Officials at Caterpillar Inc. are seeking applicants for jobs at the company's new plant being constructed in northeast Georgia. The openings represent the latest milestone in the company's development of a one-million-square-foot-facility the company is constructing in the Athens area. Workers will build tractors and excavators at the plant.
A machine company has announced plans for an expansion of its Savannah facility that is expected to add up to 200 jobs. Company officials said the firm will expand its existing Savannah facility by 20,000 square feet.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to reduce the number of federal inspectors in chicken processing plants. The USDA plan would eliminate as many as 800 inspector positions. Visual inspection of the chickens would fall to plant workers. Federal inspectors would focus on areas of the plant where bacteria could grow.
An Alabama career center is helping a west Georgia manufacturer with its goal of filling 130 positions. West Point, Ga.-based Powertech America Inc. hopes to fill the positions on its production and maintenance teams and in other areas including purchasing, accounting and quality control
With the economy slowly reviving, federal funding to retrain the unemployed is back to pre-recession levels. Georgia workforce development officers say, they counted on federal stimulus funds to double their worker training programs.
The Great Dane facility is opening for production following a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new plant comes little more than a year after the company broke ground on its newest manufacturing plant in Statesboro. Great Dane's new plant is expected to bring more than 400 jobs to the area.