Your Talent Pipeline

With close to 416,000 in the labor pool available within 60 miles, Savannah’s talent pipeline is diverse, young and highly skilled. The Savannah area population is 886,000 with a median age of 35.7.

Among those contributing to Savannah’s workforce are graduates of the area’s 19 area colleges and universities, which enroll 60,000 students, and the more than 4,000 servicemen and women who transition out of the local military each year.

A Large and Impressive Labor Pool

The Savannah region has a strong 16-county labor draw within a 60 mile radius, so there’s never a shortage of skilled and motivated workers. Though the Savannah area enjoys a relatively low unemployment rate, the underemployment rate is high leading to an influx of skilled workers seeking greater job opportunities.
 
For businesses that choose to bring in workers, convincing new hires to move here is easy: the city’s pleasant weather, relatively low cost of living, history, charm and laid-back lifestyle are compelling selling points. 

Workforce Training Programs

Quick Start provides high-quality training services at no cost to qualifying new or expanding businesses in Georgia. In fact, since its inception, Quick Start has provided custom training for more than 1,206,256 Georgians through 6,765 economic development projects.

Singled out by Fortune, Training and Expansion Management magazines, Quick Start has been nationally recognized for its effectiveness in providing the most comprehensive and advanced training in the nation and is consistently ranked No. 1 in national surveys of site selection professionals.

Savannah Technical College, named the No. 1 technical college in Georgia in 2014 by TCSG, offers a variety of associate degree programs, diploma programs and certificate programs, along with certificates of credit that prepare employees for a variety of industries by giving them an overall understanding of and specific skills training in the areas of manufacturing, warehouse and distribution, team supervision and customer service.

In addition, Georgia Tech Savannah is focused on continuing professional education programs available to industry partners, businesses and military organizations as well as individuals.

Colleges and Universities

The Savannah area is home to 19 colleges and universities and some 60,000 students. The colleges, which crank out more than 13,500 graduates every year, offer a variety of degree programs in diverse areas such as aviation technology, engineering, management, chemistry, economics, computer arts, digital media and information technology. Savannah college students have a history of staying in the area after graduation, taking advantage of the city’s job opportunities and enjoying the easy lifestyle that comes with living here.
 

Military

Savannah has a large military population at Hunter Army Airfield and nearby Fort Stewart, home of the 3rd Infantry Division. Approximately 4,000 servicemen and women from this highly skilled and disciplined workforce transition out of the military and into the civilian labor pool each year. There are also close to 29,000 military dependents, many of who are willing and able to work.