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Governor's High Demand Career Initiative meets at CSU

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Governor Nathan Deal's High Demand Career Initiative met at Columbus State University on Wednesday, July 23, as an effort to connect Georgia employers with those looking for work.

Deal started the initiative this year to ensure that the State provides businesses with a consistent, trained, reliable workforce.

Jamie Jordan, Director of External Relations with the Department Economic Development Workforce Division, says, "Georgia was rated the number one state to do business by CNBC, and… the Governor is determined to keep it that way, and one important part of that is workforce. When companies come to Georgia, they're looking for a strong workforce, and for us to keep those companies here, for them to be as strong as they can be, we have to make sure we're providing them with the best workforce we possibly can."

Students at CSU got to hear directly from the private sector about what specific needs they're looking for in employees, and what studies they need to take in order to land those jobs. 

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