The unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to a preliminary 4.7 percent in May, up five-tenths of a percent from a revised 4.2 percent in April, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today.
June 30, 2008|
From staff, wire reports
Employees at Pilgrim's Pride poultry operations across the country are being denied pay for the time they spend putting on, taking off and cleaning their protective sanitary gear, a federal lawsuit against the company contends.
Search engines are not just for searching anymore. Back in the day they were a simple device for finding things on the Internet. Sure, they still do that. But today's search engines are on steroids in comparison.
Summer has finally officially arrived and so have potential employment opportunities at an upcoming job fair hosted by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor.
The job fair is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Georgia Mountains Center.
The Georgia Beef Board and the Georgia Cattlemen's Association have proclaimed June as Georgia Beef Month. The proclamation honors Georgia's 25,000 beef producers, who make up a significant portion of the state's biggest industry - agriculture. Beef Month highlights the economic role of the cattle industry and focuses on beef as an easy and versatile meal.
Steve Dunn has his "regulars," customers who eat breakfast at Jake's Cafeteria and then come back a few hours later for lunch. He began to notice a few months ago that some of them weren't coming for both meals.
Goody's Family Clothing, a moderately priced family apparel retailer operating in small to midsize markets primarily throughout the Southeast, announced Monday that it has filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
The company plans to close 69 of its 355 stores, including the stores in Gainesville and Cumming. It is not known how many employees are affected.