Human Capital

More than 97,000 people are in the Lee County labor market area (including Lee and adjoining counties).

Talent is strong with enrollment in area colleges and universities. Lee County is in the heart of Southwest Georgia’s transportation network and the community is an employment center for the region. Lee County’s population continues to expand with more than 31,000 citizens.

Finding and recruiting special talents and skills in Lee County is easy. Quality of life and employment opportunities are cited by newcomers and employers as major benefits for relocating to the community. The median age of the workforce is young - 33 years.

Georgia’s Quick Start Training Program

Georgia's Quick Start Training Program is nationally recognized for providing high-quality training services at no cost to new or expanding businesses in Georgia. Quick Start has provided customized training through the regional technical colleges to hundreds of businesses in the Lee County Area.
Quickstart Website

Georgia’s Hope Scholarship & Hope Grant

HOPE - Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally - is Georgia’s unique scholarship program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Hope Scholarships can apply toward a student’s tuition, mandatory fees and books at eligible Georgia public colleges, and universities. To be eligible, students must be a Georgia resident and have graduated from a Georgia High School with a “B” average. Hope Scholarship recipients must maintain a “B” average to maintain the scholarship.
Hope Scholarship Website

Georgia HIRE Online Resume Database

Expands to Meet Needs of Georgia Employers

Georgia HIRE currently provides businesses with electronic access to more than 12,000 resumes of students and alumni from the state’s 35 public colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia, and 23 private institutions throughout the state. The database will grow significantly with the addition of DTAE’s students.

The launch of the new and expanded Georgia HIRE website – www.GeorgiaHire.com – coincides with the new DTAE/Department of Technical and Adult Education partnership. The updated website will house the resume database of students from all of Georgia Hire’s participating institutions.

Employers can search the website 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The site provides any Georgia company, regardless of size or location, access to talent from around the state. There is no cost for students at participating Georgia HIRE institutions to post a resume on the site or for companies to search the resumes for specific workforce needs. Georgia HIRE also allows employers to post jobs for a small fee.