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Top 10 Largest Employers (Alphabetical)

Eagle Granite Co., Inc.

Hillcrest Granite Co., Inc.

Ingles Markets, Inc.

Keystone Memorials, Inc.

Matthews Granite Company

Mollertech South, LLC

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

Pinnacle Bank

Walmart

Whitlow Electric Co., Inc.

Source: Georgia Department of Labor Area Labor Profile, Feb. 2020

Wages & Income (Elbert County)

Average Hourly Wage:

Average Weekly Wage:

Average Annual Wage:

Per Capita Income:

Median Household Income:

$17.25

$690

$35,880

$22,593

$37,943

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, 2019

Major Employment Sectors

Construction
Granite Industry
Fabricated Metal
Wholesale Trade
Transportation/Warehousing
Finance/Insurance
Healthcare
Government (All)

% Employment

2.2%
18.9%
1.2%
10.0%
1.3%
3.2%
6.4%
22.2%

Avg. Weekly Wage

$829
$734
$703
$828
$727
$1,079
$624
$720

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, 2018 Yearly Averages

Technical & Career Education

The Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College serves more than 500 credit students from Elbert, Hart and Wilkes counties, and other surrounding counties. Athens Technical College is a valuable community resource, providing technical education, career training and economic development resources such as customized training, continuing education and industry certifications.

Programs of study include diesel equipment technology, welding, industrial systems technology, precision machining and manufacturing, health information management, electrical construction and maintenance, among others. Non-credit workforce development programs are taught on-site at the company or at the campus and can be scheduled to accommodate all shifts. Athens Tech administers the Georgia Quick Start and the Retraining Tax Credit programs for clients in its service area.

Top 10 Technical College Certificates (2018)

335

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

266

Welding Technology/ Welder

227

Electrician

220

Cosmetology/ Cosmetologist

213

Computer Installation & Repair Technology/Technician

147

Accounting Technology/ Technician and Bookkeeping

118

Child Care Provider/ Assistant

117

Criminal Justice/ Safety Studies

111

Business Administration & Management, General

105

Design and Visual Communications, General

Colleges & Universities

Each year, area colleges and universities grant thousands of bachelor and graduate degrees to students across a variety of academic fields. These talented graduates are eager to make an impact in the workforce and are available to fill entry level, associate, and management roles, depending on your open positions and business type.

Elbert County Public Schools

With a four-year graduation rate of 90.5%, Elbert County High School is outpacing the state average by more than eight percentage points. Advanced academic opportunities at the high school include honors courses, AP courses and dual enrollment through Athens Tech. The middle school offers four courses for high school credit to qualified eighth graders. In 2018, 96% of ECHS graduates were Career Pathway completers and ECHS is home to the only Granite Technology Pathway in the state.
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