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CJ Stewart with Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves & Dexter Fowler of the Colorado Rockies

LEADing to a Brighter Future

Many a former athlete has talked about “giving back”; CJ Stewart is delivering. The former professional baseball player with the Chicago Cubs grew up in inner-city Atlanta. Like many of his friends, CJ faced the...

May 20, 2013
Governor Nathan Deal Helps Open the New Primerica Global HQ in Gwinnett (photo courtesy of Gwinnett Post)

Primerica Opens New Global HQ in Duluth, GA

Governor Nathan Deal was on hand Friday to cut the ribbon on the new 365,000 square foot home of Primerica, Inc. The independent financial services marketing company is the largest of its kind in the United States. The...

May 19, 2013
A big week ahead for Georgia Job Fairs!

Job Fairs Everywhere!

Fifteen Job Fair and Career Events will tkae place across Georgia from May 20-24   Monday, May 20 Budd Workforce Solutions 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Augusta Career Center, Grantville Tuesday, May 21 Global Protective...

May 17, 2013
Oconee County High is Leading the Way for Go Build Georgia

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...

May 17, 2013
Millions of Teens will Soon Be Entering the Job Market

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...

May 17, 2013
The Powerball Lottery is Expected to Reach Record Prize Levels this Weekend

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...

May 17, 2013
Georgia's Stone Mountain Park is One of the State's Most Visited Tourist Sites

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...

May 17, 2013
Construction of Georgia's Plant Vogtle Continues

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....

May 16, 2013
A Resurgent Domino's Pizza is Expanding in Atlanta

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...

May 16, 2013
Georgia's Unemployment Rate Has Dropped by Almost a Full Point in a Year

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...

May 16, 2013