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Help Wanted: As Georgia’s Economy Grows, Businesses Grapple with a Workforce Shortage


As the state economy continues to grow, industry leaders are wrestling with questions of how to attract qualified candidates from a tight labor pool, and how to grow this pool for the future. CEFGA President and CEO Scott Shelar weighs in on the issue from the construction industry perspective.

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Construction Ready Graduates Are Rising Up on Atlanta’s Westside


It’s a sleepy June morning on the Westside of Atlanta. But on this day, a dozen students are up, some before the sun, ready to start a new chapter of their lives. Today is the first day of Construction Ready. For several years, the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia has offered the free, 20-day program […]

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium Helps Lift the Fortunes of Its Westside Neighbors


It’s 8:30 in the morning and already Frank Fernandez carries the energy of a man running behind schedule. Hovering over his laptop in a coffee shop he forgoes the available stool behind him, as if sitting might somehow slow him down. He’s on a call while he works his touch pad, awaiting his drip coffee. […]

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Construction Ready Job Program Changes Lives in Atlanta


In 2014, when Ian Miller heard about the Construction Ready program at Westside Works in Atlanta, he thought it was a “money ploy” to get grants to support its own staff, rather than train participants for entry-level jobs. “I was skeptical,” says the 29-year-old Miller, a 2014 Construction Ready graduate and field engineer with Holder […]

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