Tue., May 29, 2012 3:35pm
An economic development magazine ranks Georgia’s Liberty County among the 10 best southern places for manufacturers to set up new operations.
Fri., March 16, 2012 8:13am
A Denmark-based automotive supplier has announced plans to open a manufacturing plant in south Georgia expected to bring 250 jobs and $15 million to the state. Automotive emissions control and exhaust manufacturer Dinex Group will open its first U.S. plant in Dublin-Laurens County.
Tue., February 21, 2012 10:00am
Caterpillar could break ground on its new Georgia plant within the next two weeks. Land planner Jon Williams said he submitted plans for the $200 million facility Friday afternoon, just hours after the firm announced they would build it near Athens.
Wed., February 1, 2012 8:38am
Toyota Industries Corp. will open a $350 million compressor production plant in Jackson County. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that the plant in Pendergrass will bring 320 jobs.
Mon., December 26, 2011 12:15pm
Savannah business leaders have made support for a little-known state agency one of their legislative priorities for the next legislative session. A $1.3 million project for Herty Advanced Materials Development Center was the area's only specific funding request this year aside from Savannah harbor expansion. The agency is a high-tech research firm helping materials manufacturers.
Wed., October 26, 2011 4:13pm
Georgia policy makers say, they want to create good, high-paying jobs in manufacturing and logistics. But many of those jobs already exist. They're going unfilled because Georgians lack the skills to do them. Georgia's technical colleges are straining to meet employer needs.
Mon., October 17, 2011 12:00am
There's a mismatch going on in the national workforce. A new survey says, a record 52% of US employers are having a hard time filling critical positions despite 14 million unemployed. In the coastal area, Cindy Landolt of Coastal Workforce Services says, employers are telling her, they're getting applicants that don't have key skills.
Tue., September 6, 2011 1:56pm
Georgia's manufacturing sector is hiring but the jobless rate isn't going down. Some manufacturers are pointing to a shortage of skilled workers as one reason the state isn't reaping the benefits of an uptick in manufacturing. Some manufacturers are having to search outside the state for workers with highly techical skills.
Tue., May 10, 2011 10:47pm
Mitsubishi Power is marking the end of one phase of construction and the beginning of another at its plant near Savannah. Officials with the Japanese heavy equipment maker say, they expect to begin work soon at their electrical turbine manufacturing facility in Pooler. The company will dedicate the plant, expected to employ 200 by the end of next year.
Thu., December 30, 2010 6:21pm
Georgia has seen a boom in call centers this recession. The rise in low paying jobs like these coupled with a decrease in manufacturing worries some.