The Savannah Morning News reports that 1,597 people showed up for Tuesday's event hoping to find work with the city. The city had 22 open positions, including assistant chief of police and undergraduate intern.
Officials at Atlanta's airport say they expect 2,000 new jobs to be created as the result of a new international terminal now under construction. The figure includes some jobs at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and others in surrounding hotels and related businesses.
“Stagnant” is the word Georgia’s top labor official used Thursday to describe the state’s job market. The jobless rate stands at 10 percent – the same as a year ago. To stimulate hiring, the state will expand its job training program. Critics say the program is free labor for employers because trainees aren’t paid.