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Private Business Strong in Georgia


Inc. Magazine has recently released its seventh annual Inc. 5000 list - a list of the nation's fastest growing private companies. According to Inc., the list represents the most important segment of the economy, independent entrepreneurs. "Not all the companies on the Inc. 5000 are in glamorous...

Atlanta Company Makes Top 20 in Super Bowl Commercial Contest


Two months ago, Georgia Works introduced the Intuit "Small Business Big Game" contest. As a recap, because Intuit believes that small businesses drive the American economy, they are giving one small business a commercial spot during the Super Bowl. One business from Atlanta made it through the...

Atlanta #3 for Job Seekers


There are certain U.S. cities that are more promising than others for finding employment. Jacquelyn Smith of Forbes, informs job seekers which cities are most attractive (and least attractive). “These three cities, D.C., Hartford and Atlanta, have a lot going for them economically and are homes to...

Atlanta Construction Jobs Strong


Although not at its highest levels, construction employment is on the rise in the majority of metro cities and states reports the Associated General Contractors of America. In fact, the Atlanta metro area ranks second in construction new hires adding 8,500 hires from October 2012 through October...

New Physician Assistant Program


With a shortage of Physician Assistants in Georgia, the Georgia campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) plans to open a physician assistant program, reports the Albany Herald. "It's an exceptional opportunity for PCOM to expand its reach and provision of services to...

What Happened to Black Friday? [AUDIO}


What was once easily defined as the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday has taken on a whole new meaning and can no longer be defined by a single day. This week on Georgia Works Radio we talk to retail expert John Talbot who teaches retailing at Indiana University. He says Black Friday is no...

Career Fairs and Events for December 2nd - 6th


Please click on each event for detailed information. Monday, December 2nd Kelly Services from 1pm to 3pm at the Gwinnett County Career Center Tuesday, December 3rd Omni Group from 10am to 12 Noon at the Athens Career Center RGIS from 10am to 12 Noon at the Cobb/Cherokee Career Center, Marietta AT...

Stone Mountain Park: Lights, Action, and Jobs


Tis the season for holiday jobs and holiday sightseeing. Stone Mountain Park has them both. Christmas in Stone Mountain, which runs through Janurary 1st, brings thousands of visitors to the state park for live Christmas shows, parades, lights and experiences. The Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Resort...

Atlanta Tech Village Hosting Holiday Showcase


Atlanta Tech Village is hosting a holiday showcase to celebrate Atlanta's hottest technology startups and technological developments this past year. The showcase is sponsored by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and BDO.  It will be held on Wednesday, December 4th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. at the...

Smashburger Expanding in Atlanta


Smashburger is expanding its presence in five markets, which include Atlanta, the company announced. Other cities include Orlando, Jacksonville, Oakland, and Charlotte. Scott Crane, CEO of Smashburger, comments, “Smashburger has seen great success in rekindling Americans’ love affair with burgers...

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