Labor Commissioner Butler to Host Employer Summit in Gainesville on Oct. 5


ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that a business summit called Employers In The Know will be held in Gainesville on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The summit is one in a series of 12 being held throughout the state. This is the third year the summits have been offered to employers.

The summits, which help employers learn how to better understand and conquer compliance challenges in the workplace, are sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and local employer committees.  This one is cosponsored by the Gainesville Area Employer Committee.

The Gainesville summit will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Oaks at Lanier Charter Career Academy located at 2719 Tumbling Creek Road.

“We began holding these seminars because employers throughout the state told us they needed better access to information,” Butler said. “At these seminars, the employers get up-to-date information and the opportunity to network with other employers.  And, as a state agency, we get value from hearing directly from the employers, so we can improve and better serve them.”

Employers are encouraged to pre-register by Wednesday, Sept. 28, but may register at the event. To pre-register, visit , look in the Spotlight Section and link to 2016 Regional Business Summits. If pre-registered, the cost to attend is $40 per person, which includes lunch. After Sept. 28, the cost is $50.

Commissioner Butler will discuss current GDOL initiatives and programs designed to encourage job growth and economic development throughout the state. The GDOL provides labor market data necessary for economic developers and businesses to make sound decisions about starting or expanding businesses. The GDOL helps match employers with qualified job seekers, as well as helping job seekers be successful in securing jobs and developing their careers.

Additional experts will discuss a range of employment and legal issues of importance to employers. Other parts of the program include presentations on labor laws, unemployment insurance, and how to use social media to make businesses more profitable.

Recertification credits (3.75) have been approved by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

For more information about the summit, or to request registration forms, contact [email protected]or call (404) 272-4470.

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