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MEDC & Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce to Host 2017 Workforce Summit

Macon, GA – August 1, 2017 - The Macon Economic Development Commission and the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce will host the 2017 Workforce Summit on Thursday, August 17 at the Goodwill Anderson Conference Center, on Eisenhower Parkway, in Macon. 

“The purpose of this summit is to bring the business community and workforce partners together to create a more vibrant economy by seeking new ways to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students and workers,” said Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Mike Dyer. 
With a variety of presentations throughout the half-day event, participants will acquire innovative tools and creative ideas to transform their approach to workforce challenges.  Attendees will have opportunities to learn about working with the Macon Transition Center’s Re-entry program to find employees and the tax advantages of utilizing that program. They will also learn about programs designed to assist them in hiring veterans and have a chance to meet one on one with agencies and institutions that can connect them with student interns, apprentices and many other resources.

Menelik Alleyne with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Workforce Division, will address the participants on the marketability of Georgia’s workforce.  Alleyne is the Service Director of WorkSource Georgia’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). GDEcD’s Workforce Division administers WIOA funds and oversees the state’s workforce development initiatives for the purpose of connecting talent with opportunity across the state of Georgia.

The 2017 Workforce Summit is presented by Macon-Bibb WorkSource Georgia and will begin with breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m. on August 17. The cost is $50 per person for Chamber of Commerce members and $70 for future members.  To register for this event, call 478-621-2000 or Click Here

 

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