ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in January, once again hitting the all-time high. The December rate, originally reported as a preliminary 10.2 percent, has been revised upward to 10.4 percent. The state's jobless rate was also 10.4 percent in January 2010.
Effingham Hospital and Care Center announces that Informatics Manager Mary Pizzino has been awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Degree from the University of Cincinnati.
ATLANTA-Georgia's exports and imports grew in numbers and value during 2010, reaching new milestones of growth in international trade. The state's total value of goods exported from Georgia in 2010 exceeded $28.7 billion, the most Georgia has ever exported in a single year. Georgia's imports experienced a 27.11 percent increase compared to 2009, higher than the overall national increase of 22.6 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released this month. "These figures are more ...
ATLANTA-Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens said Georgia stands to collect more than $1 million pending a multi-state settlement with American International Group, Inc. (AIG). The settlement comes after a nationwide examination of the company's compliance with premium reporting rules.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted Thursday to name Rick Lott as permanent executive director of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. Lott has served as interim director since Nov. 1 and has led the Chamber through the Holiday Classic and Effingham Day at the Capitol events, among others.
Business for Citizens Bank of Effingham customers will continue close to usual, after the state's Department of Banking and Finance closed the financial institution Friday.
The Georgia Ports Authority, in partnership with Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) and Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC), has begun the process of installing an energy management system to monitor and control HVAC and lighting at seven buildings at the Port of Savannah thanks to an energy efficiency project grant.
Georgia Southern University's "BEST Practices 106: Conflict Resolution by and for Women" will be held March 10 from 6-8 p.m in Savannah.
The Continuing Education Department of Georgia Southern University is offering Beginning and Advanced Project Management courses at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah in March and April. The courses are the first of several professional development and personal enrichment programs the University will offer at this location in 2011.
Citzens Bank of Effingham will re-open its four branches - but under a new name after the bank was closed by federal regulators.
Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the GPA experienced exceptional intermodal growth in January , posting the second best month ever with 25,877 rail moves.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that 2,279 laid-off workers in metro Savannah filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, a decrease of 418, or 15.5 percent, from 2,697 in December. Most of the decrease in claims came in accommodation and food services and manufacturing. And, there was a decline of 143, or 5.9 percent, from 2,422 claims filed in January 2010.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area increased to 8.9 percent in December, up from a revised 8.8 percent in November. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 15,856, up 330 from 15,526. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in December 2009 was 8.5 percent.
Effingham Hospital announces that Janice Ford, APRN, will be providing health care services with a focus on women's health in a new location at 1451 Highway 21 South, Suite H in Springfield.
ATLANTA-The recovery from a devastating recession is under way, and the Coastal Empire should outpace the rest of the state in economic growth, a local economist told attendees at Effingham Day at the Capitol.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will be presenting the Draft FY 2012 -2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for public review and comment.
Moving forward with a goal to invest in lives and transform communities, Concerted Services, Inc. is applying for a weatherization grant with the Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service. The purpose of this submission is to meet more housing needs in Southeast Georgia. According to the grant's notice of funding, a statement of activities must be made available to the public.
Starting Sept. 6, this fall's 12-week Certificate in Professional HR Management class in Savannah provides an in-depth study of key areas in human resources.
ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30. Key aspects of the Company's results for the second quarter of 2011 include:
ATLANTA-In the first six months of 2011, Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens' said his department has helped thousands of Georgians settle disputes with their insurance companies in the first six months of 2011. Without his help, Hudgens said, policyholders might not have seen the $6.2 million of insurance claims that was returned.
Georgia Southern University will launch a series of workplace health and safety training seminars in Savannah and Statesboro this summer and fall.
A workshop entitled "Starting a Business" will be held on Aug. 18. It is a three hour class that begins at 6 p.m.
Karen Tanksley, publisher of the Effingham Herald, presented Effingham County Chamber President Brooke Graham with a check for more than $1,200 to the Chamber last week.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Georgia Ports Authority, which owns and operates the Port of Savannah, renewed their ties Wednesday with the signing of a memorandum of understanding. The MOU, renewable for five years, was first signed in July 2003 and aims to unify efforts to encourage mutual economic benefits.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah increased to 9.5 percent in June, up 1.0 percent from a revised 8.5 percent in May. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in June a year ago was 8.8 percent.
Hobby Stripling, state executive director of Georgia's USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers of the need for insurance coverage for crops in order to be eligible for the agency's disaster assistance programs. Producers must purchase at least catastrophic (CAT) level of insurance for all insurable crops and/or FSA's Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for non insurable crops to be eligible.
The Coastal Bank has been officially approved for two new mortgage loan and down payment assistance programs specifically designed to help low to moderate income mortgage customers.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.9 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers) at the Port of Savannah, more than 465,000 automobiles and machinery units at the Port of Brunswick and nearly 2.2 million breakbulk tons for all terminals in fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011).
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is issuing a call for all area vendors interested in participating in this year's Effingham Oktoberfest to apply now.
A workshop entitled "Starting a Business" will be held July 21. It is a three-hour class that begins at 6 p.m.