Wed., June 12, 2013 12:00pm
The mayor of Columbus is warning of "massive layoffs" of city workers next year if the consolidated government continues on its current path. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson also accused public safety department heads Tuesday of using the threat of layoffs to "maintain possibly inflated budgets."
Tue., January 22, 2013 8:05pm
International Paper has announced the company will soon eliminate 75 positions at its mill in Augusta. The February eliminations are a result of the company shutting down one of three paperboard production lines at its plant in Augusta.
Thu., October 11, 2012 8:14am
Officials at Fort Valley State University say the school's efforts to cut costs will result in about 100 employees losing their jobs. The employees are mostly temporary and part-time workers.
Tue., September 18, 2012 7:29am
Briggs & Stratton Corp. cited ongoing drought conditions as it announced Monday that the company will temporarily shutter a McDonough, Ga., facility that makes lawn and garden equipment. About 340 hourly employees and 200 temporary employees will be laid off during the shutdown.
Tue., June 19, 2012 12:04pm
The interim leader of Georgia Perimeter College has told employees that 282 workers will be laid off. A campus-wide email sent by Interim President Rob Watts says the cuts affect 215 full-time employees and 67 part-time workers. The college employs about 3,110 people.
Fri., February 10, 2012 6:45pm
Being let go at your job is hard enough, but then you have to explain it at job interviews to your next potential employer. Brandon Smith answers a blog reader’s question about how to handle this delicate issue.
Tue., January 24, 2012 3:46pm
Executives of Georgia-based Club Car say they have completed a round of layoffs. Company spokesman Brian Formato tells The Augusta Chronicle that the layoffs involve some Augusta employees, but he declined to say how many. Formato said the reduction affected employees both in Augusta and in the field.
Fri., December 23, 2011 8:41am
Anchor Glass is planning to lay off about 40 workers at its plant in Warner Robins, affecting about 10 percent of the plant's workforce.
Sat., April 2, 2011 8:33am
State officials have been notified that a northwest Georgia firm is laying off 67 employees at its Rome plant. The Rome News-Tribune reported that General Aluminum Manufacturing Co. has notified the Georgia Department of Labor that it intends to lay off the employees. The letter sent to the state indicated that the layoffs represent the plant's entire workforce.
Thu., December 16, 2010 9:46am
According to state labor officials, there are more than a quarter of a million Georgians that have been out of work for 27 weeks or more. Georgia's unemployment rate is up from last month and back into the double digits.