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Goodwill Opens New Resource Center


Goodwill Industries has opened its new Job Connection Resource Center in the Strong Tower Fellowship Church on Vineville Avenue in Macon, reports 13WMAZ. "People want jobs. Their losing jobs affects families, it affects the children, it gets to the root of the family," said Lindsey Crosby with the...

Briggs Equipment Heading to Clayton


Briggs Equipment is moving to Clayton County and transferring 100 jobs to their new site and adding approximately another 20-25 employees, reports SFGate.com. Briggs Equipment is one of the oldest materials handling equipment providers in the country that originated in Dallas in 1986. They...

Flooring Manufacturer Expanding Facility


Mannington Mills is expanding in Madison, Georgia. They will be adding 45,000 square feet of space and hiring 220 additional employees to the Madison facility. The company expects to complete the new hiring by 2015. "We believe that expanding the Madison facilities is the right thing to do, to...

Comcast Hiring in Atlanta


Comcast is hosting a hiring fair for Customer Service Representatives on Saturday, November 16th from 10 am to 2 pm at the North Metro Career Center located at 2943 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta. Interviews will be conducted on-site. Comcast is requesting interested applicants to bring a resume and...

Foreign Students Help Boost Economy


Spending by foreign college students in Georgia directly and indirectly supports 7,239 jobs and adds a half-billion dollars to the state's economy, according to a report by the Institute of International Education. Students spend up to $500.9 million on tuition, fees and living expenses in 2012-...

Sharecare Receives Health IT Award


The Metro Atlanta Chamber announced Sharecare as the "2013 Emerging Company of the Year" at the 4th Annual Health IT Leadership Summit. Sharecare, founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, is an online health and wellness social engagement platform based out of Atlanta. More than 30 million people...

Shaw Thriving in Savannah


The Savannah Economic Development Authority has welcomed Shaw Industries to Savannah. Shaw has relocated its Southeast distribution center to Savannah from Columbia, South Carolina, and has already doubled its original 156,000 square foot facility to more than 300,000 square feet, reported...

The Hunger Games Helping Atlanta History Center Tourism


Although filming for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has wrapped up, Atlanta is still making profits because of the movie filming. The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center was one of the set locations during the filming. The Atlanta History Center is hosting a Swan House Capitol Tour with...

Increasing Revenues for Georgia


Georgia's net tax revenue has increased from one year ago. By the end of October 2013, Georgia's net tax collections increased approximately $81.75 million or 5.9 percent compared to the month-end October 2012.Additionally, year to date net tax revenue collections are up 5.9 percent compared to the...

Southern Company-A Top Military Friendly Employer


G.I. Jobs has named the Southern Company the highest-ranked utility company in its 2014 Top Military Friendly Employer® listing. This is the seventh consecutive year that Southern Company has received this honor. They are ranked in the Top 10 Overall. "Southern Company is privileged to have so...

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