ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 8.4 percent in December, up four-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 8.0 percent in November.
SAVANNAH-Condé Nast Traveler recently featured the Mansion on Forsyth Park, a luxury hotel in Savannah, on the magazine's annual Gold List, which appears in the January 2010 issue. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Mansion on Forsyth Park has been included on this elite list of top international properties.
Human resource personnel can take their next career step through Georgia Southern University's spring-semester professional development course, a Continuing Education class at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a seminar on QuickBooks. The seminar will be held Jan. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education computer lab at 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 8.0 percent in November, down three-tenths of one percentage point from revised October figures.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its annual holiday shopping tour in Rincon on Dec. 11. The event was held to spur local sales during the Christmas shopping season and started in Springfield on Dec. 5. Merchants throughout both cities offered discounts for those taking part.
Port of Savannah container volumes jumped 25.8 percent in April, with a total volume of 335,337 20-foot equivalent container units, or an additional 69,000 units. The Georgia Ports Authority also saw strong growth in roll-on/roll-off traffic, moving 77,574 units through Brunswick and Savannah, a 14.1 percent gain.
Volvo Cars has chosen Berkeley County in South Carolina as the location of its first American factory, investing up to $500 million in a facility with a capacity to initially produce up to 100,000 cars per year.