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Polk County Going Solar


A 10-acre farm is going solar in Polk County. This will be the third solar farm in Polk County and should be completed by 2014, according to the Cedartown Standard. The other two solar farms are in Rockmart and Cedartown. Along with a quiet and low-impact energy source, a major benefit from the...

Bass Pro Shops Setting up Camp in Georgia


The word is out. Bass Pro Shops is coming to Augusta and Emerson. The Columbia County commissioners announced Wednesday that Bass Pro Shops® Outpost will be opening a 50,000 square foot store in the fall of 2014 or early spring 2015. The store will be located near the intersection of I-20 and...

Monster.com Lists Top 6 "Hot Jobs"


Monster.com, the popular worldwide employment search engine, has released “The Top 6 Hot Jobs That Pay Over $80,000 a Year”. Here’s a quick synopsis of Monster's Contributing Writer Tom Mangan’s article highlighting the half-dozen hot jobs. For the full article, please click HERE. Neonatologist...

Largest Web Series Festival in Southeast to be Hosted by Georgia Tech


The Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media, and Communication Technology is hosting the largest Webfest in the Southeast this October. ATL WEBFEST is geared towards growing the digital film and video production industries. The three day event will include screenings, workshops, panels, and...

America’s Most Dangerous States to Work


Sometimes it’s good to be average. A new study from a disability insurance company shows Maine to be the most dangerous state for workers. The study, conducted by the Allsup company, reviewed job-related injury claims that are serious enough to require a job transfer or restriction of job duties....

Teleperformance Adding 130 Jobs in Augusta


Teleperformance, a world-wide customer service operator, is adding 130 more jobs to its Augusta facility, as reported by The Augusta Chronicle. The global company has been operating in a 50,000 square foot building, with about 8,000 square feet of it left unfinished for this present growth. They...

New Fulton County Walmart Means 250 Jobs


A new Walmart Supercenter off of Cascade Road in South Fulton County began this construction past October, and is now ready to hire at least 250 retail employees. Fulton County's Housing and Human Services, Office of Workforce Development is now conducting onsite recruitment, reported by My Fox...

Manufacturing Jobs for Tifton


A Georgia-based trailer manufacturer has announced plans to help bring business and employment opportunities to Tifton. Bullseye Trailers is a custom builder of enclosed cargo trailers. The company distributes finished products to all 50 states. Bullseye owner, Chris Singletary, told Fox 31 News...

Almost 8,000 Georgia Manufacturing Jobs Created in Last Year


A leading report of manufacturing activity shows Georgia increasing jobs for a second consecutive year. The 2014 Georgia Manufacturers Register® reports Georgia gained 7,769 manufacturing jobs from May 2012 to May 2013. The increase represents a 1.6% rise in manufacturing jobs. This figure is also...

Siemens Training Georgia Students


Siemens Corporation, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, has partnered with the Georgia Foundation for Public Education in an effort to promote and train students using advanced STEM initiatives. “The Siemens partnership benefits our state by providing our students access...

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