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.
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.
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.
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.
The Long County Development Authority discussed setting labor-force requirements for future businesses that will be located in the Industrial Park in the county.
Coastal Communications, A CenturyTel company, recently announced the promotion of Michelle Adams to the position of business account executive.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Fred's has launched an effort to help its customers make sure they receive the maximum amount possible on their tax rebate.
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.
People are worried about their jobs with the economy apparently teetering on recession.
Both proponents and critics are weighing in on the Federal Communication Commission's decision to uphold a policy of net neutrality.
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.
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.
During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.
I'm always writing about the virtues of flexible schedules and work-life balance.
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?
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.
Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour may not be as altruistic as some would believe.
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.
Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.
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.
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.
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.
Business owners and managers in the Hinesville area now have a new digital agency to help increase their customer base.
Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.