businesses. This coalition provides a unified platform for a diverse set of industry leaders across a range of industry sectors to impact workforce policy in Georgia according to the skill needs of their current and future workforce. This coalition is jointly managed by the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Atlanta CareerRise
PROSPER Georgia collaborates to strengthen policies, programs and investments that improve access to all forms of high-quality career training – short-term credential programs, technical college and beyond. Our coalition includes passionate champions for workforce development across the state of Georgia who are committed to removing barriers to training for meaningful employment with family-supporting wages, benefits and opportunities for career advancement. This effort is managed by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.