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Job Picture Looking Better & Better for metro Atlanta

Good News: Atlanta Jobless Rate Falls Again

- Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 3:44pm

The unemployment rate in metro Atlanta has fallen to 7.6% down from 8.5% a year ago, according to a report from the Georgia Department of Labor. The report when on to state, the rate declined as the number of jobs in...

Summer Industries in the Nation's Largest Producer of Recycled Paper Tubes

Kingsland, GA to Become Home of New Manufacturing Plant

- Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 3:33pm

Summer Industries is America’s largest manufacturer of paper tubers, cores, and cans made of recycled paper. The company has plants in Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, Florida, and soon-to-be Georgia. A $3.5...

Certain College Degrees and More in Demand than Others for Employers

5 College Degrees Employers Want Most

- Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 2:34pm

Which college degrees do employers want most? Let's look to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) "Job Outlook 2012" survey for clues. The annual survey is a forecast of employers' intentions to...

Kids II - Maker of Children & Infant Products Announces Atlanta Expansion

Kids II Announces Expansion & New Jobs for Atlanta

- Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:58am

Kids II is one of the world's fastest growing infant and toddler product companies, and is expanding its global workforce. The company has announced 70 new job openings, including 32 in Atlanta. According to a company...

HealthSouth Will Build a Rehabilitation Hospital in Newnan

New Hospital & 125 Jobs for Newnan

- Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 5:53am

The nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, HealthSouth, has announced plans to build a 50-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Newnan, Ga. According to a company...

Sarah Blakely is the Youngest Female Billionaire in the World

Two Atlanta Women Make “100 Most Powerful” List

- Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 9:06pm

Forbes has released their 10th annual list of the “100 Most Powerful” women in the world. Included on this year’s list are two Atlanta residents, Helen Gayle CEO of CARE and Sarah Blakely the founder and CEO of Spanx....

Career Expo Thursday, May 30th 1-4p.m.

Career Expo in Americus, GA THURSDAY!

Jessica Forkel - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:42am

  A Career Expo will be held in Sumter County on Thursday, May 30th from 1-4p.m. with numerous employers, educational institutions and resource agencies that will provide assistance to job seekers. Those who attend...

A 20-story Ferris Wheel Could be Open by June in Atlanta

New Tourist Attraction: Giant Ferris Wheel Coming to Atlanta

- Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 8:56am

The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to allow the construction of a large Ferris Wheel in downtown Atlanta adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. The attraction will be the latest in a number of tourst attractions...

Goodwill is Expanding in Georgia

New Cobb Goodwill Store Creates 40 Jobs

- Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:43am

Goodwill helped more than 10,000 North Georgians find jobs last year. Now the organization is expanding its services in Cobb County. Goodwill has announced a new store opening in Cobb County at 775 Whitlock Avenue. The...

2012 Was a Big Year to Become an Entrepreneur

The Year of the Entrepreneur

- Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 6:36am

The number of Americans creating or working for a new startup business is at the highest level in 14 years, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The report goes on to state, “Despite a sluggish...


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