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Georgia Wins National “Race to the Top” Challenge


The state of Georgia has been selected as a winner in the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. With the victory comes $50 million to help fund the state’s program. According to a press release from Governor Nathan Deal, making sure Georgia students are performing on grade level is critical. “...

New Children's Hospital for Savannah


A new $28 million children's hospital is going to be built in Savannah, announced Memorial Health officials. The Children's Hospital of Savannah, A Memorial-Novant Partnership, will be built on the Waters Avenue campus. It will be a four year project, with a kick off event scheduled for Thursday,...

Georgia Unemployment Lowest in 5 Years


According to the Georgia Department of Labor Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in November. The 7.7% state unemployment rate for November 2013 is the lowest since November 2008. “The rate is down because of strong job growth and a very good drop in new claims for...

Goodwill Hiring in Stone Mountain


There's a new Goodwill opening in Stone Mountain and they are in need of employees. Goodwill of North Georgia is recruiting approximately 40 employees at its new Stone Mountain store which is scheduled to open on Thursday, January 30th, according to the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch. There is a...

Personalized Learning at Gwinnett County Schools


The high school drop out rate in the United States is at an alarming rate. On average 8,300 high school students drop out each day. Gwinnett County Public Schools is the 14th largest school district in the US, and they are striving to improve their graduation rates. Gwinnett County Public Schools...

35 Manufacturing Jobs for Temple


35 Manufacturing Jobs for Temple Decostar Industries, a subsidiary of Magna Exteriors and Interiors, has announced it will invest $2 million and create up to 35 manufacturing jobs at its plant in Carroll County. The automotive parts supplier will supply components to Kia and Nissan. According to a...

65 Jobs for Pickens County


International camera company, Orlaco, has announced its first U.S.-based facility will be built in Pickens County. The manufacturing and warehouse facility is expected to create 65 new jobs. According to Georgia Economic Development officials the state’s advanced logistics is a key reason for the...

Novalis Expanding Operations


Novalis Inc, the world's largest aluminum recycler, is expanding its global manufacturing operations with a $205 million investment, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The company will be building new finishing lines at its plants in Oswego, NY and Nachterstedt, Germany, according to the...

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities


As Christmas is drawing near, there are many charitable organizations that are at its busiest. Many charitable organizations rely on volunteers and donations. For those that may be inclined to donate their time and resources, we've listed several organizations that would welcome help. Please click...

Job Recruitment for Office Furniture Store


Belnick, Inc. based out of Canton, is one of the largest distributors of office chairs and furniture in the U.S. The Georgia Department of Labor is helping Belnick recruit employees on Wednesday, December 18th from 10 am to 3 pm at their facility located at 4350 Ball Ground Highway. The company...

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