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.
Office Worker COVID Blog

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 …

web-capitol Blog

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 …

family Coronavirus

Spread the Word: COVID Relief Plan Must Meet the Need of Georgians

Millions of people are struggling to feed themselves and their families, falling behind on rent and losing their …

letterwriter Blog

GBPI Writes Senator Perdue About the HEROES Act

GBPI recently wrote the following letter to Senators Perdue and Loeffler asking them to support the HEROES act …

Courthouse Criminal Legal Systems

Data on Police Spending in Georgia

Poverty alleviation efforts such as TANF, as well as investments in mental health, education and other critical programs, …

Protect GA families Budget and Taxes

Raise Revenue to Protect Georgia Families

Dear Governor Kemp and Members of the Georgia General Assembly, Thank you for your work in service of …

stateofworking Blog

State of Working Georgia in the COVID-19 Crisis

Nearly two and a half months into the nationwide crisis responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, recent economic data …

barista Alex Camardelle

State of Working Georgia Before and During COVID-19

This blog was co-authored by Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle and Research Associate Ray Khalfani On March 13, …

a-12 Blog

CARES Act to Deliver Booster Shot of Additional Relief to Families, Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Key Takeaways The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress is a $2.2 …

Doctors in hospital Blog

Georgia Won’t Thrive if People Don’t Survive

Key Takeaways: Years of disinvestment, poor public health infrastructure and systemic barriers have exposed Georgians’ vulnerability—particularly for those …

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