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.
The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation.
With a wink to its core customer, the 18-25-year-old, non-discerning white male, McDonald’s released an ad in January mocking heath nuts.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 17 for Essence Hair Salon to celebrate the opening of its new salon at 452 W. Gen. Screven Way, Suite D in Hinesville.
Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.
One of the most talked about moments from the Women in the World Summit 2015, an annual event that aims to explore "the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe" that was held in New York City from April 22 to April 24, was a stirring poem from a sixth-grader.
A generation or so ago, options for buying a car were limited.
It’s graduation season, and that means hundreds of thousands of graduates nationwide are now turning their attention to landing their dream jobs.
What's the happiest country in the world? The answer isn't as simple as the question.
Georgia employers now have another option for paying their employees: prepaid payroll debit cards, according to a recent bulletin from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Center for Competitiveness.
Hinesville's Tractor Supply Co. recently donated $1,000 in tools and equipment to support the construction pathway at Liberty College and Career Academy. Store manager Matt Greig became aware of the program at LCCA from two media specialists who work in the district and then contacted LCCA. The tools will be used in the construction pathway on skills that help make students employable in the construction and carpentry trades.
The efficiency of the American welfare state is no minor issue of debate. Each year, the president and Congress negotiate the best ways to distribute funds in the federal budget, and each year there are those who call for major reforms to the social safety net, from both the left and the right. Some, typically from the conservatives in Congress, call for reduced spending on welfare initiatives, while others, typically the liberals, call for increases and expansions.
“If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?”
Almost one-third of Americans aren’t saving for retirement, according to a 2014 survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Of all the myths surrounding the mystical characteristics of the millennial generation, the belief that they don't have jobs is now the most demonstrably false.
Speros, a national technology company headquartered in Savannah, will open a satellite office in Hinesville on May 20.