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Michael Thurmond: We Can Claim Our Economic Destiny

It is well known in Georgia politics that you should never follow Michael Thurmond to the podium.  Not when he is speaking with passion about his primary passion, putting people back to work.

State labor commissioner by title, Thurmond is the unemployed people’s champion.  He saw a better future in career centers than in sending folks to the unemployment office.  So he threw out the old, depressing model and created a new model focused on getting ready to go back to work. Department of Labor Job Fairs attract thousands. One in Atlanta this year drew almost 17,000. Continue reading

November 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment