ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 84,346 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in April, an increase of 63.4 percent from April 2008. By comparison, March's year-over-year increase was 126.3 percent, continuing a trend of "triple-digit" monthly increases in 2009.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in April, up slightly from a revised 9.2 percent in March and February.
Four locally-owned small businesses will be recognized at the Effingham County Chamber's monthly membership breakfast, slated for Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church-Rincon's Memorial Chapel.
Glenn Weston of Citizens Bank recently graduated from the Georgia Banking School, a three-year program offered by the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA). Weston received advanced training in numerous courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects.
RINCON - Defying typical nonprofit fundraising across the U.S. this year, Lowe's is at the top of a long list of retail and restaurant partners to report a record-breaking $18 million in Shamrocks Against Dystrophy sales.
Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the growth of another valuable piece of property - your investment portfolio.
A free workshop entitled "The Power of Email Marketing" will be offered on May 29 at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm St., Savannah. This is an all-day workshop beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m.
SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently elected state Rep. Buddy Carter to serve on its board of directors. Rep. Carter, who represents House District 159 in south Effingham County and west Chatham County, was officially named to the board at the bank's annual meeting.
Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry announced the location of a new firm during the annual existing industry appreciation dinner Friday.
Terry Proctor of E and P Holdings Group, Inc. accepts the spotlight industry of the year award from Effingham IDA CEO John Henry.
DaVita-Effingham North Dialysis of Springfield honored Lillian Standefer during National DaVita Village Greeter Week from April 19-24.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 – Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.
Two workshops entitled "Starting a Business" will be held during May from 6-8:30 p.m. They will take place on Thursday evenings May 7 and May 28 in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah.
Members of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce help Robert and Kathlene Connor, owners of The Station, cut the ribbon on their new restaurant.
MACON - Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced the financial results for the first quarter of 2009.
BI-LO is holding a job fair to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Pooler area.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in May. The rate was 8.3 percent in June a year ago.
The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014, the GPA reported Monday.
The new chief executive officer of Medient Studios said the company got the ruling in its favor from a Nevada judge Wednesday afternoon it anticipated.
Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday.
Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.
Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.
The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.
Many consumers recall being affected by, or at least hearing about, thieves hacking into credit and debit card data of millions of Target customers this past holiday season.
State Supreme Court justices ruled Friday that a group of homeowners are not entitled to bring a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.
A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.