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Great Job! Oconee County Schools


North Oconee High and Oconee County High, have been recognized by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development for organizing “Go Build Georgia” High School teams. According to a news release from the Governor’s Office, “Congratulations to Oconee County Schools for reaching 100 percent Go Build...

Best Sites for Summer Jobs


The Summer job season is upon us. Millions of teens are beginning the search for a temporary job before heading back to school in the Fall. A recent survey found that half of the hourly hiring managers will not be seeking summer employees this year. Meaning it will be tougher than ever to find that...

5 Better Investments than the $550 Million Lottery


The Powerball lottery has reached more than half a billion dollars for the Saturday night drawing. It is the currently third largest jackpot in American history and expected to surpass the record of $587.5 million before the numbers are picked Saturday night. Yet, even with the allure of hundreds...

Georgia Jobs: Where Are They Growing?


The good news Thursday, showing state unemployment falling to a 4-year low, also gives insight as to where Georgia’s economy is growing. According to state labor department numbers, 31,200 new jobs were created statewide in April. The leisure and hospitality sector led the way with 10,700 new jobs...

New Nuclear Power to Create Thousands of Georgia Jobs


Officials with the Nuclear Energy Institute believe increased nuclear power is creating thousands of immediate construction related jobs and will support tens of thousands long-term jobs in Georgia and South Carolina. According to the website Power Engineering, Nuclear Energy Institute CEO, Marvin...

Domino’s – Hiring 400 in Atlanta


One of the world’s largest pizza makers is expanding delivery service in metro Atlanta and hiring 400 new employees in the process. Domino’s pizza delivers more than 400 million pizzas each year in the U.S. The company has expanded operations to more than 60 nations. According to a report in the...

Georgia Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Point Since 2008


Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 8.2% in April. This is down from 8.4% in March and down from 9.1% last April. Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, says many of the new jobs being createed are in construction and that we have reached construction job levels not seen...

Need a College Scholarship? Check These Out


Most of us have heard of strange requirements for certain college scholarships. The good people at AnyCollege.com have now compiled a list of the “20 Most Unusual” college scholarships. • Frederick and Mary F. Beckley “Left-Handed” Scholarship: Are you left handed? Are you going to Juniata College...

New Woodstock Outlet to hire 500!


Woodstock, GA is the home of a brand new Outlet Shoppes At Atlanta (opening mid-July) with 89 stores. The outlet has teamed up with the Georgia Department of Labor to host a job fair on Thursday, May 23 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton. They...

70 Jobs for Baxley, GA


Southern Pack N Go will locate a new commercial cold storage, custom packing and distribution facility in Appling County some 85 miles south of Savannah, GA. The company also announced it will invest up to $1 million and hire 70 new employees over the next two years according to a report in the...

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