District 4 Congressman Hank Johnson was in Conyers on Feb 23, 2023 to announce a $300,000 federal grant to support workforce development in Conyers and Rockdale County.
The grant, with a matching amount of $300,000 from Rockdale County, will be used to enhance the workforce development programs of the city of Conyers and the Rockdale Development Authority. Plans for the funds include a more sophisticated communication infrastructure, which will reach more potential employees — including non-violent ex-offenders and other difficult-to-train candidates. It will provide potential employers an opportunity to communicate available jobs on a real-time basis and better coordinate their efforts with those of surrounding jurisdictions. The funding will also be used to more effectively and efficiently respond to industries interested in moving to or expanding to the region.