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Atlanta – 7th Most “Post-Industrial” U.S. City


Economists call the move to an economy based on the production of services, as opposed to goods, “post-industrial”. Atlanta is one of the leading metropolitan areas for the ratio of services produced to goods produced. The national average ratio of services to goods is 3.22 to 1. Atlanta is...

Kubota Plant Opens and with it 200 Jobs


The Kubota Corporation announced the opening of a $73 million manufacturing facility in Jefferson, GA. The plant manufactures the company’s 30-50 HP compact tractors. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was on hand for the plant opening. “Georgia is proud to join with Kubota today in celebrating one of...

DIRTT Environmental Solutions named Georgia Small Manufacturer of the Year


Savannah-based DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) Environmental Solutions has been recognized by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development as the “Manufacturer of the Year” for companies with 150 or fewer employees. DIRTT manufactures and creates...

“Anchorman 2” Looking for Extras in Atlanta


AccessAtlanta.com is reporting that producers for “Anchorman 2” are currently looking for “extras” in formal wear and 1970’s style. The scene is scheduled to film on April 25. Anyone interested should email personal information, such as height, weight, age, along with photos to CLCFormal@gmail.com

The Five Fastest Growing Jobs in Metro Atlanta


A special series from CareerBuilder.com features Atlanta as one of five cities where people are considering relocating to because of career opportunity. In each city the five fastest growing careers are identified. For Atlanta the five fastest growing jobs since 2010 are: Insurance Sales Agent -...

Khan Academy Looking to Change the World of Medical Education


The free online learning site, Khan Academy, is teaming up with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Association of American Medical Colleges to help develop free medical lessons, training, and learning. Khan is sponsoring a competition to find the best medical educators to help develop free...

Best Industries for Starting a Business


Want to go into business for yourself, but don’t know what industry to conquer? Inc.com has just released a listing of the “8 Best Industries to Start a Business”. Artisanal Liquor & Boutique Beer Wearable Computing Online Education Consumer Health Technology Specialized Online Retail...

New Report: Georgia is the Place for Women Owned Business


The American Express Corporation has released a report showing that over the last 16 years Georgia leads the nation in the increase in the number of businesses owned by women. Since 1997 businesses owned by women across the United States has jumped 59%. However, in Georgia that figure is up 112%....

Nine More Job Fair Events Next Week Across Georgia


For the week of April 9-13 there are nine Job Fair events being held across Georgia. For more information on an individual event click on the link associated with that event.   Monday April 9 Rock Tenn 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Covington Career Center, Covington Expert Personnel Solutions 10:00...

Weight Loss for Hire?


If living better and longer aren’t reward enough for controlling your weight, how about money? Some 67% of large employers now offer some sort of financial incentive to encourage healthy behaviors. The hope is adopting more healthy lifestyles will improve health and reduce chronic diseases, and...

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