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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...

Paulding County - Newest Home for Clean Energy Company


Brigham City, UT-based Certified DEF has chosen Dallas, GA as the new site for a packaging and distribution facility. Certified DEF produces diesel exhaust fluid, which is a non-hazardous and non-toxic water based product placed in diesel vehicles to reduce their emissions. The product is sold...

The Flag Company Now Largest Online Flag Retailer


With Flag Day on Friday June 14 & Independence Day just around the corner one Cobb County business is busier than ever. Acworth-based The Flag Company is now the largest online retailer of flag related items, offering more than 8,000 products. From flagpoles to lighting to corporate flags to “...

Federal Judge “Interns Must be Paid”


Internships often offer the benefit of experience with the drawback of no pay. But if a Federal Court ruling stands, that could soon change. New York Federal Judge William H. Pauley III has ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures should have paid two interns working on the film “Black Swan”. The judge...

Georgia Tech Discovers Secrets to Increasing Twitter Followers


The Georgia Institute of Technology has released the results of a study on the patterns of twitter posters and followers. The study of more than 500 twitter users and over half a million tweets shows 9 scientific ways to increase twitter followers: 1. Don’t just talk about yourself. You are better...

Demand & Pay for Truck Drivers Rapidly Growing


The Georgia Department of Labor has announced it will host a job fair to help Mohawk Industries fill numerous open positions for truck drivers. Applicants should apply Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm at the career center in Dalton, which is located at 1406 Chattanooga Ave. Mohawk will...

Top 20 Internships in America - One Earns Almost $6,000 a Month


The career site “Glassdoor.com” ranks the top 20 internship programs in America. To qualify in the rankings, a company must have at least 20 interns post reviews on Glassdoor.com and the company must be currently hiring interns. So who has the highest rankings? Google. However, Microsoft interns...

Thursday Job Opportunity: Carroll County Job Fair


The Georgia Department of Labor and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for a job fair event Thursday. The free “Career Expo” is scheduled for from 12:30 to 5 p.m., at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Tabernacle Road in Carrollton. Officials with “Carroll Tomorrow”, a local business...

5 Best Sectors for Job Growth


The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey has been released and employment prospects look strong. By an almost 4 to 1 ratio employers expect to create new jobs as compared to cutting jobs. The five top sectors have almost 30% of all employers looking to expand their workforce. 1. Leisure &...

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