ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in January, once again hitting the all-time high. The December rate, originally reported as a preliminary 10.2 percent, has been revised upward to 10.4 percent. The state's jobless rate was also 10.4 percent in January 2010.
Effingham Hospital and Care Center announces that Informatics Manager Mary Pizzino has been awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Degree from the University of Cincinnati.
ATLANTA-Georgia's exports and imports grew in numbers and value during 2010, reaching new milestones of growth in international trade. The state's total value of goods exported from Georgia in 2010 exceeded $28.7 billion, the most Georgia has ever exported in a single year. Georgia's imports experienced a 27.11 percent increase compared to 2009, higher than the overall national increase of 22.6 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released this month. "These figures are more ...
ATLANTA-Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens said Georgia stands to collect more than $1 million pending a multi-state settlement with American International Group, Inc. (AIG). The settlement comes after a nationwide examination of the company's compliance with premium reporting rules.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted Thursday to name Rick Lott as permanent executive director of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. Lott has served as interim director since Nov. 1 and has led the Chamber through the Holiday Classic and Effingham Day at the Capitol events, among others.
Business for Citizens Bank of Effingham customers will continue close to usual, after the state's Department of Banking and Finance closed the financial institution Friday.
The Georgia Ports Authority, in partnership with Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) and Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC), has begun the process of installing an energy management system to monitor and control HVAC and lighting at seven buildings at the Port of Savannah thanks to an energy efficiency project grant.
Georgia Southern University's "BEST Practices 106: Conflict Resolution by and for Women" will be held March 10 from 6-8 p.m in Savannah.
The Continuing Education Department of Georgia Southern University is offering Beginning and Advanced Project Management courses at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah in March and April. The courses are the first of several professional development and personal enrichment programs the University will offer at this location in 2011.
Citzens Bank of Effingham will re-open its four branches - but under a new name after the bank was closed by federal regulators.
Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the GPA experienced exceptional intermodal growth in January , posting the second best month ever with 25,877 rail moves.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that 2,279 laid-off workers in metro Savannah filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, a decrease of 418, or 15.5 percent, from 2,697 in December. Most of the decrease in claims came in accommodation and food services and manufacturing. And, there was a decline of 143, or 5.9 percent, from 2,422 claims filed in January 2010.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area increased to 8.9 percent in December, up from a revised 8.8 percent in November. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 15,856, up 330 from 15,526. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in December 2009 was 8.5 percent.
Effingham Hospital announces that Janice Ford, APRN, will be providing health care services with a focus on women's health in a new location at 1451 Highway 21 South, Suite H in Springfield.
ATLANTA-The recovery from a devastating recession is under way, and the Coastal Empire should outpace the rest of the state in economic growth, a local economist told attendees at Effingham Day at the Capitol.
The Effingham One-Stop will host a job fair Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.6 percent in August, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 in July. The rate was 9.5 in August 2011.
Effingham County officials are continuing to ponder whether to enact an excise tax the state is abandoning.
Safety has taken a step forward at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill, plant manager Kelly Wolff said.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in August. The rate is unchanged from July, when the preliminary 9.3 percent rate was revised to 9.2 percent. The jobless rate was 9.9 percent in August a year ago.
The Georgia Ports Authority saw a strong August, with increased business across all categories, both month-over-month and fiscal year to date.
Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis reports a steady improvement in the economy for the second quarter of 2012, according to the Coastal Empire Economic Monitor.
At the request of Gov. Nathan Deal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily waived environmental requirements for gasoline sold in Georgia to avoid a potential shortage after Hurricane Isaac caused supply disruptions.
Parker's has announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art convenience store in Rincon.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz told a crowd of more than 1,200 at the annual State of the Port event that the authority experienced record cargo volumes, significant infrastructure improvements and continued environmental leadership in fiscal year 2012.
SAVANNAH - Israeli scientists who installed a new type of fish-friendly concrete at the Port of Savannah are encouraged by the growth of aquatic plants and animals on panels tested at the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal.
Audience members opposing a rezoning cheered Monday night as the Effingham County Planning Board recommended denying the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's request for more than 2,400 acres.
A workshop entitled "Starting a Business" will be held Sept. 11. It is a three-hour class that begins at 6 p.m.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 9.2 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in June. The rate was 9.5 percent in July 2011.
After nearly two hours of discussion - and juggling the city's zoning ordinances - Rincon City Council members may have found a way to accommodate a proposed Dollar General store.