Thu., December 29, 2011 5:00pm
Jobless Georgians could see smaller unemployment checks next year. Cutting back benefits would be part of the state’s plan to re-pay $700 million it borrowed from the federal government to cover unemployment reserves. A look at the difficult road ahead for state leaders and the unemployed.
Tue., October 25, 2011 9:50am
A German company is set to open its headquarters and a wind turbine component manufacturing facility in Elberton. The governor’s office says the investment will equate to $10 million, and create 200 new jobs over five years. Hailo USA produces mechanical components for wind turbine towers.
Fri., October 14, 2011 4:06pm
Construction work has been growing nationally in recent months. However,Georgia is not seeing the same rebound in jobs. Brian Turmail with the Associated General Contractors of America says just three states lost more construction jobs than Georgia in the past year, but overall Georgia’s industry fell harder in the recession than others.
Wed., September 28, 2011 10:07am
Georgia could cut jobless benefits for people who are out of work in order to repay the federal government for $721 million the state borrowed to help the unemployed. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that bills for the debt are coming due, and cutting back on jobless benefits is one option being considered to repay the money.
Thu., September 15, 2011 2:56pm
Georgia now ranks fourth in the nation for home foreclosures, rising two percent in August. But over the past year, there's been a downward trend in Georgia foreclosures. New numbers from RealtyTrac show Georgia had more than 11,000 foreclosure filings in August. Most came in metro Atlanta counties.
Thu., September 15, 2011 8:40am
State officials say Georgia's jobless rate rose to 10.2 percent in August, the highest level in the past six months. Georgia's top labor official says depsite that news, there were job gains in some sectors. That included in public school system seasonal employment, professional and business services, health care, and construction.
Wed., September 7, 2011 3:30pm
State officials said Wednesday that the Lowe’s retail chain will open a distribution center in Rome that will employ 600 people. But it’ll do little to help 350,000 Georgians who have given up looking for full-time work.
Wed., September 7, 2011 8:19am
The Lowe's chain of home improvement stores is bringing a new distribution center to northwest Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal attended the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning in Rome. The facility is expected to eventually create 600 new jobs for the area.
Thu., September 1, 2011 8:44am
Executives with Plastican Inc. say they are closing the firm's Macon plant, leaving about 65 employees without jobs. Jeff O'Connell of BWAY Corporation, which owns Plastican, tells The Telegraph of Macon that operations will shut down in the next 60 to 90 days. He said employees were notified recently of the plant's closure.
Thu., August 25, 2011 9:07am
The state’s labor department has put-out the latest numbers on metro jobless rates for the month of July. In Savannah, unemployment fell slightly, as it did in Gainesville and in Columbus. But the jobless mark rose in Rome.