Georgia Workforce Incentives

To learn more about Georgia Workforce Incentives, contact SEDA today!

Employee Screening

The Savannah office of the Georgia Department of Labor will recruit, screen and refer applicants, free of charge, to your specifications. These tasks can significantly cut your human resource department's time involved in adding new hires.

Quick Start Pre-employment Training

Quick Start's Pre-Employment Training is designed to assist companies in obtaining the most qualified workforce possible. The process provides a unique opportunity for your company and your potential employees to assess one another before employment is offered. This applicant screening process is a coordinated effort among your company, the Georgia Department of Labor and Quick Start. The screening, training and manuals are provided in most cases at no cost to you. Initial and ongoing training is also included. This is typically available for 15 or more positions with similar skill sets.
More on Quick Start

Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP)

The programs of ICAPP provide one-stop entry to the intellectual capital of the University System of Georgia — its education programs, faculty expertise, and research and development facilities. ICAPP Advantage is a direct economic development incentive that helps companies meet immediate human resources needs. Through this program, Georgia's public colleges and universities can expedite the education of highly skilled workers to meet specific workforce needs. Companies specify the knowledge areas to be taught, then recruit and select the participants they will sponsor to be educated in those skills. These programs can be funded through the HOPE Scholarship program.
More on Intellectual Capital Partnership Program

Go Build Georgia

Workforce Division, formally GOWD, launched Go Build Georgia in January 2012. Go Build is a nationally recognized awareness effort designed to educate young people and the public at large about the skilled trades and how to pursue a career in these fields.

More on Go Build Georgia

Operation Workforce

Operation Workforce are statewide workforce initiatives aimed to aid Georgia’s veterans. Through these initiatives, veterans and their spouses have been granted top priority of service in Georgia’s workforce system. Please visit the site to learn more about the resources and tools in place for hiring Georgia veterans.
More on Operation Workforce

Coastal Workforce Services/Coastal Workforce Investment Board

The Coastal Workforce Investment Board is responsible for implementation of the Workforce Investment Act programs. These programs, which can include on-the-job training resources for dislocated workers, benefit employers through cost-saving measures for qualified employees for up to six months upon hire.

More on Coastal Workforce Investment Board

HOPE Scholarship

The HOPE Scholarship program provides tuition assistance to students enrolled in Georgia's eligible public and private colleges and universities and public technical schools. The scholarship, which is for students enrolled in degree, diploma and certificate programs, is available for students who are residents of Georgia and who have completed high school since 1993 with a “B” average or better.

Students must maintain the “B” average in college. The amount of a HOPE Scholarship is based on the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled each semester, up to 15 hours.
More on HOPE Scholarship

Right-to-Work Laws

The State of Georgia is a right-to-work state. This means that persons wanting to work have the right not to be a part of any organized labor force.