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The unemployment rate for October is the lowest since November 2008.

Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline in Georgia

Georgia’s unemployment rate was released by the Dept. of Labor for the month of October and the results keep improving. The unemployment rate has decreased from 8.3 percent in September to 8.1 percent in October. “We’...

November 21, 2013

Successful Job Fair Tips

Each Friday I post upcoming job fairs and career events that are happening across Georgia. Here are some tips by Alison Doyle, a job search expert, to help maximize your opportunities at the different events. Dress...

November 21, 2013

Popular Online Degrees

Due to the flexibility and convenience of taking college courses online, it is becoming an increasing popular way to earn a college degree. Learning House (an organization that helps colleges develop online programs)...

November 20, 2013
St. Francis employs more than 2,300 and currently has over 100 job opportunities available.

St. Francis Joins Mayo Clinic

St. Francis Hospital in Columbus has become the most recent member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. They are the first organization in Georgia to join Mayo Clinic, one of the most well known medical and research...

November 20, 2013
Lapp Group, based out of Germany,  has 17 worldwide factories and has more than 3,000 employees.

Gwinnett New Home for a German Business

Lapp Group, a German supplier of cables and connectors for the automotive and communications industries, has opened a regional sales office and distribution center in Lawrenceville. The company has created 15 new jobs...

November 20, 2013
West Point will be the home of the new KOPLA manufacturing plant.

KOPLA Plant Headed to Harris County

A Korean based automotive manufacturer is opening its first U.S.-based manufacturing facility in West Point. KOPLA will be creating 150 new jobs and investing $15 million into the project by 2018, announced Governor...

November 19, 2013
The 1st Annual Holiday Hiring Expo is being held at the Smyrna Goodwill Career Center.

Hiring for the Holidays Resource Expo

The 1st Annual Hiring for the Holidays Military and Community Resource Expo sponsored by SolidHires is being held on Thursday, December 5th from 10 am - 2 pm at the new Smyrna Goodwill Center. Included in the Resource...

November 19, 2013
Walmart surprised 350 employees with promotions and have 160,000 more promotions yet to come in the next three months.

Surprise Promotions for Employees

As a way to thank their hard working associates, Walmart surprised 350 employees with promotions during multi-city, town hall meetings in Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix. NFL superstars Takeo Spikes in Atlanta, Deion...

November 19, 2013
The Fox Theatre hosted the Health IT Leadership Summit.

Health IT Student Innovation Award Winners

Winners for the 2013 Health IT Student Innovation Award have been announced: Needwood Middle School and Meadowcreek High School. Teams from Future Business Leaders of America and Future Health Professionals had to...

November 18, 2013
The Property Brothers are filming their 7th Season in Atlanta

Property Brothers Filming in Atlanta

There's been a long list of movies filming in the state recently: The Hunger Games, Dumb and Dumber, Identity Thief, Parental Guidance, just to name a few. The film and television industry has helped support Georgia's...

November 18, 2013