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.
If you’ve been out of the job interview game for a while, jumping back in is intimidating. Should you emphasize your title? What relevant skills matter most? Where do you start? Whether you’re an accomplished job applicant or a newbie, here are tips for standing out from the crowd:
Every job has requirements. Factory workers are required to do specific tasks every day. Doctors have to abide by certain health and ethical codes in caring for patients. Cooks have to prepare food according to the menu.
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