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Jobless numbers drop in Hinesville

While jobless numbers statewide, including Coastal Georgia as a whole were up in April, the employment picture in Hinesville actually improved last month.

May 29, 2009 | Staff report | Business


‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Program Provides Affordable Natural Gas Service for Credit-Challenged Customers

ATLANTA - As the ongoing recession leaves a growing number of people with uncertain budgets and difficult choices, Gas South is providing consumers with a payment option to help ensure the availability of affordable residential natural gas service. The Atlanta-based natural gas provider's pay-as-you-go program was developed for credit-challenged customers who may have recently relocated or are dealing with financial challenges that prevent them from paying the deposits required by other natural gas providers.

May 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State offers incentives to job seekers

ATLANTA - Unemployed Georgians who participate in a state work training program will be eligible for money to help give their job search a boost.

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday that the new "Be Work Ready" initiative would give $50 or $100 gift cards to those who earn a state work ready certificate or who improve their job skills through free, online training. The money is designed to help offset job search expenses.

May 28, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Initial jobless claims drop unexpectedly

WASHINGTON - The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.

But the number of people continuing to receive unemployment benefits rose to 6.78 million - the largest total on records dating back to 1967 and the 17th straight record week. The figures for continuing claims lag behind initial claims by one week.

May 28, 2009 | By Christopher Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


8,000 homes on way to Riceboro area

Rave reviews followed the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission unanimous recommendation to rezone more than 10,000 acres of unincorporated Liberty County for a mixed-use development.

May 23, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local stylist to work on BET program

BET Sunday Best gives singers a chance to show off their vocal abilities. A nationwide search is conducted in cities across the country and the top contestants perform weekly in front of a live audience in Atlanta, striving to win the title of "Sunday Best."

May 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA contract flap settled

After previous hesitations, the Liberty County Development Authority unanimously decided to contract with Strategic Business Solutions Unlimited for work on a minority and women business enterprise initiative.

May 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Congress looking at credit card limits

WASHINGTON - Unable to stop the tide of foreclosures and job losses, lawmakers are hoping to give voters at least some breathing room in the economic downturn by banning arbitrary credit card rate hikes and excessive fees.

Legislation that would impose new restrictions on the industry was expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday. With the House having endorsed a similar measure already, Democratic leaders said they hoped to send a final version to the president to sign by week's end.

May 19, 2009 | By Anne Flaherty Associated Press writer | Business


Business workshop on customer service

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Southern University are continuing their workshop series by offering "Superior Customer Service and Business Etiquette"

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses using bankruptcy

Bankruptcy seems to be unwelcomed, but still an alternative for the "credit heavy," according Raven Owen, housing counselor with JCVision & Associates.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local GM, Chrysler dealers not being closed

"This is the classic thing: No news is good news," Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, said Friday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Businesses challenged to held Dorchester

After months of work and fundraising, including the Dorchester Academy Kick-off Rally, the possibility of refurbishing the former boys dormitory is moving closer to reality. However, the hard work is not finished and the Dorchester Improvement Association still needs financial contributions.

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Credit union opens in Midway

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The Interstate Federal Credit Union on Highway 84, across from the Midway Post Office, is open for business. During the ceremony, Interstate Federal Credit Union President Stacie Branch and several of the union's board members, along with chamber board members and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon at the new facility.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Job workshops cover resumes, interviews

Job seekers can now register for Georgia Southern University's two newest career development workshops at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tattoo parlor opens for business

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The New Body Tattoo Studio in the Midway Mall on Butler Avenue is ready for customers. At the ceremony, owner T.J. Newsome, along with family members, business associates, chamber board members, staffers and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

A recently published BankRate.com survey discovered roughly half of all working Americans and 75 percent of millennials do not own any stock or 401(k) plans.

April 18, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Savannah Tech sets career fairs

Area employers are invited to participate in the multi-campus Savannah Technical College's School to Work Career Fairs.

April 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

Americans might not hate taxes as much as everyone thinks.

April 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online.

April 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

More than half of all welfare recipients (56 percent) rely on government assistance because their job doesn’t pay enough, not because they're unemployed, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley.

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Property transfers April 13

Recent property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Crowdsource funding bails out businesses taking unpopular stands

What happens when a local business needs to shutdown after taking a moral stand on an political issue like serving food at a LGBT wedding ceremony? It starts GoFundMe campaigns.

April 16, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Area economy growing a fastest pace in decade

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Surcharge surprises tourism industry

Happening late in the evening of March 31, some hoped against hope that it was just an elaborate April Fools' Day prank.

April 16, 2015 | By Jim Morekis Correspondent | Business


Better balance is top desire of career-changers, survey says

It was about this time four years ago that I started to seriously consider making a career change.

April 16, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing.

April 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Property transfers for March 23-April 2

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from March 23 through April 2 show the following property transfers:

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Majors in business and engineering may maximize chances of getting a high-paying job

For many high school and college students, the main reason they prepare for and go to college is to have a stable, high-paying job after graduation. The trick is to find the major that will maximize job opportunities as well as earning power.

April 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


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