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Atlanta #9 for “Happiest” Entry-Level Workers


The employment assistance site CareerBliss.com has released a listing of the best places to start your new career. They characterize it as the “Happiest” cities for entry-level jobs. A survey of more than 4000 workers included 10 questions, such as, work-life balance and growth opportunities....

3 Georgia Students Compete for Over $4 Million in Prizes at National Science Competition


The annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair includes some 1,600 student scientists and engineers from nearly 70 countries, who compete for more than $4 million in prizes including college scholarships. To date, an estimated 25% of the competing students have applied for, or been...

Hundreds of Full-Time “Work from Home” Careers Available in Georgia


Ten years ago telecommuting became widely accepted in the U.S. workplace. Today, technology has allowed employees to work full-time from home. Worldwide it is estimated by Reuters that full-time home-based employees account for 10% of the working population. Studies of employee productivity...

Follow-Up: Reshoring Making More & More Sense


The United States Department of Commerce has just released a new program for determining the true costs of offshoring compared to domestic production. According to the Commerce Department, the Assess Costs Everywhere (ACE) evaluation tool provides manufacturers with the top reasons for investing...

Top 5 Georgia Public High Schools - Columbus #1


Newsweek/The Daily Beast has released the annual rankings of America’s best public high schools. In Georgia, the top spot goes to Columbus High. Overall Columbus ranked #105 in the U.S. According to the report the rankings show how well a school is preparing students for college. The methodology to...

Become a Court Reporter


The top 10 percent of court reporters earn over $90,000 a year. And according to the U.S. Department of Labor demand for court reporters is growing 14% per year. Brown College in Atlanta is a national leader for training court reporters. The school is hosting an open house on May 18th from 11am to...

Georgia Ranked #3 for Business Competitiveness


Site Selection magazine has released the annual rankings of states based on business competitiveness. Texas takes the top spot this year followed closely by Indiana and Georgia. 1. Texas 2. Indiana 3. Georgia 4. Tennessee 5. North Carolina 6. Ohio 7. Louisiana 8. Michigan 9. Utah 10. South...

SPANX - Expanding & Hiring


The famous women’s bodyshaping undergarment company, SPANX, is growing fast and is eyeing an Atlanta expansion. According to a report from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, SPANX will build an Atlanta flagship store. Spanx just hired commercial real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.’s Atlanta...

Home Depot Expanding Hiring in Metro Atlanta


The new Home Depot call center in Kennesaw, GA planned to hire 700 people by 2015. According to company officials and a report in the Marietta Daily Journal, the process is well ahead of schedule. "When we opened the center, we projected 700 jobs by 2015," said Katherine Ellison, spokeswoman for...

Goodwill Week Features 4 Days of Free Job Help


The Newnan Goodwill Career Center celebrates “Goodwill Week”, May 6-11, with a series of events all aimed at helping people find jobs. According to a story at the Tmes-Herald.com, "This year, we plan to strengthen the community by providing a convenient, free opportunity for employment exploration...

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