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Workforce Trends in Targeted Industries 2014 Report (PDF)
Executive Summary 2014 Report 

Digital Skills Gap Report

U.S. Comp Project Middle Skills Report

How Demand for Bachelor's Degree is Reshaping the Workforce Report

2013 Report (PDF)

2012 Report (PDF)


The Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board recognized customers who demonstrated extraordinary commitment to enhancing their job skills, successfully completed training or youth services offered through the network of Career Resource Centers and Youth Programs; and employers and community partners who further the mission of the workforce development board by expanding opportunities for job seekers.

ARWDB Customer & Business Partner Recognition 2015 Program (PDF)

At the end of each year, the Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board recognizes outstanding adults, youth and dislocated workers who have successfully completed training through the programs and services offered through its network of Career Resource Centers. The moving testaments recounted in the video below demonstrate the power of the Workforce Development Board training programs to profoundly change lives.  

Video Presentation:


2015 Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board Awards from Atlanta Regional Commission on Vimeo.

Labor Market Information
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The article, “Future Fortunes: Trends in Educational Attainment in Atlanta and Its Suburbs,” posits whether changes in educational attainment of a population can foretell the economic performance of a city relative to its suburbs.

Business Services and Resources

The Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board (ARWDB) works with businesses, education and government entities to ensure that the region’s workforce meets the needs of the business community. Services include employee recruitment, customized training projects, on-the-job training, assistance in rightsizing, and economic development partnerships.

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

The ARWDB’s OJT program provides employers with opportunity to train new employee(s) and receive 50-75% reimbursement for their salary during the OJT training period.  OJT helps employers fill the gap between a potential employee’s skills and what is required to fully perform their job. Review ARWDB's On-the-Job Training Policy, the Employer’s Agreement and Frequently Asked Questions to better understand the scope of the OJT program.

Read how the OJT Program has benefited a growing number of companies: OJT  Testimonials.

Please note that the Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board has identified the following industries to develop regional sector strategies: Information Technology (to include Computer Programming, Software Development, Telecommunications, Health Care IT, etc.); Digital Media and Gaming; Supply Chain Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Manufacturing and Production.

Employee Recruitment

Atlanta Regional Commission’s Workforce Solutions provides recruitment services at no cost through a series of local Career Resource Centers. Connecting local businesses with qualified job applicants can save time and money for businesses in managing their HR activities.

  • Pre-employment Assessment/ Screening
  • On-site space for conducting interviews
  • Tax Incentives and Credit Information
  • Partnership in Job Fairs

Rapid Response to Business Closings & Layoff Assistance

The Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board (ARWDB) offers services through its network of Career Resource Centers designed to assist displaced workers in returning to work as soon as possible. This assistance may be in the form of training, job search assistance, and resume preparation. 

For more information on Business Services, contact or Henry Charlot, Manager of Business Services at 404.463.3343.


































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