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Two Atlanta Women Make “100 Most Powerful” List


Forbes has released their 10th annual list of the “100 Most Powerful” women in the world. Included on this year’s list are two Atlanta residents, Helen Gayle CEO of CARE and Sarah Blakely the founder and CEO of Spanx. According to Forbes, Under CEO Gayle’s direction CARE reached more than 83...

Career Expo in Americus, GA THURSDAY!


  A Career Expo will be held in Sumter County on Thursday, May 30th from 1-4p.m. with numerous employers, educational institutions and resource agencies that will provide assistance to job seekers. Those who attend should bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to fill out company...

New Tourist Attraction: Giant Ferris Wheel Coming to Atlanta


The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to allow the construction of a large Ferris Wheel in downtown Atlanta adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. The attraction will be the latest in a number of tourst attractions that have become a staple for the City of Atlanta economic development. The 20-...

New Cobb Goodwill Store Creates 40 Jobs


Goodwill helped more than 10,000 North Georgians find jobs last year. Now the organization is expanding its services in Cobb County. Goodwill has announced a new store opening in Cobb County at 775 Whitlock Avenue. The location will be open for business Thursday, May, 23rd. According to a report at...

The Year of the Entrepreneur


The number of Americans creating or working for a new startup business is at the highest level in 14 years, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The report goes on to state, “Despite a sluggish economy, 2012 was marked by U.S. entrepreneurs reporting greater optimism and...

Atlanta Start-Up Poised to Become Global Leader for Mobile Marketing


Experts predict by 2014 over half of all online purchases will be made from a hand-held device. One Georgia company expects to be a global leader for mobile marketing. According to a company press release, Atlanta-based Thumb Friendly has become a global leader in mobile marketing by helping small...

5 Good Jobs for Retirees


Many people enjoy working, just to work. Retirement can bring a sense of loss of purpose for some. Certain jobs work well for those who want to return to the workforce after retirement. AARP has compiled a list of 5 Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees. 1. Librarian Assistant/Aide - Duties might...

Savannah Area Mall - with 1,200 Construction Jobs - Underway


It will be the largest shopping mall between Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL. The developer, Ben Carter, knows a thing or two about building large malls. He is the man behind the Mall of Georgia in Gwinnett County. According to a report on SavannahNow.com the interest in Savannah for this type...

Repaying a Student Loan - Be Careful!


Student loan debt is at the highest level in U.S. history. The Department of Education reports that 6.8 million student loan borrowers are in default. The cost of higher education has never been "higher". The fact is, investing in college and paying the costs has become a major financial decision....

Safety in Online Job Hunting


Mailing resumes and cover letters through the post office is a thing of the past. With the convenience of the internet, job searching is more time effective and productive online. However, there are cautions to be taken seriously with the possibility of identity theft. Teena Rose, from ...

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