Strong Workforce

Overview

Building Georgia’s economy, cultivating good jobs and strengthening our workforce can ensure opportunity is broadly shared among all Georgians. Expanded job training opportunities, a higher minimum wage, new pro-work tax credits and more investment in transportation and other building blocks of growth are proven ways to attract and retain high-wage industries and jobs. Ensuring the benefits of growth are enjoyed by people of all backgrounds can help build a more inclusive economy that maximizes Georgia’s ability to compete.
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#RecoverGA Digital Day of Action Toolkit

    Congress is finalizing legislation meant to support recovery for Georgia and the entire country. GBPI will …

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Provisions in the American Families Plan

President Joe Biden recently unveiled his American Families Plan, which, along with his American Jobs Plan, form the …

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PRESS RELEASE: American Families Plan Reimagines More Equitable American Economy; Other Opportunities to Advance Prosperity Exist

ATLANTA—Today, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Families Plan, which, along with his American Jobs Plan, form the …

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State of Working Georgia: Pandemic Job Numbers Are Improving, But Inequitably

Key Takeaways: Nearly 60 percent of Georgia’s pre-pandemic labor force have turned to the unemployment safety net at …

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Georgia Tax Breaks Don’t Deliver

    This policy report is coauthored by Danny Kanso, Senior Tax & Budget Policy Analyst & Alex …

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Delayed and Denied: Modernization Needed at Georgia DOL to Support Georgia Workers and Economy

    This blog has been co-authored by Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst of GBPI and Shannan Reaze, …

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To A Healthy, Prosperous New Year

Today marks the end of 2020, and I know we all are breathing a sigh of relief as …

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Immigration Primer

  Executive Summary The U.S. immigration system is complex and difficult to navigate. Newcomers migrate to this country …

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State of Working Georgia: 2020 COVID Crisis Year-End Review

Key Takeaways: Over 4.1 million Georgians have filed for unemployment benefits since the COVID pandemic began. Black Georgians …

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2021 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all …

labordayblog Alex Camardelle

Worker Power Key to a Better Balance in Georgia

CW: To highlight the racist roots of right-to-work laws, this piece quotes racist statements proponents of the policy …

Beyond the Unemployment Rate Blog

Beyond the Unemployment Rate: You Can’t Tell the Whole Truth with Half of the Data

Key Takeaways: The unemployment rate, labor force participation rate (LFPR), employment to population rate (EPOP) and underemployment rate …

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