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Do Your Leaders Have the Tools to Grow Your Business?

Registration Open for  ABC's Young Leadership Development Track  in conjunction with ABC's Leadership Week  Nov. 10-12 | San Diego, Calif.  Encouraging the young professionals in your organization to grow both professionally and personally can have a major impact on your overall business. With ABC's Leadership Development Track, the future leaders of your company and of ABC will learn the skills needed to be a leader, a team player and to communicate effectively with your clients and other industry professionals.  Sessions Include:  • Building a Foundation for Your Future • 12 Steps to Great Relationships • Communicate, Motivate, Persuade, and Present: How do people perceive you? • Throw Away the Box and Inspire Genius and Innovation in Your Organization Expand Your Network  On November 10th, Young Professionals are invited to attend a private networking happy hour to meet their peers from across the country.  The next eveni ...

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Georgia Employer GED Tax Credit Act of 2015

Georgia Employer GED Tax Credit Act of 2015  "The Georgia Employer GED Tax Credit Act of 2015, sponsored by Representative Kevin Tanner (Dawsonville), revises the amount and training requirements of the adult basic skills education program tax credit for employers who help employees get their GED.  The law took effect May 1, 2015.  It increases the current tax credit of $150 per employee to a possible $1,200 for each employee that completes the required training classes and successfully passes the skills education test. For many individuals in service industry jobs, the lack of a high school diploma or GED is a significant factor in limiting career advancement.   Employers are often supportive of the efforts of their employees, but there are limited opportunities for workforce development within many of these existing industries. This law revises and expands an existing state program that had been underutilized.  ...

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Building plays smaller role in Georgia economy

(As published by AJC) Atlanta Journal Constitution: Building plays smaller role in Georgia economy By Michael Kanell, August 11, 2015 Private construction’s contribution to Georgia’s economy remains only about half of what it was prior to the housing and real estate bust, according to an industry group. The sector’s share of the state’s overall economy dropped 43 percent – from 6 percent to 3.4 percent, over the past decade, the analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors shows. “Historically, construction has always been an important factor in the economy,” economist Bernard Markstein, a consultant to the group, said in an interview. “But you are just not seeing as much demand in the overall economy for it.” The sector workforce peaked in early 2007 and – despite a modest rebound – is still 30 percent below that level, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even before the housing bubble of the last decade, the sec ...

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Construction jobless rate stays high in Georgia (AJC)

(As published by AJC) Construction jobless rate stays high in Ga. Metro Atlanta hiring offsets state slippage. Sector’s presence as part of larger economy continues to shrink. By Michael E. Kanell mkanell@ajc.com Picture "Eight years after the housing bubble burst, Georgia has the nation’s second-highest unemployment rate among construction workers. The picture would look worse were it not for a burst of hiring in metro Atlanta during the past year, spurred by some large projects along with a modest rebound in homebuilding. The jobless rate in Georgia’s construction sector in June was 9.4 percent, the same rate as West Virginia, according to Associated Builders and Contractors. Only Mississippi’s rate of 9.9 percent was higher. That compares to June’s overall jobless rate of 6.1 percent in Georgia and 5.3 percent nationally. Georgia added about 500 construction jobs statewide, but more than 4,000 were in metro Atlanta. That means the rest of the state saw s ...

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Gwinnett County Schools - Career Connections Event

What is Gwinnett County's Career Connections Event?
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Career Connections Exhibition features dozens of metro Atlanta employers, representing each of the Academies currently offered at Gwinnett’s seven Academy high schools— Berkmar, Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Lanier, Meadowcreek, Shiloh, and South Gwinnett.  8th grade students will attend to network and interview professionals in 17 different career clusters. This event exposes these students to potential careers helping them to make an informed choice when entering 9th grade at an Academy high school.

When?
October 16, 2015 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where?
Gwinnett Center

How can my company participate?
Download program flyer here to learn more or sign up here to be an exhibitor.

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