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Census jobs available in Ludowici, Allenhurst

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for people from Long County and Allenhurst to fill jobs when the 2010 national count is conducted.

October 19, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


State jobless rate hangs at 10.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported this week that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10.1 percent from August to September. Previously, the August rate had been reported at 10.2 percent, but was revised downward slightly.

October 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Quality Inn staffer gets APEX award

Barbara Walthour of the Quality Inn at Fort Stewart in Hinesville has received a front desk service excellence award from Choice Hotels International, which recognizes properties and individuals that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence.

October 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Concerted Services seeks award nominations

Concerted Services is accepting nominations for the Winton Bell/Jeofry J. Jones Humanitarian Award and the D.C. Anderson/Rufus Futch Volunteer of the Year Award.

October 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


DoD has money to help military own homes

The Department of Defense recently announced details for the temporary expansion of the Homeowners Assistance Program. Using $555 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this program is designed to partially reimburse eligible military personnel, surviving spouses and federal civilian employees whose service to the nation has required them to relocate and sell their primary residence at a loss.

October 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Business owner advises Rotary members

Kevin Thomas' message to the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday

October 12, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


New medical office focuses on foot, ankles

Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists has opened its newest and fifth practice in Hinesville.

October 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia-Pacific earns forest award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia-Pacific has been recognized for its efforts in increasing understanding of the sustainable forestry initiative fiber sourcing program and how it supports family forest owners across North America.

October 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New option available to home buyers

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs recently announced a new down payment assistance option to its Georgia Dream Homeownership Program. The Georgia Dream "Plus" option offers down payment and closing cost assistance for first-time home buyers with incomes up to 100 percent of their area median incomes.

October 05, 2009 | Staff report | Business


SNF Chemtal accepts state trade award

SNF, the largest industrial employer in Liberty County, recently won the 2009 Governor's International Award in the international trade, small/medium business category at an event in Atlanta sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Metro Atlanta Chamber and World Trade Center Atlanta.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Home-based business owners welcomed

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the gazebo on South Main Street for new home-based business owners James and Karen Bell of Rottweiler Vending and Ardysslife.com/kbell.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Uniform store makrs anniversary

School Uniforms Outlet recently marked its two-year anniversary. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce celebrated with store owners Darryl and Jacqueline Stewart at an anniversary party.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Seminar planned for first-time homebuyers

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors and The Coastal Bank will have a free, first-time home buying seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the bank, 101 S. Main St. The public is invited.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sales tax holiday for conservation this week

ATLANTA - Energy-saving and water-efficient products will be sold without sales taxes in Georgia for a four-day period beginning Thursday.

Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy star-qualified or WaterSense-labeled products that cost $1,500 or less per item.

September 30, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Leadership program deadline nears

For those who want to participate in the Leadership Liberty program, the sign-up deadline is quickly approaching.

September 28, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Business


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Young people seek part-time work, more flexibility, survey shows

The last few weeks have reminded me, yet again, that I really need more hours in every day.

May 26, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Should your company hire a rock star? Yankee fans wouldn't

Research reported by Harvard Business Review reports an interesting phenomenon. When “rock star” employees — Fortune 100 CEOs, chief software developers and top “hot shots” in advertising, consulting and law — get hired away, in many cases the luster of their all-star performances lessen.

May 26, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


How strict should parents really be?

A new poll by YouGov found when it comes to the American family, strictness is seen as a virtue, not a vice.

May 26, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tech company opens Hinesville office

Speros, a full-service technology company based in Savannah, held a grand opening Wednesday for its new satellite office in Hinesville.

May 26, 2015 | By Kayla Rand | Business


Development authority deals with infastructure

The Liberty County Development Authority on Wednesday approved entering into a partnership with the city of Hinesville and the Liberty County Board of Commissioners to pay off an extension on MidCoast Regional Airport.

May 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters portray their women heroes.

May 25, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Grand opening for real estate office

Liberty Real Estate Services held a grand opening April 30 for its new office in Ludowici.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


American employees miss out on average $1,300 annually, report says

American workers are leaving an average $1,336 each year on the table by not contributing enough money into their company's 401(k) savings plan to get the "free money" that comes from the employer's matching contribution, according to a report by Financial Engines.

May 20, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Business


How quickly interviewers decide if they'll hire you or not

While it's important to prepare thoroughly for an interview, it may be even more important to make an enduring impression.

May 20, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.

May 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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