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Issue Positions: Attracting Jobs

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hat else can Georgia do to attract jobs?

Flexibility of the workforce and basic, transferable skills are the most critical factors in being prepared for new and emerging industries. In Georgia, there has not been a significant focus to identify those skill sets and determine how they can be transferred across industry lines. Approximately 75 percent of all jobs created in our country are from expansion of existing companies or new start-ups. We also need to help our citizens develop the skills necessary to become entrepreneurs and work within a small business environment. Understanding the skill set requirements of our existing businesses and developing programs to train our workforce in those skills will help our citizens become the flexible workforce needed to retain and grow jobs for Georgians.

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