By Sara Ray, Douglas County Chamber
The Douglas County Chamber announces the placement of Certified Work Ready Community Signs.
Douglas County and Douglasville were awarded the designation of being a “Georgia Certified Work Ready Community” in late 2010 by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal after meeting several criteria over a three year period, set by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development. The designation signifies that the Douglas County community continues to make strides working with its business, education, workforce and economic development leaders to set and meet common goals that will give the county an economic edge when companies are looking for a place to locate.
After receiving the work ready designation, two signs declaring our community’s certification were provided by the Governor’s office; one was installed at Douglas Boulevard just West of I-20 and the other at Thornton Road, north bound at North Blair’s Bridge Road.
We wanted as many people as possible to know that our community had achieved this designation when we heard that Certified Work Ready Employer, DeNyse Signs would be providing us with two additional signs. A short time later we learned that the County Department of Transportation would be providing four more signs. Director Randy Hulsey said that they also wanted to increase the coverage of the Work Ready designation to include several of the employment centers in the county.
In addition to the Douglas Boulevard and Thornton Road/Blairs Bridge locations, signs have been placed on Thornton Road, south bound at Highway 78, Highway 5, north bound at Central Church Road, Thornton Road, north bound at Fulton County, Riverside Parkway west bound at Cobb County, Dallas Highway, just south of the City Reader Board, and at west Bankhead Highway, just inside the Douglasville city limits.
The Chamber would like to thank City of Douglasville Director of Transportation and Sanitation, Greg Roberts, County Director of Transportation, Randy Hulsey and Jennifer and Allen DeNyse of DeNyse Signs, Inc. for giving us the opportunity to let travelers along those routes know that our community continues to work together to attract business and industry by fostering the growth of a stronger, more qualified workforce.