The Georgia Department of Labor reported July 20 that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 15,397, up 837 from 14,560.
Georgia has received $30 million in Recovery Act funds for direct home loans through USDA Rural Development for qualifying families considered to have low and very low incomes to purchase or build a home in a rural area.
Finding a central location where day laborers can meet was one of several topics taken up by the Hinesville City Council during a planning workshop earlier this month.
Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced that Long County is one of 11 communities in Georgia to earn a Certified Work Ready designation.
SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently hired Richelle Barrett as the bank manager at the Hinesville office. Her responsibilities include directing and managing the staff and operations of the branch.
Liberty County workers may take the Georgia Work Ready assessment test from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus. The Work Ready initiative, which officials say ensures workers have valuable skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities, is sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, the city of Hinesville, Savannah Technical College, the Liberty County Board of Education, the Liberty County Development Authority, the Department of Labor and several private organizations.
Homes for Heroes, a company affiliated with realtors, lenders and other real estate service providers, facilitates rebates and discounts for military personnel, police officers, firefighters, teachers, first responders and others who serve communities and the nation. The program is now available in Hinesville.
Riceboro City Council member Chris Stacy shared the early results of his city's efforts to put young people to work during Thursday's mid-month county commission meeting. Through the Summer Youth Training program, teens living in Riceboro are placed in summer jobs to learn about the workplace and explore future career options.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new member, Linx2Linx Service Teams, Inc.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new member, Larry's Giant Subs, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Hinesville has a new clothing and accessories store. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently admitted new member Justin Frasier, who owns Exclusive-Men, Women & Accessories. The chamber recently had a ribbon cutting and grand opening at the store at 908 S. Main St., suite 103.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.0 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in May. This is the 33rd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.5 percent.
The American Cancer Society in Richmond Hill received a $1,000 donation July 7 from volunteer Lynn Bennett.
The Georgia Chamber's Election Central webpage is live. Visitors to the site will find links to candidate information, voter resources, and key election dates.
ATLANTA - Back-to-school shoppers in Georgia won't get the benefit of a sales tax holiday this year.
Many landowners in southeastern Georgia have seen their pine trees die this summer. Even if you were fortunate enough that the pines on your own ...
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Boots Sports Bar and Grill on Sept. 30 at the restaurant ...
Small Business Assistance Corporation has federal funds available to assist small businesses in Coastal Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.
Because of the prevalence of scam artists who moved into an area after a disaster to offer services and then don't perform any of ...
Dear loyal readers,
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's next Progress Through People Luncheon will focus on two short movies that were shot in Liberty County.
If you are called the best in town, you must be doing something right.
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