Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Revenue Management Consulting and RGIS Inventory will be at the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center this week.
Two companies will be at the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center this week to recruit workers. From 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Revenue Management Consulting will conduct pre-screenings and interviews for an opening at the company that requires a high school diploma and at least six months of call center or customer service experience. Revenue Management is looking for someone to receive payments and prepare statements to the credit department if customers do not respond. The position pays $8.50 to $10 an hour plus commission. The next day, RGIS Inventory will interview candidates for its travel team. The company needs someone to take inventory for various clients. The successful candidate will have three to four overnight stays per week. Candidates …
Friday, April 19, 2013
More jobs and fewer layoffs in most metro Atlanta counties helped push the state's unemployment rate down to 8.4 percent, it's lowest since December 2008.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 8.4 percent in March, the lowest rate since December 2008. The rate declined from 8.6 percent in February because of an increase in the number of jobs and fewer new layoffs. The rate was down from 9.1 percent in March a year ago. “Georgia employers created 23,700 jobs last month, which is one of the best job growth numbers we’ve had in March for almost a decade,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “The growth was in several industries, led by leisure and hospitality and professional and business services.” Additional growth came in trade, transportation and warehousing, construction and local government. The March …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Revised January figures show the actual January jobless rate was 8.1 percent.
Smyrna's unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in February, with 2,534 people counted as jobless in the Cobb County city. Just a few weeks ago the Georgia Department of Labor reported the city's January jobless rate at 8.4 percent, but after revisions the agency revealed the actual rate was 8.1 percent. An additional 110 workers were counted as unemployed last month. Smyrna retains the distinction of having the lowest unemployment rate of the three Cobb cities for which statistics are compiled, with Marietta at 8.7 percent and Kennesaw at 9 percent. Overall Cobb County's February unemployment rate was even better than those three cities, with 7.4 percent of the labor force considered jobless. That was a drop of four-tenths of a percent …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Cobb County city saw the loss of 110 jobs from December to January.
Smyrna's jobless rate increased to 8.4 percent in January, rising by three tenths of a percent from December 2012. The 30,238 workers in the civilian labor force as only slightly fewer than in December. But there were 110 fewer people working in the first month of the year, according to statistics from the Georgia Department of Labor. The city still had the lowest unemployment rate of the three municipalities for which the department collects data. However, it was higher than the overall average jobless rate for Cobb County, which was 7.8 percent. It appears that people in unincorporated parts of the county have a lower jobless rate. This year's unemployment rate was still a full percentage point lower than that of January 2012 for Smyrna…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Georgia Department of Labor will be helping CarMax and Allied Barton recruit workers in Cobb County.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will hold recruitments Monday and Tuesday to help CarMax Auto Finance and Allied Barton Security fill a number of jobs in Cobb County. The sessions will be held at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Rd. in Marietta. On Monday, March 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., CarMax Auto Finance will be recruiting customer service representatives and collection agents. Prior to the recruitment, applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.carmaxautofinance.com/jobs. On Tuesday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, Allied Barton Security will be recruiting full-time and part-time security officers to work in the north metro Atlanta area. Salaries are $9.74 per hour. Applicants must have: …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The rate was 9.4 percent in December 2011.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in November. The rate was 9.4 percent in December a year ago. “The unemployment rate ticked up slightly because of a combination of factors,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “We had a modest increase in new layoffs, along with a small job loss driven primarily by seasonal layoffs in education. Basically, the December numbers are flat, but even so, this is the best November to December job market report since 2007. “The most important thing to remember from this report is that our unemployment rate is much lower, the pace of new layoffs …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Georgia Department of Labor’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center will be recruiting Tuesday and Thursday to fill positions at two companies.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Georgia Department of Labor is helping this week two companies fill a number of jobs. First, GDOL officials will assist Sam’s Mart/Shell Gas Station in filling a number of retail jobs in Sandy Springs. The recruitment will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Road. The company will be recruiting a store manager, assistant manager and several sales associates and cashiers. Applicants should have a résumé and are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for employment. Applicants for the store manager position, which pays about $40,000 a year, must have at least three years’ experience managing a retail establishment. The assistant manager, who …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Georgia Department of Labor this week will mail notices with instructions on how individuals can file for additional benefits.
The state unemployment rate at 9.2 percent, some long-term unemployed workers may be eligible for additional benefits. The Georgia Department of Labor this week will mail notices with instructions on how individuals can file for Emergency Unemployment Compensation. "Federal law mandates that a state in which EUC is provided must have a three-month seasonally adjusted unemployment average of 9.0 percent to qualify for the EUC Tier 4 program," the department said in a news release. "This program allows extended benefits for individuals who have exhausted first, second, and third tiers of EUC and have no potential eligibility for regular unemployment insurance benefits." Georgia’s average jobless rate has risen from 8.9 percent in April and …
Friday, August 17, 2012
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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