Wed., November 28, 2012 5:17pm
Rents are beginning to rise in Atlanta, and job growth is picking up. Experts say that means the city’s housing market is slowly beginning to recover. And that will impact the wider Georgia economy.
Fri., September 16, 2011 1:07pm
State officials say a roofing manufacturer will open a new facility in Bulloch County, creating about 50 full-time jobs. Building materials maker GAF will produce insulation in Statesboro. The company already has two other Georgia locations, in Savannah and Cumming.
Thu., September 15, 2011 8:40am
State officials say Georgia's jobless rate rose to 10.2 percent in August, the highest level in the past six months. Georgia's top labor official says depsite that news, there were job gains in some sectors. That included in public school system seasonal employment, professional and business services, health care, and construction.
Thu., July 21, 2011 8:55am
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May. Butler said Thursday the end of the school year is a factor in the increase. He says non-contract school workers are usually laid off for the summer, and new graduates looking for jobs are considered unemployed.
Wed., July 13, 2011 3:36pm
The Georgia Branch of Associated General Contractors of America is calling for a “safety stand-down” Aug. 3. During the statewide work stoppage – lasting from 5 minutes to an hour, depending on the job site – supervisors and workers will learn how to spot heat illness and prevent it.
Thu., March 24, 2011 1:38pm
Visitors to Jekyll Island may find parking more difficult this year.
Wed., January 26, 2011 3:36pm
Georgia lost 11,800 construction jobs in 2010, 7.5 percent of the construction workforce. The rate of job losses is the fifth-highest in the nation.
Thu., January 20, 2011 8:27am
Georgia's unemployment rate is up, topping the national rate for over three years.
Tue., December 7, 2010 9:52am
Governor Sonny Perdue and other state officials will attend a grounbreaking ceremony for the new convention center today in Jekyll Island.
Thu., August 19, 2010 4:49pm
Union leaders in Savannah say, local workers aren't seeing benefits from a major new employer. Governor Sonny Perdue and Mitsubishi Power broke ground last year on a new power generator facility near Savannah, saying it would bring 500 jobs to the area.