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UGA study says ports support more than 350K jobs

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday the release of the study "The Economic Impact of Georgia's Deepwater Ports" by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA's Terry College of Business.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate declines

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the ninth consecutive month in April to 8.9 percent, the first time in more than three years the rate has dropped below nine percent. The rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in March. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in April a year ago.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Skilled Nursing Center earns five-star rating

Effingham Skilled Nursing Center has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), thereby placing it among the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the country.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


STC, Labor Department to sponsor job expo

The Georgia Department of Labor and Savannah Technical College will co-sponsor a career expo May 16, at the STC campus, 5717 White Bluff Rd., in Savannah. The expo will be from 2-6 p.m. in the auditorium.

May 10, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Ports officials hope Last Mile clears the roads

As the port of Savannah continues to grow and ships, railcars and trucks roll in and out, port officials also are anxious to make the roads around the port better - and safer.

May 07, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GDOL to team up with Military Sealift Command

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor's (GDOL) Brunswick Career Center will help Military Sealift Command (MSC) fill a number of job openings for civilian employees to work on civilian-crew ships that transport equipment and supplies to U.S. military forces worldwide. The recruitment will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the career center, located at 2517 Tara Lane.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Business


DOL taking unemployment insurance claims online

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is among 10 states that have launched a new electronic system designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs of operating the state's unemployment insurance (UI) program.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Unemployment falls to 7.9 percent in Effingham County

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.3 percent in March, down three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in February. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in March a year ago was also 8.6 percent.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Business


McCurry to discuss ports at Chamber breakfast

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host its next Chamber membership breakfast May 3 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Effingham Career Academy, off Highway 21, next to the Savannah Technical College Effingham campus.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Governor pledges support for harbor deepening

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visited the Port of Savannah on Tuesday to mark the passage of the state budget, including an additional $46.7 million to help pay for the Savannah Harbor deepening.

April 26, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate dips to lowest in last three years

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined in March for the eighth consecutive month to 9 percent, the lowest rate since February 2009, when it was 8.9 percent. That is a decline of one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.1 percent in February. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in March a year ago.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Port posts biggest month ever

SAVANNAH-The Georgia Ports Authority marked its highest monthly numbers ever in March, handling 2.37 million tons of freight.

April 23, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Unemployment benefits extension set to expire

ATLANTA-The State Extended Benefit (SEB) program for long-term unemployed Georgians will end April 21. The SEB is a federally-funded extended unemployment insurance program.

April 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Ports, leaders applaud Corps’ study

After 15 years of study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced Wednesday that it had released the final documents for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) for review by state and federal agencies and the general public.

April 12, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate dips in Coastal Georgia, metro Savannah

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area declined to 9.2 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.4 percent in January. The jobless rate in the Coastal area in February a year ago was 9.6 percent.

March 29, 2012 | Staff report | Business


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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


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