From the Business & Immigration for Georgia (BIG) Partnership and Georgia Chamber:
Across the state, New Americans are playing a vital role in our economy. They are small business owners and contributing members of our essential workforce, providing critical care in our healthcare facilities, supporting our technology needs, and maintaining our food supply during the COVID crisis.
Georgia’s global talent makes our communities stronger, more resilient and more inclusive. Yet, too many of Georgia’s regulations are outdated or overly restrictive and force global talent to leave Georgia for more welcoming states or to settle for lower-skilled, lower-paying jobs.
HR11: Creating the House Study Committee on Innovative Ways to Maximize Global Talent will assess ways that Georgia can attract and retain the global talent that is so vital to the state’s economic success.
Another statewide initiative to maximize the potential for global talent is the Georgia Chamber’s Global Talent Initiative, Through this initiative, the Georgia Chamber seeks to engage more individuals in our state’s workforce through immigration reform and is vital to ensure Georgia businesses have the talent they need to re-start our economy. Click here for more information.
Darlene Lynch, Chair of BIG, and Daniela Perry, Vice President for the Georgia Chamber Foundation will discuss these efforts during our MAX Minutes on Friday, August 6th, 9:00 AM. Stay tuned!
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Immigrants have and continue to play a vital role in Georgia’s economic growth. However, regulatory barriers are currently preventing many foreign-born individuals from utilizing their skillsets and fully participating in the state’s economy. With widespread workforce shortages, it is imperative to that our state thinks strategically about how to upskill current workers as well as recruit the best and brightest to bolster innovation and opportunity.
Darlene Lynch, BIG Partnership, and Daniela Perry, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will join MAX to discuss the ongoing efforts by the business community and the General Assembly’s Maximizing Global Talent study committee.
Join MAX on Friday, August 6th, 9:00 AM, for a timely and virtual conversation.
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