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Baby Boomers – Returning to the Workforce


The retirement wave that was supposed to hit as Baby Boomers entered their 60’s is not happening as planned. A surprising number of eligible retirees are either staying in the workforce or considering returning to it. A recent study by CareerBuilder.com found that 6 of 10 workers age 60 plus say...

New Norcross Walmart Offering 200 Jobs


The new Walmart in Norcross is set to open in July of this year. The 157,000 square foot store will employ up to 200 people. Applications are currently being accepted Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 8am to noon. The hiring center is at the location where the store is being built, in...

The Easiest College Savings Tool


Wednesday was national “529” day. The idea for recognizing May 29th as "529" day is to raise awareness of the 529 Plan for college savings is offered in all 50 states. According to the investment firm Edward Jones, a recent survey shows that some 69% of all Americans are not aware that a 529 Plan...

Georgia Wins “Gold Shovel” Award


The website AreaDevelopment.com is a leading authority on economic development projects in the United States. Each year the organization recognizes the best states for economic development and awards them “Gold” or “Silver” shovel awards. According to Area Development, annual awards recognize...

Ten Lowest Earning College Degrees


Undoubtedly a college degree will improve your earning potential. In fact, statistics show that college graduates earn 40% over a lifetime than workers without a degree. However, that does not mean all college diplomas are equal, when it comes to career earning potential. According to Kiplingers....

15 Programming Skills Employers Want Most


More and more employers are requiring some programming skills for anyone interested in career associated with technology. The good people at ReadWrite.com have compiled a list of the 15 programming skills most desired by employers. The number one most desired skill is SQL. According to the report...

Atlanta #6 in Battle for Information Jobs


A Forbes.com ranking of the top cities in the U.S. for attracting “Information Technology” jobs has metro-Atlanta at #6 overall. With an employment growth of 4.8% in 2012 and a three-year growth near 9%, Atlanta ranks behind only San Jose, San Francisco, New Orleans, Boston, and Austin. According...

Top Golf – Coming to Georgia


Alpharetta, GA will soon be home to one of America’s top “golfing venues”, Top Golf. According to Top Golf officials, TopGolf is the only entertainment center of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels and advanced technology to track every player’s shot. Those...

Made in Georgia? Find Out!


The first Georgia Manufacturing Expo is scheduled for June 8 at the Gwinnett Arena. The event is meant to showcase products made in Georgia. The man behind the idea to promote “Georgia Made” is Jason Moss. He believes that if Georgians knew what was actually made here in our state they would choose...

Atlanta Home Market – Bidding Wars!


Prices in the Atlanta housing market jumped 19% from March 2012 to March 2013 according to a report from the S&P/Case Schiller home price index. Nationwide home prices increased by 10.2% as the national housing market continues a strong recovery. Home prices in Atlanta and the nation remain...

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