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Effingham unemployment holds steady at 4.8 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region was 5.6 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in September. The rate in October 2014 was 6.8 percent.

December 01, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 5.7 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 5.7 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.8 percent in September. The rate was 6.8 percent in October 2014.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


DOL to help with recruiting at Caesarstone facility

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Caesarstone Technologies USA recruit up to 45 employees for its manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill on Dec. 1. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the GDOL's Savannah Career Center, at 5520 White Bluff Rd.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Moon River adds film production chief, head of film packaging

FONU2, Inc. and Mass Hysteria Entertainment Company, Inc. announced that Daniel Grodnik, Mass Hysteria's CEO, has taken on the additional responsibility as the head of film production for Moon River Studios through Grodnik/Aloe Productions (GAP).

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Start your own investment ‘traditions’

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And like all holidays, this one has plenty of traditions, such as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (started in 1924) and football (the first broadcast Thanksgiving Day game was played between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in 1934).

November 24, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Studio, Marshall cancel plans for films

Moon River Studios' agreement with director Penny Marshall for two films has been shelved, according to information the company provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Labor department sponsoring veterans job fair

ATLANTA-A career expo for veterans featuring more than 30 employers offering more than 600 jobs will be held next week in Savannah.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State ranked No. 1 for doing business

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the third consecutive year by Site Selection magazine, a leading economic development trade publication.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Membership on the rise in Effingham County Farm Bureau

Georgia Farm Bureau expanded its overall membership in fiscal year 2015, the first time in nine years the organization has experienced membership growth. Statewide GFB has 309,378 member families, up from 301,945 in 2014.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business


There’s no big business like show business

Having a movie shot on location may bring with it some inconveniences, but state and local officials agree that it's worth the headaches.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Kroger aims to open fuel center this month

The first section of the proposed new Kroger development could open this month, Rincon City Council officials learned.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Moon River’s ‘Yellow’ gets nearer to release date

The critically-acclaimed film "Yellow" now has a distributor to put the movie on screens.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced last Thursday that the unemployment rate in Effingham County for September was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in August and from 6 percent in September 2014.

October 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA, studio agree to drastically revised deal

The once grandiose plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County appear to be getting a drastic cut.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA approves deal with cold storage firm on I-16 south tract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a land sale with a cold storage operation that hopes to start quickly.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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Effingham unemployment rate rises by .4 percent

ATLANTA-Effingham County's unemployment rate for January jumped four-tenths of a point from December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


IDA enters into partnership to develop Research Forest Tract

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has announced a development agreement with OmniTRAX, Inc. to develop its 2,600-acre industrial property known as the Research ...

March 04, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Davis named EHS employee of the year

Recently, the Effingham Hospital Authority and Effingham Health System hosted an appreciation banquet to honor the team members and departments of the year for 2015.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


IDA approves bid for I-16 tract road

Work could begin soon on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's Interstate 16 northern tract entrance road.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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