Ga. labor commissioner to offer employment ideas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

January 19, 2010

ATLANTA (AP) -- Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond says his department will put together a set of plans and proposals to deal with unemployment in Georgia.

Thurmond made the announcement after his department conducted a jobs summit in Atlanta on Monday.

At the conference, Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center, said economic problems are not about to go away and job cuts will continue through much of this year.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says suggestions made at the conference included granting newly formed companies a two-year tax holiday and expanding mass transit.

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