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Georgia's initial unemployment insurance claims down in May, up for year

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 44,711 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in May, down 13.4 percent from April. Most of the decline in claims came in manufacturing industries.

July 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Labor department to televise 14th annual job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 14th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2008, will originate from Atlanta, Albany and Toccoa. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV channel 10 in Albany and WNEG-TV channel 32 in Toccoa.

July 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Governor Perdue announces $7M in OneGeorgia awards

STATESBORO - Gov. Sonny Perdue and members of the OneGeorgia Authority Board met today at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro where they approved the grants and loans from the OneGeorgia Authority's portfolio of financing programs including Equity, EDGE, BRIDGE and E 9-1-1. These projects, along with their respective local leadership representatives, were recognized at the OneGeorgia board meeting.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA hires director of work force development and existing business

At the May meeting of the Liberty County Development Authority, Ronald Tolley, the authority's CEO, announced the hiring of DeLisa Espada for the newly created position of director of work force development and existing business.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Development Authority discusses labor-force requirements

The Long County Development Authority discussed setting labor-force requirements for future businesses that will be located in the Industrial Park in the county.

June 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal's Adams promoted to business account executive

Coastal Communications, A CenturyTel company, recently announced the promotion of Michelle Adams to the position of business account executive.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP Office donates color copier to Tri-County Protective Agency

VIP Office Furniture & Supply, in an effort to get other businesses and community leaders to exhibit the same type of generosity, donated a desktop color copier to the Tri-County Protective Agency.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Interstate Paper, Liberty County acknowledge beneficial relationship

When three privately owned corrugating manufacturers from the northeast began looking for a captive supply of linerboard back in the mid-1960s, a group of civic leaders showed them exactly what they needed in Liberty County, and Interstate Paper was born. Since then, Liberty County and Interstate Paper in Riceboro have shared a mutually beneficial relationship.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Newlyweds Need to Reconcile Investment Styles

June is one of the most popular months for weddings. This may be due, in part, to June being named for Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage. Of course, Juno and her husband, Jupiter, probably had very little trouble with money, but if you are getting married this month, you and your spouse will need to work together on your finances - which means, among other things, that you will have to reconcile your investment styles.

June 20, 2008 | By Matt Cardella Columnist | Business


Governor halts automatic gas tax hike

ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday halted what would have been a 2.9 cent per gallon jump in the state gasoline tax, saying the state should not be taking advantage of a tax windfall driven by spiking prices at the pump.

June 18, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Amanda Pommerenck joins Spring Tide Communities as project manager

GLYNN COUNTY - Spring Tide Communities, LLC, a leading real estate development firm headquartered in coastal Georgia, recently hired Amanda Pommerenck as project manager. In her new position, Pommerenck oversees the site development of Independence, a master-planned community in Hinesville, and The Peninsula at Golden Isles, an environmentally-responsible community located in the heart of Glynn County.

June 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Work-ready workshop comes to Savannah Tech

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will host a Georgia Work Ready Business Workshop at 8:30 a.m. until noon June 10 in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus.

June 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tax rebate information at local discount store

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Fred's has launched an effort to help its customers make sure they receive the maximum amount possible on their tax rebate.

June 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Arby's fundraiser for Big Brothers-Sisters

SAVANNAH -- Arby's is launching a national community fundraiser to raise money and awareness for youth-mentoring, and area residents may use it to make a difference in their own local communities.

June 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


County sponsors job fair

People are worried about their jobs with the economy apparently teetering on recession.

June 12, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


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FCC says the Internet is a utility, and this is why it matters

Both proponents and critics are weighing in on the Federal Communication Commission's decision to uphold a policy of net neutrality.

March 04, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Readers offer tips for building trust with remote workers

For all of its advantages — maybe even a better love life, as I mentioned last week — there are some challenges that come with working from home.

March 03, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

I'm always writing about the virtues of flexible schedules and work-life balance.

February 25, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?

February 25, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.

February 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour may not be as altruistic as some would believe.

February 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Thanks to the Internet, the world has come to expect instant gratification in its quest for information. But the expectation of cheap, fast delivery has come at a price: It has become harder for artists, writers and musicians to make a living selling their work.

February 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Business


Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.

February 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


New RH plant already adding workers

Caesarstone, a manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill and create 130 additional jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Nathan Deal's office. The plan for expansion, which quietly has been in the works under code name "Project Honey," comes before the opening of Caesarstone's new plant at Belfast Commerce Centre.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Allstate honors local agency

Holtzman Insurance Agency recently received Allstate's distinguished agency award for outstanding performance in 2014. The Holtzmans received an expense-paid trip to Hawaii in June 2015.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


New ad agency offers digital options

Business owners and managers in the Hinesville area now have a new digital agency to help increase their customer base.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


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