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Georgia labor chief to speak Friday at Statesboro conference
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Mark Butler

               The chiefs of Georgia's state Department of Labor and Department of Corrections are slated to speak Friday during the 2017 Workforce Readiness Conference hosted by the Statesboro Area Society for Human Resources Management.
        The conference will be held in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on the Georgia Southern University campus from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier and Menelik Alleyne, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act services director for the Georgia Department of Economic Develop-ment are scheduled to make presentations.
        Addition-ally, more than 20 agency representatives, industry leaders and educators are slated to take part in four panel discussions meant to highlight solutions to the region's workforce readiness challenges.
        "This is a very important and timely conference," said SHRM Georgia District 5 Director Curtis Woody, also the chapter workforce readiness director. "The goals of the conference are to create a region-wide communications forum where workforce readiness stakeholders can share information, ideas, and best practices."
        Tickets for the conference can be purchased online at or at

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