Federal officials have issued safety citations at a manufacturing plant in northern Georgia. Department of Labor officials announced Thursday that they've issued seven safety and health violations to a Dayton Superior Corp. plant in Braselton.
Georgia’s labor commissioner is refusing to restart jobless benefits to seasonally unemployed teachers and bus drivers, setting up a showdown between state and federal officials. The U.S. Labor Department said last month that Georgia was violating employment law by denying the benefits.
Georgia is set to receive a $750,000 federal grant to help returning Army veterans find jobs. The funding was announced Tuesday by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. The grants are set to be implemented over the next two years.
The U.S. Labor Department is trying to get more young people working this summer, especially low-income and disadvantaged teens. So it’s created a new online listing of summer jobs, internships and other training, including many in Georgia.
While the national unemployment rate improves, Georgia leads the nation in job losses. The US Labor Department says the national jobless rate declined to its lowest level in two-and-a-half years. The Labor Statistics Bureau, however, says Georgia is the only state in the nation with a statistically significant year-over-year job decline.