PEACHTREE CORNERS – On Wednesday, the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) announced that Bill Rodgers, a seasoned C-level business executive with experience as a key leader of Fortune 500 companies like Johnson Controls and Waste Management, would oversee the organization’s newly created Workforce Solutions division.

The Workforce Solutions arm of GCO bolsters the organization’s efforts to help the unemployed find work. As Vice President, Rodgers will help establish new programs and resources to aid Georgia businesses in successfully hiring un- and underemployed men and women.

“It’s rare to find an organization so uniquely positioned to address an issue as critical as unemployment,” Rodgers said. “Not only does GCO understand the full extent of challenges faced by un- and underemployed men and women, but they are also well-positioned as leaders with key stakeholders and communities across the state. It’s exciting to join a team that is perfectly postured to make an impact in the lives of families and set an example that can be replicated in other states.”

President and CEO Randy Hicks said he is “thrilled” to welcome Rodgers, who brings over three decades of top-tier business strategy and community leadership to GCO.

“Georgia’s economy is growing and yet threatened with a workforce shortage. But the greatest sense of urgency stems from our concern for the many Georgians who face barriers to enter the workforce,” said Hicks. “Bill’s expertise and understanding of the needs faced by the business community will be a great asset as we fervently work to create access to success for all.”

Since 2001, Rodgers respectively served as the President and CEO of Four 12 Solutions, Goodcents Holdings, Inc., and Emcor Facilities Services, Inc. He is a graduate of Florida Southern College and currently resides in Milton.

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