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Housing Market Jump Largest in 11 Years


The Housing Market Index from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) increased eight points to a score of 52 in the June report. The increase was the largest since September 2002. According to NAHB any score above 50 indicates a good market for housing. A report in the Washington Business...

Travel the World: Military Sealift Command is Hiring


The Georgia Department of Labor has announced it will host a job fair to fill jobs with the Military Sealift Command (MSC). The MSC maintains a fleet of 110 civilian operated ships that transport equipment and supplies to U.S. military worldwide. The hiring event in Atlanta is being held Wednesday...

ATDC has New Leader


The start-up/job growth engine at Georgia Tech, the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), has named Michael Hersh Chief Executive Officer. ATDC was founded in 1980 for the purpose of helping Georgia entrepreneurs create technology start-ups. The program has been a considerable success,...

The Perfect Graduation Gift: A Job Gift Card, with a Guarantee?


College graduation ceremonies are just finishing for millions of students across the United States. Undoubtedly, finding a job is next on the “to do” list for many of these new graduates. One job placement company is so convinced they have the secrets to landing a job, they will refund your money...

Georgia Legend Fran Tarkenton Helps Kick-Off Small Business Week in America


The U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Small Business Week (June 17-21) with a series of national events that include Georgia legend Fran Tarkenton. The Pro Football Hall-of-Fame member is a keynote speaker, along with Square and Twitter Co-founder Jack...

20/20/60 Rule for Finding a Job


Noted CEO and author, Lou Adler, has developed a rule he believes will help job seekers find a new career. Adler suggests only about half of all job openings are actually public. The other half are in what he terms the “hidden market”. The “hidden market” jobs are filled through internal company...

STEM Jobs Without a Degree – More Than You May Think


The growth of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related jobs is booming. The common thought is that such jobs require an advanced degree or at a minimum - a bachelor’s degree. However, a new study by researchers at the Brookings Institute suggests otherwise. As of 2011, 26...

Atlanta-Based Fast Food Looking to Expand in Taiwan


A recent trade mission sponsored by the Georgia Department of Economic Development featured Atlanta-based Focus Brands and Wing Zone. Focus Brands incudes well-known restaurant entities such as Aunt Annies Pretzels, Moe’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, and Schlotzky’s. The fast food chains are seeking a...

Job Fair & Career Expo Events June 17-22


There are three Job Fair & Career Expo events across Georgia from Monday June 17 - Saturday June 22 Please click on the link for each event to find out more specific information. Wednesday June 19 Athens Area Employer Committee 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Athens Career Center, Athens AREAS...

College Debt: Which Degrees Are Worth It, Which Aren’t


American college students are creating personal debt at an alarming rate. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau reports there is $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in 2012 the average student loan balance for all age groups is $24,301...

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