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Hinesville jobless rate drops

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for November was 7.5 percent, down 0.5 percent from October, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday. The rate fell as new jobs were added and new layoffs, as measured by initial unemployment insurance claims, dropped. Metro Hinesville added 200 new jobs in November, pushing the total to 20,100, up 1.0 percent, from 19,900 in October. Most of the job growth came in the goods-producing sector, which includes manufacturing and construction, and the service-related industries. Also, there were 174 new claims for unemployment insurance filed in November, a decrease ...

December 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sears store changes management

Sears Hometown Store held a ribbon cutting Monday at their Hinesville store at 103B W. Gen. Screven Way.

December 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Scented oil store opens

Vennita's Scented Body Oils held a ribbon cutting Nov. 25 at 207 EG Miles Parkway in Hinesville.

December 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tractor Supply raises money for 4-H

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with the National 4-H Council, recently announced the fundraising results of its fall 2014 Paper Clover Campaign.

December 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone company names new executive

CenturyLink Inc. has implemented a new four-region structure within the United States and has named Kevin McCarter president of its east region

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber seeking nominees for honors

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from the community for Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year.

December 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bar and grill opens inside motel

JJ's Bar and Grill held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14 at 726 W. Oglethorpe Highway inside the EconoLodge hotel.

December 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Dec. 3-9

Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office Dec. 3-9 included:

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Financial service opens office here

Lendmark Financial Services LLC held a ribbon cutting Nov. 21 at the company's new Hinesville location, 119 W. Hendry St.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Dec. 1-2

The following warranty and quit-claim deeds were filed with the Liberty County clerk of courts office on Dec. 1 adn 2:

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


City earns financial-reporting award

The city of Hinesville's comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2013 qualified for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The certificate is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada as the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up 4.3 percent in November

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Georgia's net tax collections for November totaled nearly $1.46 billion, an increase of approximately $60.5 million compared to November 2013. Year-to-date, net tax-revenue collections totaled

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hundreds attend new RH plant's job fair

The lure of jobs making quartz kitchen countertops and tile brought hundreds of people to the Richmond Hill City Center on Tuesday, where the Georgia Department of Labor held a job fair for Caesarstone Technologies, the Israeli-based company building its first U.S. manufacturing plant at the Belfast Commerce Centre.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Property transfers Nov. 17-20

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

December 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Jobless rate falls to 8% here in October

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for October was 8 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.2 percent in September. The rate in October of last year was 8.9 percent.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Social media causes fallout in workplace, leads to potential dismissal

Instagram selfies, Twitter hashtag-campaigns and funny Vines are normal parts of life on the Internet. So, don't be surprised if you find your boss monitoring your social media activity — and taking you to task for something deemed inappropriate.

April 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


The other gender gap less people are talking about

There's another gender gap in America that a lot less people are talking about. Researchers call it "the charity gap."

April 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What it takes to be middle class in each state

"Will Hillary Clinton fight hard enough for the middle class?" economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich asked earlier this month in the Christian Science Monitor. Reich served under former President Bill Clinton.

April 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google, which runs the world’s most popular search engine and email service, is also in the car business.

April 23, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


What really makes something 'cool'

In 2001, journalist and researcher Douglas Rushkoff decided to dive deep into the heart of how marketers target teens. The result was a Frontline PBS special titled “The Merchants of Cool.”

April 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google, which runs the world’s most popular search engine and email service, is also in the car business.

April 23, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How much money should you be saving from each paycheck? More than you think

Saving money might be harder than you think.

April 22, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


How millennials can put an end to their job hunt

Brian Dab and Amanda Rivera are only two years apart in their respective college graduations.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Work-life balance lesson learned from son's comment

It was another hectic Saturday morning.

April 22, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Etsy: Will going corporate change its DIY ethos?

Etsy, an online craft marketplace that brings together buyers and sellers of handmade clothes, art, crafts and other one-of-a-kind products, has some loyal entrepreneurs on edge as the website tries to find its place on Wall Street following a public stock offering.

April 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Google changes mobile search criteria

"Mobilegeddon," as many are calling it, happened Tuesday, courtesy of Google, the predominant web search engine.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Winning the middle class financial battle

Abbey Finch was raised in an upper middle class home, attended expensive private schools and, as she put it, “Basically wanted for nothing and got every opportunity handed to us.”

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


How part-time work could affect your next parent-teacher conference

Roughly 17 percent of workers have “unstable” work schedules that can drastically change from week to week, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute released this month, a trend that is hurting families and contributing to the cycle of poverty.

April 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Downtown merchants want more shoppers

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority is looking at ways to attract more shoppers downtown.

April 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Business


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


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