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Business Services and Resources

The Atlanta Regional Workforce Board (ARWB) 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 ARWB’s OJT program provides employers with opportunity to train new employee(s) and receive up to 90% 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 ARWB'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 video gaming company on page 8 of the ARC Action Newsletter.

Please note that the Atlanta Regional Workforce Board will provide priority status for OJT to employers in the following targeted industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Bioscience, Digital Media/Entertainment, Information Technology and Medical /Health Care.

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 Board (ARWB) 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. 

Note of Upcoming Operation:Workforce Employer Summit

An invitation from Ben Hames, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Workforce Division

With more than 80,000 veterans returning to Georgia in the next four years, it is critical that we make every effort to ensure their seamless reentry into the civilian workforce.
As employers in this great state, you have the opportunity to honor Governor Deal’s commitment to give veterans priority of service. 

“Our veterans have served selflessly, and it’s our duty to provide them with real opportunities as they seek to reenter the civilian workforce,” said Deal. “By being a part of this initiative, you are both demonstrating your gratitude and bolstering your workforce with individuals who bring a valuable skill set to the table.”

Thank you for understanding that hiring a veteran not only honors their service, it strengthens your workforce! 

After opening remarks from Governor Deal in Atlanta and from Adjutant General Butterworth in Savannah, you will hear from both employers and veterans affairs experts on the following topics:
    How to re-engineer a job description

    How to find a veteran

    The training programs available for veterans

    The civilian license transfer application process

    Success stories from an employer panel

  • The Atlanta summit will be held on Wednesday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Atlanta Technical College.
  • The Savannah summit will be held on Friday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Savannah Technical College.

For more information and to RSVP, please email Program Manager Margaret Miller at by Thursday, May 29 for the Atlanta summit and Friday, June 13 for the Savannah summit.

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