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Why Not More Women in STEM Jobs? [AUDIO]


Jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are widely considered integral to growing advanced economies. The American education system has devoted billions of dollars in recent years in recognition of this fact. Yet, surprisingly less than 1 of every four STEM related jobs are held...

NW Georgia Career Expo


The Georgia Department of Labor (DOL) is helping to host a career expo in Northwest Georgia on March, 20. Also joining the DOL is the Walker County Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Industry Council, Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority, and the Top of Georgia Employer Committee. The...

Georgia's Unemployment Continues to Decline


The Georgia Department of Labor has just announced that January is the seventh consecutive month that the unemployment rate has declined. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December was 7.4 percent, whereas in January the numbers decreased to 7.3 percent. However, the big change is from...

Forbes Billionaire List - What Georgians Made the List?


The 2014 Forbes World's Billionaires list, an annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people, has been released and it includes a record breaking 1,645 billionaires from 69 countries. An interesting fact is that eight Georgians made the list. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has researched the list...

Octane Becoming America's Best Brew


Octane Coffee, with locations in Midtown and Grant Park, is brewing up the best coffee in the nation. The Octane Midtown location has just been named as the winner of this year's "KRUPS Best Brew."  "We are thrilled to announce the winners of the fourth annual KRUPS Best Brew Awards," said...

Roehl Transport Hiring in Georgia


Roehl Transport, established over 50 years ago and one of the largest trucking companies in the nation, is expanding its hiring efforts for its Southeast Regional Van Fleet, the Trucker News Services announced. The five Southeast states that will be expanding and hiring are Georgia, Tennessee,...

Speakers Announced for TAG's Technology Summit


The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has announced its speaker line-up for the 2014 Georgia Technology Summit being held on March 26th at the Cobb Galleria. The featured keynote speakers for "Innovation Connections: Celebrating a Decade and Beyond" include the following: Joe Plumeri -...

Walmart Still Hiring!


The new Walmart in Sylvester is opening in June and is hiring. According to WALB.com, the applications coming in have been slowing down, but Walmart still need to hire about 100 good candidates. Interested applicants can apply online or in person at the Walmart hiring center on Main Street. For the...

National Parks Support More Than 5,200 Jobs


National Park Service officials say the more than 7.3 million people visited Georgia's national parks in 2012, and the tourism generated an economic benefit of more than $343 million (Associated Press). In a release, National Park Service Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin said the parks are a...

Georgia Investing in STEM Teaching Programs


Georgia will be the first state in the South to join a growing national initiative that seeks to increase the supply of outstanding teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and change how they are prepared to teach, Governor Deal announced today. "STEM education plays...

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