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., October 4, 2011 3:48pm
Georgia manufacturing activity hit its lowest point in nearly two years in September, the result of a drop in production and new orders. The monthly Purchasing Managers Index from Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center showed a nine-point decrease to 48.7. Any number below 50 means the industry is contracting.
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.
Fri., September 2, 2011 3:18pm
Manufacturing in Georgia is looking up after a four month downward spiral according to Don Sabbarese, Director of the Econometric Center at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Georgia’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for August has shown a 7.4 index increase from the month of July, bringing in a final index of 58.1.
Thu., August 18, 2011 8:22am
The latest numbers from the state’s labor department reflect a still sputtering economy in Georgia. The jobless rate rose into double-digits in July. It was up two-tenths of a point to 10.1 percent. Georgia lost more than 30,000 jobs last month, with the bulk of those seasonal layoffs in state and local education.
Wed., March 2, 2011 6:34pm
Georgia’s manufacturing sector had a good February with increases in new orders, production, and some improvement in hiring. The Kia factory in West Point, Ga., is adding up to a thousand workers by the end of the year and is planning to add a third shift too.
Tue., January 4, 2011 2:43pm
Georgia’s manufacturing index trended up in 2010. That comes out of the latest survey from Kennesaw State University's Econometric Center.
Mon., December 6, 2010 5:26pm
Officials at Mitsubishi Power Systems have approved the third and final phase of a gas turbine manufacturing plant near Savannah. The company's board on Monday announced the last stage of the facility, which should be completed by 2012.
Mon., August 16, 2010 8:16pm
The world’s top trailer manufacturer will begin construction on a new plant in Statesboro later this year. Governor Perdue announced the company’s $33.5 million dollar plan on Monday. The investment is expected to create more than 400 jobs over the next four years.
Tue., August 3, 2010 3:17pm
Georgia manufacturers seem to be weathering the economy relatively well. That’s the assessment of the latest monthly report that grades the direction of the industry.