ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 51,604 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in April, up 21.3 percent from March. The increase in claims came across-the-board in manufacturing, construction, trade and services.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area declined to 4.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of 1 percent from a revised 5.0 percent in March. However, the rate was up from 4.6 percent in April 2007.
USDA Rural Development celebrates Home Ownership Month each year in June. However, Sanches Deloach is celebrating a little early this year.
Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, has announced that the dealership will having a customer appreciation Saturday as a thank you to the community for the dealership being named GM Dealer of the Year.
Liberty County has recently made a state-recognized step to cut unemployment by applying for a Georgia Work Ready Community certification.
LUDOWICI -- At a special meeting on May 9, the Long County Development Authority pulled the plug on a proposed new business, which appeared to be going into the industrial park on Highway 84.
SAVANNAH -- The Career Services Department of Savannah Technical College has launched a new program, eRecruiting.
Hinesville's Next Step program drew a lot of interest May 3 during its homebuyer education workshop, making it the largest to date.
Officials recently announced the selection of a logo for the MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield, as well as a tagline that touts the joint-use facility as Georgia's Executive Choice.
Employees of the Comcast office in Hinesville were among the 50,000 Comcast employees, families and friends who participated in the seventh annual "Comcast Cares Day," one of the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts, Saturday.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported last week that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area declined to 5.0 percent in March, down two-tenths of one percent from 5.2 percent in February.
SAVANNAH -- Coastal Bankshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, The Coastal Bank, have acquired BankSouth's Savannah branches as part of a plan to expand The Coastal Bank's footprint and increase assets.
A Liberty/Long County job fair, sponsored by the Liberty County Department of Labor Employee Committee of Hinesville, will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Savannah Technical College's Hinesville campus.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has moved more than 2 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) so far this fiscal year, July-February, for an increase of 6.2 percent, or an additional 119,318 TEUs.
SAVANNAH - McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Savannah area to wake up and taste the free coffee.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.