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15 Programming Skills Employers Want Most


More and more employers are requiring some programming skills for anyone interested in career associated with technology. The good people at ReadWrite.com have compiled a list of the 15 programming skills most desired by employers. The number one most desired skill is SQL. According to the report...

Atlanta #6 in Battle for Information Jobs


A Forbes.com ranking of the top cities in the U.S. for attracting “Information Technology” jobs has metro-Atlanta at #6 overall. With an employment growth of 4.8% in 2012 and a three-year growth near 9%, Atlanta ranks behind only San Jose, San Francisco, New Orleans, Boston, and Austin. According...

Top Golf – Coming to Georgia


Alpharetta, GA will soon be home to one of America’s top “golfing venues”, Top Golf. According to Top Golf officials, TopGolf is the only entertainment center of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels and advanced technology to track every player’s shot. Those...

Made in Georgia? Find Out!


The first Georgia Manufacturing Expo is scheduled for June 8 at the Gwinnett Arena. The event is meant to showcase products made in Georgia. The man behind the idea to promote “Georgia Made” is Jason Moss. He believes that if Georgians knew what was actually made here in our state they would choose...

Atlanta Home Market – Bidding Wars!


Prices in the Atlanta housing market jumped 19% from March 2012 to March 2013 according to a report from the S&P/Case Schiller home price index. Nationwide home prices increased by 10.2% as the national housing market continues a strong recovery. Home prices in Atlanta and the nation remain...

Hitachi to Add 250 Jobs in Walton County


Monroe, GA-based Hitachi Automotive Systems America will invest $80 million and add 250 jobs to its already existing workforce of 375. Governor Nathan Deal made the announcement at the company’s facility in Walton County. According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Economic...

Seven Georgia Insurers Join Healthcare Exchange


Some of the biggest names in the health insurance marketplace will begin offering plans through the national healthcare exchange. Aetna, Alliant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Coventry, Humana, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, and Peach State will offer a range of plans for individuals in...

Farmworker Shortage: Solution, higher pay & more hours


The much discussed shortage of farm labor has apparently caused agriculture employers to raise compensation in order to increase output. According to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farm operators paid their hired workers an average wage of $11.91 per hour during the April 2013...

Hiring Managers – Supermodels?


A leading Human Resources executive says the key to finding that right job is to treat company hiring managers like they are a supermodel. Dominic Bokich is a talent acquisition specialist who hires an average of 1 person a day. He says the problem most job seekers face is a lack of individualizing...

NW Georgia Water Park Opens – Creating 50 New Jobs


The Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park has been a fixture in northwest Georgia for 88 years. Now for the first time since the 1960’s the park has expanded adding a multi-million dollar water park. The new SoakYa water park is five-acres large and includes pools, water slides and an adventure river....

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