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500 New Jobs for Bartow County


Shaw Industries has announced it will build a new $85 million manufacturing facility in Bartow County that is expected to create 500 new jobs. The plant, which is expected to be between 600,000 and 700,000 square feet, will manufacture modular carpet tiles. Construction will begin in 2014....

Largest Expansion in Six Flag's History is Underway


Hurricane Harbor is going to be the destination of choice next summer for guests of all ages. Six Flags Over Georgia just announced that they will be building a tropical-themed water park inside of Six Flags. The water park will be free with the general park admission ticket and will offer the “...

Professional Lacrosse Coming to Georgia?


Major League Lacrosse (MLL) may soon be headed to Georgia with a new franchise. A report in LAXMagazine.com says league officials are “strongly” considering metro Atlanta for an expansion team. Lacrosse participation has grown rapidly in Georgia. Just a decade ago almost no high school in Georgia...

Labor of Love Career Expo at Turner Field


Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless (HFTH) and the Georgia Department of Labor are sponsoring a resource and career expo at Turner Field. The Labor of Love Career Expo is set for Thursday, September 5th from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon in the Gold Parking Lot of Turner Field. Attendees should bring multiple...

Saddle Ridge Schools Go Digital


Travis Allen and his iSchool Initiative is changing and enhancing the way students and teachers are learning by integrating technology into the classroom. The story begins in 2009 when Travis had his smartphone confiscated in class while using it to take notes. There seemed to be a disconnect from...

TravelSky Technology Creating 50 New Jobs for Gwinnett


TravelSky Technology Limited, a leading provider of information technology and commercial service in China’s air travel and tourism industry, is going to be opening a research and development center in Duluth. The company is going to be making a $10 million investment and creating new 50 jobs. “...

Pratt & Whitney Coming to Columbus


Pratt & Whitney, a leading manufacturer of aircraft engines, is relocating to Columbus, Georgia, according to Aerospace Manufacturing and Design. The company plans to employ 45 people initially, and projects to open in the Muscogee Technology Park in early 2014 to service fighter jet engines....

Catch up with Georgia Works!


Did you miss an episode of Georgia Works? Catch up now! 4/12/14: Going to College? Don't Get Scammed![Listen Now!] 4/5/14: Love Your Job & Ask for a Raise![Listen Now!] 3/29/14: Georgia's Largest Music Festival & Planning for Retirement![Listen Now!] 3/22/14: Quickstart - Georgia's Best...

Top Paying Jobs: No Degree Required


Most top paying jobs require more than high school degree and graduating from college is a prerequisite. However, there are still employment opportunities that earn top dollar for those who do not continue with college education. 24/7 Wall St.com reviewed 2012 occupational profiles from the...

Governor Deal Announces Winners of the Innovation in Teaching Competition


The Innovation in Teaching Competition is a competitive grant opportunity that rewards teachers who demonstrate innovative teaching strategies. Round one is specifically for teachers in English, Language Arts and Mathematics. The winning teachers will receive a $2,000 stipend for serving as a...

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