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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A workforce program in Southwest Georgia is not only helping people get jobs, it's also giving the economy a big boost.

"Southwest Georgia Workforce 44" is an evolving program serving 14 counties.

Dougherty County commissioners got an update Monday on its success in providing job training to those in need.

The program strives to match the demands from surrounding businesses.

"We have a high unemployment rate, so what we want to be able to do is talk with businesses to be able to find out what it is that they look for in employees, future employees," said Charles Williams the Executive Director of Workforce Development.

Some commissioners say this is a vital program which also helps young people gain certain skills they may not learn in school.

"This program provides them with some measure of understanding of what happens in the business world. And I just think it's absolutely an essential program," said Commissioner Gloria Gaines.

For more information about the program and locations, click on the link below:

http://www.workforce44.org/

 

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