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Really Good Idea Results in Jobs


Atlanta-based Reworx has teamed with DISH Network for an electronics recycling program that in-turn helps the disabled find jobs. Reworx is part of the Tommy Nobis Foundation program aimed at finding employment for people with disabilities. Since 1977, the program has placed 24,000 people in jobs....

How Southwire is Keeping At Risk Kids in School By Giving Them Jobs


Our show Fast Forward visited the electrical wire company Southwire for good reason. The company is not only a great hands-on launchpad to science, technology, engineering and math careers, but it is preventing at risk kids from dropping out of school by giving them jobs. NPR’s Youth Radio...

Hilton Job Opportunities Available


Hilton Worldwide has approximately 30 job openings in the metro Atlanta and metro Savannah area. Job opportunities include, but are not limited to the following: Human Resources Housekeeping Communications Operator Guest Services Agent Sales Maintenance Hilton Worldwide is one of the largest...

230 Jobs for Carroll County


News of a new manufacturing facility in Carrollton was announced during a work session of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, according to a report from the Times-Georgian newspaper. The name of the company planning the investment was not released, but it is expected to be a $34 million...

Czech Republic Manufacturing Firm Opens Doors in Hall County


AlbaForm Inc. officially opened its doors September 23rd at a ribbon cutting for a new Hall County manufacturing plant. The Czech Republic based manufacturer makes metal components for the automotive industry. The Flowery Branch facility is AlbaForm's first plant in the United States. Currently the...

Pinewood Studios to Film "Blockbuster" Movie


Pinewood Studios Atlanta, the much anticipated film and studio complex in Fayetteville, is showing a promising start. Fayette County’s local paper, The Citizen, announced that a large blockbuster film will be the first production to get underway at Pinewood. “We’re close to signing our first client...

Altamaha Technical College Ranks #3 in U.S.


Bankrate.com has released its annual list of the top community colleges in the nation. This year Altamaha Technical College in Jesup, GA has been ranked #3 overall. The highly popular financial website ranked more than 900 public colleges on six criteria: graduation rate student retention rate...

Unemployment Rate Declines


The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.0 percent in August, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.6 percent in July. The rate was 8.9 percent in August a year ago. Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate is not the only region in...

Job Readiness Kickoff Soon Approaching


The Georgia Department of Labor is hosting their Job Readiness Kickoff to help veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists, and their spouses in networking, interviewing, translating their military skill-sets to the civilian workforce, and successfully navigating to a career. The Job Readiness Kickoff will be...

Georgia Films and Television Update


According to Georgia Production Partnership, there have been over 700 television and movie productions in the state of Georgia to present date. There are three films and television shows currently being filmed just this week in Atlanta. The sequel to Dumb and Dumber, featuring actors Jeff Daniels...

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