It looks like another tough summer for teenage job seekers in Georgia. The state’s teen unemployment rate remains above the national average: it is roughly 28 percent, according to an analysis by the Employment Policies Institute. That puts Georgia 11th in the nation.
The Federal Trade Commission data shows Georgia was second in the nation for identity theft complaints in 2011, behind only Florida. The state’s residents filed more than 11,000 identity theft complaints with federal agencies, Better Business Bureaus and other agencies, a 20 percent increase from the year before.
A new survey from staffing firm Manpower shows 18 percent of Georgia employers expect to hire in the coming months and 6 percent plan layoffs. Both numbers are an improvement over the first quarter of the year.
The Port of Savannah will get a new heavy-lift crane after Savannah economic development officials received a grant from the state. It’s one of five economic development projects getting $7.5 million this year from the OneGeorgia Authority.
Chances are you sent an email today at work, one of the roughly 300 billion sent across the world today along. Our workplace expert Brandon Smith helps us understand when we are hurting our effectiveness by emailing instead of picking up the phone.
Environmental regulators are pushing for a more effective cleanup at a former chemical plant in Brunswick. So the site’s owner is bringing in new experts to devise a strategy for eliminating the mercury, lead and other contaminants.
Federal regulators are continuing their challenge of the sale of a hospital in southwest Georgia. Phoebe Putney Health System in Albany purchased Palmyra Medical Center in December. But the Federal Trade Commission now wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the sale and asked Friday for an extension of the deadline to file its hearing request.
Oysters are important to the overall health of our near-shore ecosystems. They stabilize shorelines and filter water. But there’s another player in this coastal habitat that also has a big impact: crabs.