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Heartwarming Story – Georgia Valedictorian Once Homeless


Chelesa Fearce has earned the highest academic distinction a high-school senior can attain – Class Valedictorian. Well deserving, with a GPA of 4.466 and a 1900 on the SAT, Chelesa has not lived the easy life. Most of her high school years have been spent living in hotels, shelters, and even the...

Congrats to Athens: Lowest Unemployment Rate in Georgia


The unemployment rate in metro Athens has fallen to 5.6% down from 6.4% a year ago, according to a report from the Georgia Department of Labor. The report went on to state, The rate declined as the number of jobs in metro Athens increased by 500 to 88,800, up from 88,300 in March. Most of the...

Good News: Atlanta Jobless Rate Falls Again


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 metro Atlanta increased by 12,900 to 2,394,100, up from 2,381,200 in March. Most...

Kingsland, GA to Become Home of New Manufacturing Plant


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 million plant will be constructed in Kingsland, GA to replace the northeast Florida...

5 College Degrees Employers Want Most


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 hire new college graduates. According to a report from Yahoo! Education, "In some...

Kids II Announces Expansion & New Jobs for Atlanta


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 news release, committed to enhancing its design epicenter, Kids II is looking...

New Hospital & 125 Jobs for Newnan


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 news release, "We look forward to bringing this new hospital and the much needed...

Two Atlanta Women Make “100 Most Powerful” List


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. According to Forbes, Under CEO Gayle’s direction CARE reached more than 83...

Career Expo in Americus, GA THURSDAY!


  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 should bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to fill out company...

New Tourist Attraction: Giant Ferris Wheel Coming to Atlanta


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 that have become a staple for the City of Atlanta economic development. The 20-...

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