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Matchconverge seeking workers in Effingham

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Matchconverge, a private employment agency, recruit 15 temporary retail workers for a new store opening in June in Effingham County.

May 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


All's well for Medient

The first stirrings of the dirt are taking place on the sprawling Medient property.

May 22, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Senate passes bill for port deepening

The U.S. Senate's passage of the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 has cleared the way for construction to begin on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Georgia Ports Authority officials said Thursday. The House passed identical legislation Tuesday.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate remained unchanged in April, holding steady at March's 5.5 percent level.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Labor Department to help CrossRoads recruit workers

The Georgia Department of Labor is helping CrossRoads Services Group recruit about 30 warehouse workers for its distribution center on Savannah's Crossroads Parkway near Pooler. The GDOL conducted a recruitment for the company last month.

May 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA turns down economic, financial study proposal

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members are close to approving their fiscal year 2015 budget - and it won't include a proposal for an economic and financial study of its Research Forest Tract.

May 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Ports to add 24 cranes

The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved Monday $86.5 million to purchase four new ship-to-shore cranes and 20 new rubber-tired gantry cranes used to handle containers at Garden City Terminal.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Veteran training programs coming to Coastal Georgia

Georgia Workforce Development, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, has announced four new veteran training programs in Coastal Georgia, launched by Coastal Workforce Services.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 7.0 percent, unchanged from March. However, the rate was significantly lower than in April a year ago when it was 8.3 percent.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Sale of KAF parent company won’t affect settlements

The recently announced sale of its parent company will not affect a Screven County textile company's compliance with permit and testing mandates.

May 15, 2014 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Business


International Paper recruiting workers on Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Labor will help the International Paper Company recruit production workers for its facility in Savannah. The company manufactures paper and packaging products.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA weighs proposal for planning help

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is weighing a proposal on economic and infrastructure services for its Research Forest Tract.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Medient enters pact for Asian markets

Medient Studios, Inc., has announced it has entered into a joint venture with Tarantella Pictures. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will jointly develop, finance, produce and distribute content for the Chinese and other Far East Asian markets, as part of the Medient's strategy to create a content and distribution pipeline for diversified audiences worldwide.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Chamber releases legislators’ scorecards

The Georgia Chamber has released its 2014 Legislative Scorecard, providing grades for members of the General Assembly based on their votes on certain pro-business measures considered during this year's session.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A family affair of a ribbon cutting

Family Affair Restaurant on Highway 21 in Rincon hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening.

May 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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Logistics company to recruit workers in Springfield

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics hire about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler.

September 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A new name for studio, but focus remains same, CEO says

The CEO of Moon River Studios said Tuesday they are eyeing an early 2015 start date for construction on a massive studio project slated for Effingham County.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Labor Department to bring business, employer summit to Savannah

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in coastal Georgia will co-sponsor a business and employer summit Sept. 23 in Savannah.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


ASU quarterly report says coastal economy growing

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SBDC to present GrowSmart series for small businesses

SAVANNAH - In its 10th year, SBDC GrowSmart, the signature series of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will begin Sept. 16 and consists of five modules over five weeks. Each module will focus on a particular topic, such as marketing, finance, and management, with the sessions lasting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio not only item on IDA’s menu

When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Effingham County could shape itself into a draw for tourists, if enough resources are applied to making it happen, a state tourism official said Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate nudges upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 2013 mark of 7.1 percent.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morning, his remarks on the region's outlook appeared to be much more well-received.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate up to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient unveils revised master plan

A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Ports hit all-time high in container traffic in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber membership drive rolls on

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott said.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah SHRM chapter hosts annual retreat

The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosted their annual HR retreat for 125 attendees from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on July 24 in downtown Savannah at the Embassy Suites.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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