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State proclaims Newton County Work Ready

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Photo by Ginny Sampson

Representatives from the Governor's Office of Workforce Development visited Newton County last week to proclaim the county a certified Georgia Work Ready Community. Melvin Everson, director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development, presented the proclamation to the Newton County School System, the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and other county and city entities.

Recently, Governor Sonny Perdue announced that Newton County was one of five counties in the state to be named as a new Certified Work Ready Communities of Excellence, a designation communicating that a county has the skilled work force needed to meet business demands and drive economic growth, as well as the educational foundation to build a pipeline of workers ready to create ongoing success.