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New Report: Georgia is the Place for Women Owned Business


The American Express Corporation has released a report showing that over the last 16 years Georgia leads the nation in the increase in the number of businesses owned by women. Since 1997 businesses owned by women across the United States has jumped 59%. However, in Georgia that figure is up 112%....

Nine More Job Fair Events Next Week Across Georgia


For the week of April 9-13 there are nine Job Fair events being held across Georgia. For more information on an individual event click on the link associated with that event.   Monday April 9 Rock Tenn 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Covington Career Center, Covington Expert Personnel Solutions 10:00...

Weight Loss for Hire?


If living better and longer aren’t reward enough for controlling your weight, how about money? Some 67% of large employers now offer some sort of financial incentive to encourage healthy behaviors. The hope is adopting more healthy lifestyles will improve health and reduce chronic diseases, and...

Department of Corrections & Others Looking to Hire 800 Veterans


The Georgia Department of Corrections is holding a Job Fair for U.S. military veterans on April 17. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory in Glenville, GA from 10am to 2pm. "The Department was honored with hosting the first law enforcement military job fair with DJJ, GSP, DNR, PAP...

Carrollton-Based Southwire Named Large Manufacturer of the Year


Southwire Company is one of Georgia’s greatest success stories. Started 63 years ago in a small West Georgia town the company now has 15 manufacturing plants across the United States with five in Georgia. The company currently employs over 5500 people with almost 3000 employees in Georgia. The...

One of Georgia’s Largest Job Fairs Announced for April 19th


Congressman David Scott has announced his 10th annual Jobs Fair will be held April 19th at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA. The event takes place from 10am to 3pm and is expected to draw almost 100 employers offering over 1600 jobs. The number of employers and job...

36 Manufacturing Jobs Headed to Jesup, GA


Long Island, NY based Art Stone Inc./The Competitor, a leading U.S. manufacturer of dance clothing and costumes, has announced it is moving a large portion of its manufacturing production from New York to Georgia. The company, started in the 1970’s, currently has about 100 employees at its plant in...

Johns Creek Advantage – 605 New Jobs in Five Years


A new nonprofit organization has formed in Johns Creek, GA for the sole purpose of bringing jobs to and keeping jobs in the north Fulton city. Chairman Craig McCoy believes that reaching a goal of 400 new jobs over the next five years will, through an economic multiplier effect, actually create an...

“Homeshoring” A New Trend in Employment


Most everyone understands “offshoring”. Many have heard about “Onshoring” or “Reshoring”, in fact, we had a post on this recently. Now comes the idea of “Homeshoring”. "Homeshoring" is essentially a combination of “Onshoring” and “telecommuting”. For now, much of the “Homeshoring” jobs are centered...

Atlanta-Based “Thrive Farmers” Changing Worldwide Coffee Industry


The following “Good News” Story is from Thrive Farmers Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 An Atlanta-based coffee company is changing the way people enjoy their morning cup of coffee. Thrive Farmers has launched a groundbreaking farmer-direct revenue sharing model that allows farmers to participate...

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