Savannah Technical College is serving one of the coastal area's largest employers with a new aviation training center. State and local officials were on hand this week to open a nearly $7 million classroom, hangar and lab facility. It will train graduates to work at jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace.
Georgia economic development officials say an engineering firm is moving its headquarters from suburban Detroit to northeast Georgia, creating 80 new full-time positions at the new site. The Georgia Department of Economic Development describes Field Service Engineering as a leader in global field mitigation and full service quality assurance.
The use of temporary workers is on the rise in Georgia, following a national trend that's typically considered as an indication of economic improvement. Georgia has seen a 40 percent increase in the number of temporary workers over the past four years.
AT&T has announced it will create about 600 new jobs in the state, and plans to hire workers to fill more than 1,000 positions overall. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that AT&T plans to immediately hire full and part-time workers in network construction and maintenance, customer support, retail and other positions.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a digital marketing software company is expanding its operation in metro Atlanta and will create 225 new jobs. Officials say ExactTarget is investing $1.25 million in its expansion effort over five years.
Executives of a steel fabricator say they plan to add more than 150 jobs over the next three years at its Dawson County plant to supply parts for a new Caterpillar production facility near Athens. Impulse Manufacturing will produce parts for several small excavators that will be produced at the new Caterpillar plant.
A food processing and distribution company is planning to expand a plant in western Georgia and looks to create 750 new jobs. Gov. Nathan Deal Thursday announced Koch Foods is planning to expand its plant in Hamilton — about 25 miles northeast of Columbus.
State officials say a technology firm will expands its current headquarters facility in Atlanta, creating 800 jobs over the next two years. Gov. Nathan Deal's office announced the jobs in a statement on Friday. Deal said the company, AirWatch, also plans to invest more than $4 million in new equipment.