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Georgia Hiring and Training Assistance

Georgia Hiring and Training Assistance


Just say go: A world-class workforce is ready to produce here in Cook County, thanks to strategic resources including:


Hiring Assistance:  Georgia's Department of Labor (GDOL) assists companies in recruitment by: posing job notices, collecting and screening application and/or resumes, providing interview space, scheduling interviews and hosting job fairs. GDOL will work with private employment agencies that list jobs with the state.


Quick Start Employee-training - www.GeorgiaQuickStart.org:  Georgia's Quick Start is the number-one workforce training program IN THE COUNTRY. Quick Start develops and delivers fully customized, strategic workforce solutions for qualified companies investing in Georgia.  Services are provided free of charge as a discretionary incentive for job creation. Services include: strategic workforce consultation, pre-employment assessment, customized post-employment and job-specific training and leadership and productivity enhancement training.


Georgia Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP) - www.icapp.orgICAPP is the University System of Georgia's economic development program. It was created by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in 1995.  ICAPP connect the intellectual resources of Georgia's 35 public colleges and universities to the state's business community in innovative ways. ICAPP's staff and a team of economic development leaders from each campus help Georgia businesses to tap into the University System of Georgia for: college-educated employees, access to the latest research and business and operations advice.


HOPE Scholarship and Grant:  The HOPE Scholarship provides tuition assistance at one of Georgia's 35 public colleges or universities for graduating Georgia high school seniors with a B or better average. The HOPE Grant provides an opportunity for all Georgians to receive degree or certificate programs at a low cost through Georgia's technical colleges and schools. These programs can be advantageous to relocating families with children, and for a company training employees through local technical colleges.


Retraining Tax Credit:  A company's direct investment in training can be claimed as a tax credit. The credit is available to all Georgia businesses that file a Georgia income tax return. Fifty percent of the employer's direct cost, up to $500 per full-time employee, per approved training program, may be claimed as a credit. The total amount of credit cannot exceed $1,250 per employee per year. Training programs must be approved by the Technical College System of Georgia and must be for quality and productivity enhancements and certain software technologies. This tax credit can be used to offset up to 50 percent of a company's state corporate income tax liability and unused credits can be carried forward for 10 years. These credits can be combined with other tax credits.


Centers of Innovation / www.georgiainnovation.orgThe Georgia Centers of Innovation provide connections and innovative solutions to Georgia businesses operating in six strategic industries. Centers of Innovation in Aerospace, Agribusiness, Energy, Life Sciences and IT, Logistics and Manufacturing provide direct access to university and technical college applied research, commercialization resources, technology connections, matching grant funds, industry networks and key government agencies. Client companies are connected with experts who are on the leading edge of technology and new ideas in their respective industries. Within this framework, the Centers of Innovation create a supportive business environment to help Georgia companies grow, prosper and compete globally.

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