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State’s jobless number hits record high for May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in May, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. The jobless rate was up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in April.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Savannah Tech, EFACEC to host job seminar

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Effingham Campus and EFACEC will host "Getting a manufacturing job with EFACEC" on June 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham Campus.

June 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Initial jobless claims up sharply from a year ago

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 75,436 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in May, an increase of 68.7 percent from May 2008.

June 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber honors a lifetime of work

The author of an authoritative tome on the life of John Adam Treutlen was honored with the award named after the state's first constitutional governor Thursday night.

June 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Lowe’s customer appreciation

June 08, 2009 | Debbie Neidlinger | Business


State cracking down on illegal going out of business sales

Joe Doyle, administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, has announced that the agency has entered into settlements with three different companies who allegedly held going-out-of-business sales that were not in compliance with Georgia law.

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Still rolling

General Motors' bankruptcy won't have any impact on the local Chevrolet dealership, Fuller Chevrolet General Manager Tommy Arden said.

June 04, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Business startup workshops coming

Two workshops entitled "Starting A Business" will be held during the month of June.

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Business after hours

Business after hours was recently held at Microtel.

June 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Coastal Bank to hold real estate tax credit seminar

The Coastal Bank will present a free real estate tax credit seminar in Rincon on June 2.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate at 7.7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area was a preliminary 7.7 percent in April, up from a revised 7.5 percent in March.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Get familiar with the basics of estate planning

If you still have many years to go until retirement, you may not consider drawing up an estate plan to be a high priority. And yet, as long as you have a family and financial assets, you do need to think about estate planning - no matter what age you are.

May 28, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


BB&T names Knick assistant vice president

RINCON - BB&T has promoted Taryn Knick to assistant vice president. Knick, who joined the bank in 1998, is a financial center leader in BB&T's Rincon branch at 470 S. Columbia Avenue.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber honors small businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce honored four outstanding small businesses at its monthly membership breakfast Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Rincon's Memorial Chapel.

May 21, 2009 | Lindsay Webb | Business


Initial unemployment claims up more than 60 percent

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.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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Bennett named IDA chairman as Webb steps down

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.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Studio CEO ‘happy’ with progress

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.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Retiring Tanksley to be honored at reception

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.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Another big month for ports

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.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State DOL to help Rincon transformer plant recruit workers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help Georgia Transformer Corporation (GTC), formerly EFACEC, recruit 32 workers for its manufacturing plant in Rincon. The company manufactures high-voltage transformers for utility companies.

March 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate holds steady at 5.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for January remained unchanged from December, staying level at 5.4 percent.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Brown named employee of the year for EHS

Rose Brown loves her job with Effingham Health System.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


UPS honors Guyton driver

ATLANTA - UPS announced 71 elite drivers from Georgia, including an Effingham County resident, are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate tumbles to 6.3 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008 when it was 6.3 percent. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 7.3 percent.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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