ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area decreased to 8.5 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in March. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in April a year ago was 8.3 percent.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced five new Certified Work Ready Communities of Excellence, inclding Effingham County.
The Coastal Workforce Investment Board announces the one-year anniversary of the Effingham One-Stop Career Center. The partnership between the Effingham County Commissioners, Coastal Workforce Investment Board and the Georgia Department of Labor has extended services to Effingham residents for one year now.
The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance took possession of Atlantic Southern Bank, Macon on Friday. The Superior Court of Bibb County issued an order appointing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver of the bank effective upon the Department of Banking and Finance taking possession of Atlantic Southern Bank.
SAVANNAH-Hollis Howell has been appointed to the position of commercial lines account manager at Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services in Savannah.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for its 25th annual Chamber Meeting on June 9 at Effingham County High School.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd annual Small Business Summit last week to a receptive audience of small business people. The event was designed to provide educational sessions on various business topics and ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Georgia Ports Authority announced Monday that the Port of Savannah posted its second highest monthly volume ever in April with 260,035 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which was a 8.5-percent increase compared with April 2010.
Dr. Joseph Ratchford, left, and Dr. Prakesh Patel, center, of Effingham Medical Partners, welcomed Rick Garland to their staff. Garland is a physician's assistant and said he hoped he can take some of the load off Dr. Ratchford and Dr. Garland since they have been without a PA.
The H&R Block banquet was held April 19 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Badcock watch as Norman Mattice, manager of the Rincon store, uses a giant pair of scissors to cut the ribbon to officially mark the remodeled Backcock Home Furniture & More's opening.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Second Life Thrift Store in Guyton. Life Director, Fran Todd, along with local manager, Nina Dasher, welcomed the crowd gathered to celebrate the store's opening next to the Guyton City Hall.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area decreased to 8.6 percent in March, down five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.1 percent in February. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in March a year ago was also 8.6 percent.
Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel announced Wednesday the university's intent to kick-off a major capital fundraising campaign to fund continued growth and advancements in the college's quality of education.
Kia Motors announced last Thursday at the New York International Auto Show that it will begin producing the critically acclaimed Kia Optima midsize sedan at its West Point plant. Production on the 2012 Optima will begin in the third quarter of this year, and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is currently accepting applications for the 1,000 workers it intends to hire to support this new production line. The total number of team members at KMMG is expected to reach nearly 3,000 later this year.
In fiscal year 2012, Savannah Technical College had an economic impact on its four-county service area of nearly $57 million with spending directly or indirectly related to the college, according to a new study released by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help AT&T recruit a number of wire technicians to install U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed internet, and voice services.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority members tabled action on their contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. But IDA members backed the relationship between the two organizations.
Operation: Workforce, an online one-stop shop portal for all veteran employment issues in Georgia, is currently serving more than 1,700 veterans and 730 Georgia employers. Created in November 2012, the site was launched by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development as a part of Gov. Nathan Deal's veteran-specific initiative to help connect our heroes with meaningful employment.
The loss of a Chinese phosphate company hasn't slowed the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.
Effingham Women in Business will host a meet and greet and mini business expo event March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon just past Macomber Ball Park.
Medient Studios is expected to present a master plan in the next 30 days for its planned production complex, according to Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry.
Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. (R-Habersham County) and Doug Everett (R-Albany) are applauding the U.S. Energy Department's finalization of $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to assist Georgia Power with the construction of two new units at its Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant.
The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013.
Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.
An approved development agreement may help start the work on a highly-anticipated venture in Rincon.
Applications are currently being accepted for the USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant for projected 2014 funding of the program. The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses, help fund distance learning networks, and help fund employment related adult education programs.
Effingham Health System announces that effective Feb. 15, Georgia Emergency Physician Specialists, a group of leading board-certified emergency medicine specialists, will fully staff the EHS emergency department.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment on Feb. 5, to help the Georgia Ports Authority fill several jobs in five different occupations.