Wayne County is a Georgia Certified Work Ready Community, a designation showing the county has the skilled workforce that business demands and the educational infrastructure to drive economic growth and prosperity. To earn the Certified Work Ready Community designation, Wayne County:
- Demonstrated a commitment to improving public high school graduation rates through a measurable increase
- Showed a specified percentage of the available and current workforce having obtained Work Ready Certificates.
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Nearly 79% of Wayne County’s workforce holds a high school diploma or higher. Continued educational opportunities are easily accessible:
Georgia Quick Start
- Coastal Pines Technical College – Jesup - The college is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates.
- Coastal Pines Technical College – Brunswick - offers more than 80 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs, and graduates enjoy a 98.6% job placement rate.
- College of Coastal Georgia – Brunswick - University System of Georgia undergraduate college with a myriad of programs available. On-campus housing available.
New and expanding businesses in Wayne County may qualify for free pre- and post-employment training for employees through Georgia’s Quick Start program, consistently recognized in the top three of training programs in the U.S.
Other Employer Assistance
- Pre-employment training is available using industry-specific certificate programs administered through Coastal Pines Technical College.
- Post-employment training through the Quick Start program is customized to the specific needs of a company. This process involves conducting a training needs analysis of the jobs within the company, developing a detailed training plan, and finally, conducting the training.
Quick Start covers two comprehensive areas: manufacturing and distribution and service/back-office training. Quick Start is designed to be flexible and to respond immediately to each company's needs. Training can take place at the company’s facility or at a location arranged by Quick Start. The training schedules are also very flexible.
In addition to Quick Start, companies may request assistance from Georgia Tech FaciliTech and/or from the Georgia Department of Labor.
- Georgia Tech can partner with Georgia companies to offer access to world-class talent and an array of services to help with issues related to process productivity, quality and international standards, energy and environmental management, lean enterprise transformation, trade adjustment assistance, new product design and development, and information technology strategies.
- The Georgia Department of Labor and the local Georgia Department of Labor Career Center will administer the following: 1) applicant recruitment; 2) screening to company-defined criteria; 3) referral and provision of office space for new employee interviews. These services are funded through the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA).
Spotlight: EAM-Domtar Personal Care
Formerly a division of Rayonier, EAM was acquired by Domtar Corporation in 2012 for its facilities, diversified customer base and long-standing relationships in the manufacture of airlaid and ultrathin absorbent cores. Brands such as NovaThin and NovaZorb are used in feminine hygiene, adult incontinence, baby diapers and other medical, healthcare and performance packaging solutions. Domtar took ownership and operates a 71,000 square-foot facility with state-of-the-art research campus and production lines in Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia.
Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products.
EAM-Domtar Personal Care enjoys Wayne County’s location, convenient to the Port of Savannah, one of the busiest container ports in North America. The Wayne County Industrial Development Authority has also worked with the company to arrange bond financing for the Jesup plant.
Wayne County is the easy choice when relocating your industry.