A Workforce Ready To Help You Succeed
Gulfstream Aerospace. Wayfair. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems of America. JCB. One size does not fit all when it comes to industry in Savannah. And the labor that powers them is as diverse as the companies themselves. Yet in the Savannah region, we continue to supply the quality workforce required to propel business.
within a 60-mile radius
Applied Geographic Solutions, 2019
U.S. Census Bureau 2018
of the population have earned an associate’s degree or higher
U.S. Census Bureau 2018
Young, Smart, Local and Work-Ready
In the Savannah region alone we have access to colleges and universities that are teaching students hands-on skills and forward-thinking solutions for the twenty-first century and beyond.
Two military bases infuse disciplined and work-ready “heroes for hire” every month into Savannah’s labor pool. This valuable resource will continue to significantly contribute to the region’s available workforce.
students pursuing higher
education at 18 colleges
Heroes for Hire exiting area
military bases per month
active-duty miltary within 45 miles
If you require specific training, Quick Start is just for you. The Georgia Quick Start program was named the number-one workforce training program in the United States. This free program designs, develops and delivers customized workforce training for qualified companies that are creating or retaining jobs in Georgia. Quick Start is a part of the Technical College System of Georgia and supports new and expanding companies. From automotive to aviation, food to biotechnology, chemicals to composites, Quick Start offers comprehensive training as well as customized options to meet the needs of companies in numerous business sectors.
Find out more about Quick Start and how you can best access the region’s vast labor pool by contacting us here.
Application Process Opens for Workforce Initiatives Fund
Introduced late last year to assist licensed child care facilities in Chatham County to become Quality Rated through capital improvement mini-grants, the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) has officially opened the application process for the Workforce Initiatives Fund. Federal and state mandates require all licensed child care centers to be Quality Rated by…
SEDA Board of Directors unanimously approves Workforce Initiatives Fund
On Dec. 10, 2019 the Savannah Economic Development Authority Board of Directors unanimously approved the Workforce Initiatives Fund. The fund, in the amount of $375,000, will be used to advance targeted workforce solutions. The catalyst for this fund and first use will be to help licensed child care facilities in…
Factory Direct Wholesale LLC relocates corporate headquarters to Savannah
Factory Direct Wholesale LLC. announced today that it is expanding operations in Savannah and relocating its corporate headquarters to Savannah, creating 250 new job opportunities with 95 of those being corporate headquarter jobs and $17 million in investment. The facility will be located at the Morgan Lakes Center, 503 Morgan…