Top of Georgia Employer Committee wins state Spirit Award
State labor commissioner Mark Butler announced Sept. 14 that the Top of Georgia Employer Committee has won the Georgia Employer Committee’s Spirit Award for 2012. Commissioner Butler presented the award on behalf of the state committee at its annual conference held recently in Savannah.
“The spirit of an organization can be put to the test when facing difficult challenges,” commissioner Butler said. “Whether working to ensure that people in an area with one of Georgia’s hardest hit economies get much-needed assistance, or successfully navigating re-organization, this committee has shown why it deserves this recognition.”
The employer committee, which serves Chattooga, Dade, Catoosa and Walker counties, won the award for its “steadfast determination in keeping the spirit in spite of unforeseen challenges and extraordinary circumstances.”
When the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) LaFayette and Northwest Georgia career centers merged, the members of the employer committees merged, too. They worked to develop a plan to best utilize a $10,000 grant from the Governor’s Workready Program to pay for General Education Diploma (GED) testing for qualified students, GED study guides for public libraries and GED software for Georgia Northwestern Technical College.