SAVANNAH-As the manufacturing economy begins to turn around in our area, more and more employers are looking to find skilled workers and are turning to graduates of Savannah Technical College's Electrical Mechanical/Manufacturing Technician program, offered at the Effingham Campus.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.3 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.2 percent in April. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 14,659, up 179 from 14,480 in April.
Wednesday marked the second year of business for Teach Right! the teaching supplies store in Rincon as they celebrated with free cupcakes and discounts.
Aaron Herring cut the ribbon to Landscapers Depot as his staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce gathered in the new nursery on Goshen Road. The business moved from Waterford Court behind B&M Pools, across from the old Springfield Ford, in March.
The Small Business Administration's Microloan program is now available for all 159 counties in Georgia.
The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. recently made its fifth contribution to support the Marine Sportfish Carcass Recovery Project with a $10,000 donation to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. This latest donation makes a total of $55,000 provided to support the project. Also funded by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration and Georgia fishing license fees, the carcass recovery project gives saltwater anglers a chance to directly participate in the management of popular saltwater fish species ...
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will continue a series of workshops Saturday to help laid-off employees of educational institutions transition into new careers. The workshops, which will last approximately two hours, will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following location: Savannah Hyatt Regency, 2 West Bay St., Savannah, in the Vernon Room. Please note that the workshops are not job fairs, but workshops designed for the education employees being laid off ...
To improve your career options, Georgia Southern University invites you to enroll in the fiber optic networking short courses running Aug. 9-15 in Savannah. Running Monday through Wednesday, the basic course, Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT), prepares you for the broad-based Fiber Optic Association (FOA) exam that requires verified skills in fiber optics and covers technology, components, installation and testing. The CFOT certification exam is given and graded at the end of the class and included in ...
Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Rand Shearouse took the gavel from outgoing president Alice DeForest, beginning his tenure as president of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night. Shearouse said he was grateful to serve as Chamber president. "Because of you, our Chamber continues to be effective, visible and responsible in today's changing economy," he told members and their guests. "We believe in shopping locally and doing what we all can ...
What are the three most important focus areas for every leader? Learn the answers to this and other key business-success questions at Georgia Southern University's next Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST) seminar in Savannah on June 24.
The staff and family at Glaze Beauty Boutique and Day Spa in Rincon held a grand opening to celebrate the opening of the newest wing of their business - Milano Fine Gifts and Jewelry. The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a second ribbon cutting at the location to mark the new phase of business and the Glaze team set up treats under a tent out in front of the business to celebrate.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon Tuesday as a way to say thanks to its group of Chamber ambassadors. The ambassadors are volunteers who represent the Chamber at new business ribbon cuttings, grand openings and the like. Awards were given to the Ambassador of the Quarter for the first three quarters of this year.
Georgia Power will conduct its final step of outages and upgrades in its spring conversion next week.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announces its annual meeting, celebrating 24 years of serving Effingham County. The meeting will be held on June 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Effingham County High School.
Effingham County musicians' prayers have been answered. No longer will they have to drive into Savannah for their musical instrument needs. From guitar picks and strings to clarinet reeds and drum heads, AMR Music may have what they need.
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.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in July, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in June. The jobless rate was 10 percent in July a year ago.
Growing up in Effingham County, Mary Porter was known more by her nickname than her given name, she said.
Tourism efforts in Effingham County could get a boost, if county commissioners and Rincon City Council members enact a proposal from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.
RoadLink IntermodaLogistics of Port Wentworth will host a job fair on Aug. 8 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 South in Rincon.
Panther Properties Investment has purchased the complex formerly known as the Springs of Effingham.
The HeritageBank of the South's holding company it will be closing two branches, including one in Effingham County, and will be offering early retirement to some employees.