Study Committee on Expanding Georgia’s Workforce Concludes Final Meeting

Friday, November 17th, 2023

The Georgia Senate Study Committee on Expanding Georgia’s Workforce concluded its sixth and final meeting on November 14, 2023, at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. The committee, established via Senate Resolution 275 during the 2023 Legislative Session with bipartisan support and chaired by Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell), comprised both legislative and non-legislative members.

Committee membership included Sen. Brandon Beach (R–Alpharetta), Sen. Jason Esteves (D–Atlanta), Sen. Sonya Halpern (D–Atlanta), Sen. Billy Hickman (R–Statesboro), Champ Bailey on behalf of Team Bailey Holdings, Joseph McDermott on behalf of Delta Airlines, Ryan Pernice on behalf of RO Hospitality, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Greg Dozier, Dave Williams on behalf of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and Daniela Perry on behalf of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

The agenda for the final meeting featured remarks from Lt. Governor Burt Jones, who stressed the pivotal role of workforce development in Georgia. The committee also reviewed and voted on the final committee report, set to guide legislation brought forth during the 2024 Georgia Legislative Session. The report, a culmination of the committee’s comprehensive study, aims to shape policies promoting workforce development, ensuring Georgia’s continued leadership in economic prosperity and job opportunities.

Sen. Albers expressed gratitude for the collaborative effort and dedication exhibited by committee members, stating, “Our focus on expanding Georgia’s workforce is not just a policy initiative; it’s an investment in our state’s future. By harnessing the talents and skills of our citizens, we are not only ensuring economic growth but also creating a vibrant and sustainable community for generations of Georgians to come.”

The committee’s report will be publicly available on the Georgia General Assembly website, providing transparency and insight into the research and deliberations conducted.

For more information on this Senate Study Committee, click here.