ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced that 93,988 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in July, an increase of 58.9 percent from July 2008. The last time the over-the-year increase in initial claims was less than 58.9 percent was November 2008, when an increase of 54.7 percent was recorded.
In a literal "sign of the times," the old Springfield Ford signs are coming down and Effingham Auto Sales signs are taking their places as Joe Pope and his team make the move across the street.
Atlantic Southern Financial Group (NASDAQ: ASFN) reported a net operating loss of $4.3 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2009. The net operating loss was primarily driven by elevated credit costs including a $5.7 million provision in the allowance for loan losses.
You most likely need to save and invest for retirement. But if you have children, you also may want to put money away for their college education. Are these two goals mutually exclusive?
In spite of a down economy, Georgia's tax-free shopping will take place this weekend.
SAVANNAH - The goal, Richard Kessler said, is to have exuberant guests.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority continues to host prospects, but CEO John Henry warned members that the county's own success may be a detriment.
It's back-to-school time. Join the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming students back to school.
A two-year decline in real estate sales is showing signs of slowing, according to local real estate professionals.
The group marketing an expansive tract off Old Augusta Road is ready to bring in prospects - but they need water, sewer and roads, too.
As an adult, you're fortunate if you still have your parents. However, as they get older, you may well have to assist them in some key areas of their life. Specifically, they may need you to get involved in some of their financial issues. And if you do, you may need to focus on two areas: leaving a legacy and managing finances during retirement.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 8.6 percent in June, up seven-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 7.9 percent in May.
Georgia Ports Authority's Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America's fourth highest volume container port in fiscal year 2009.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold a second in a series of Identity Theft Prevention Seminars on Aug. 12-13.
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Stoner is stepping down from his position, and his last day on the job is today.
Dennis Webb returned to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority to receive the board's gratitude.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its second job fair.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, unchanged from February, matching its lowest level since July 2008. The rate was 7.3 percent a year ago.
The Georgia Ports Authority increased containerized cargo in March by 27.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, for an additional 72,499 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs).
With confetti raining down among the mist Thursday morning, the Tanger Outlet Center in Pooler opened to cheers, fanfare and television stars.
FONU2 announced that it has updated its Web site to reflect the strategic direction of the company.
The Savannah Small Business Development Center, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, will present "Location Isn't Everything" on April 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the SBDC, 111 E. Liberty St.
The Georgia Department of Labor will help staffing company Ambassador Personnel hire 18 manufacturing workers for companies in Savannah, Pooler and Bloomingdale.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Burns World Travel, which has moved to a new location.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for February was 6.0 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in January. The rate in February 2014 was 7.3 percent.
FONU2, Inc., announced Tuesday it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Applebox Productions.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's board is under new leadership, as one of its most senior members was voted in as chairman Thursday night.
The head of the massive movie studio complex to be built in Effingham County told members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that progress continues to be made on the project.
The Effingham Herald and CEO Charles H. Morris will host a reception for retiring Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley on April 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the community room at Effingham Chamber of Commerce, 520 W. 3rd Street in Springfield, according to Joe McGlamery, regional vice president for Morris' southeast Georgia publications.
The Georgia Ports Authority marked strong and sustained growth across all major markets in the month of February, including bulk, breakbulk, autos and machinery, and containerized freight.