Georgia policy makers say, they want to create good, high-paying jobs in manufacturing and logistics. But many of those jobs already exist. They're going unfilled because Georgians lack the skills to do them. Georgia's technical colleges are straining to meet employer needs.
Georgia's manufacturing sector is hiring but the jobless rate isn't going down. Some manufacturers are pointing to a shortage of skilled workers as one reason the state isn't reaping the benefits of an uptick in manufacturing. Some manufacturers are having to search outside the state for workers with highly techical skills.