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Metro Savannah jobless rate jumps to 9.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 9.1 percent in June, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.6 percent in June 2011.

July 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Barrow to host two job fairs

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will host jobs fairs in Augusta and Statesboro on Aug. 11 and 21, respectively. The jobs fairs will match job seekers with local employers throughout the 12th District.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate inches up to 9 percent in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.0 percent in June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in May, the first increase in almost a year. The jobless rate was 9.9 percent in June a year ago.

July 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Don’t fall victim to investment 'biases'

If you're like most people, you go through many complex thoughts and emotions when choosing investments. In fact, a field of study called "behavioral finance" is devoted to understanding why people make their investment decisions. As part of their work, behavioral finance researchers examine "biases" that affect people's investment selections. And as an individual investor, you, too, can benefit from understanding these biases - so that you can avoid them.

July 16, 2012 | By Frank Bevenor Edward Jones | Business


Some to lose emergency unemployment compensation Saturday

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that some recipients of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) in Georgia will lose extended unemployment benefits after Saturday. EUC was established in 2008 to aid the long-term unemployed.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Keeping the 4th Georgia-grown

As the smells of food on the grill and fireworks fill the air this 4th of July, Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black would like consumers to remember some important food safety priorities.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Business


IDA’s skyline reaches new heights with cell tower

Travelers along Highway 21 between Rincon and Springfield will notice a new feature on the skyline.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Governor leading Georgia delegation to Canada

Gov. Nathan Deal will spearhead an economic development mission to some of Canada's most prominent business and tourism centers today through July 10. The governor will visit Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary to meet with companies seeking to locate or expand in the United States, diplomatic officials, Canadian business groups and media outlets. The delegation will promote the state as the nation's top location for business investment and Canadian travelers.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate unchanged in metro Savannah

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah was unchanged at 8.4 percent from April to May. The rate was 8.5 percent in May 2011.

June 21, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate stays at 8.9 percent

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.9 percent from April to May, the first time in 10 months that the jobless rate has failed to decline. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in May a year ago.

June 14, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Farm Bureau marks 75 years

Georgia Farm Bureau is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The organization began when a group of farmers from seven counties in northwest Georgia met at the Bartow County courthouse on June 17, 1937.

June 14, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Governor suspends hike in statewide gasoline tax

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Friday that he will stop an increase in the motor fuel tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

June 11, 2012 | Staff report | Business


A record month for hospital’s OR

Effingham Health System announced that Surgical Services (OR) had a record-breaking month in April.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Wiley's celebrates 25th anniversary

Wiley's Home Center in Rincon recently celebrated its 25th anniversary recently. The family-owned business opened its showroom on Highway 21 in 1987 and added its warehouse a year later.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Unemployment hits 8.4 percent in metro Savannah

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.4 percent in April, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in March. The rate was also 8.4 percent in April 2011.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


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Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


BI-LO to hold job fair

BI-LO is holding a job fair to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Pooler area.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber eager to launch membership drive

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham, area jobless rates rise

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.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A banner year for Georgia Ports

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.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient wins round in court against former CEO

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.

July 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

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.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate rises to 7.4 percent for June

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.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New Medient master plan expected soon

The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

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.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


State high court rejects class-action suit on G-P

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.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Former Medient CEO gets hearing date for injunction

A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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