SOLD OUT!!! CHAPTER MEETING: Workforce Trends on the Horizon in 2020**
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SOLD OUT!!! CHAPTER MEETING: Workforce Trends on the Horizon in 2020**

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Cobb Galleria Centre - Meeting Room 105
2 Galleria Parkway SE
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Workforce Trends on the Horizon in 2020 | February 25, 2020

As we look to achieve success with the workforce of the future, it's vital for HR Professionals to understand the business landscape in metro Atlanta and Georgia as a whole. 

GA Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will join SHRM-Atlanta to shed light on coming workforce trends. Commissioner Butler will share insights from the vast knowledge of his office including:

  • economic and workforce trends for Georgia and, specifically Atlanta
  • what’s on the workforce horizon for 2020 and beyond
  • trends in education that are impacting workforce readiness and
  • how movements by large business players like Amazon can impact our market

If you are like most organizations in Atlanta, concerned about economic developments and how they can/will affect our local workforce, this is a discussion you won’t want to miss. 


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am         Registration and Networking
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am       Program

    **Stay after the program and join us for an in-person presentation of How to Leverage Your SHRM-Atlanta Membership, designed for all members to learn more about SHRM-Atlanta.


Continuing Education Credit

This program is approved for 1 hour of SHRM PDC/HRCI CEU credit.

Advance Registration DeadlineFebruary 18, 2020


Mark Butler | Commissioner, Georgia Department of Labor 

Mark Butler became Georgia’s first Republican Commissioner of Labor on January 10, 2011. Commissioner Butler’s continuing goal is to create valuable workforce solutions through strategic alliances and community relationships. Butler has developed several new programs that have strengthened the Labor Department’s relationships between employers, job seekers, and Georgia’s future workforce.

In 2013, Butler created the Business Services Unit which helps businesses streamline the hiring process by creating job descriptions and recruiting job seekers. Staffed with experts in the field of recruiting, applicants are screened and referred to the company based upon their qualifications. As a former business owner, Butler understands the benefits of government agencies partnering with businesses to encourage economic growth.

Strongly believing that a prepared workforce is key to Georgia’s economic future, Butler has also incorporated a first of its kind program, GeorgiaBEST. GeorgiaBEST began as a high school based certificate program to help students become “work ready” based on their understanding of soft skills and vital work habits. GeorgiaBEST has become so successful that the Georgia Department of Labor has recently expanded the program to include GeorgiaBEST@School (Pre-K through Post-Secondary), GeorgiaBEST@Work, and GeorgiaBEST@Home.

A native of Carrollton, Georgia, Butler graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Public Administration. Commissioner Butler and his family are members of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton. 


TicketsAdvance Registration Deadline: February 18, 2020

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Member $40 $55
Future Member $60 $75
Student Member $20 $35


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Please mail your check, along with the form to:

2849 Paces Ferry Road, SE
Overlook 1, Suite 205
Atlanta, GA 30339






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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Deadline: February 18, 2020

Can’t make it? Can someone else from your office attend in your place? Substitutions are allowed; however, the non-member rate may apply. To transfer your registration please submit your request via email to info@SHRMAtlanta.orgWould you like to transfer an upcoming registration from one event to another? Requests for transfers must be made by the event cancellation date, usually seven days prior to the event.

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