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Job Readiness Event Set for Sept. 9 in Elberton

Job Readiness Event Set for Sept. 9 in Elberton

The GDOL Job Readiness Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elberton First Baptist Church’s Recreation Outreach Center.
Tobacco Out at Local CVS Stores

Tobacco Out at Local CVS Stores

Customers of the pharmacy chain, which has more than 300 stores in Georgia, can still buy products to help them kick the habit.
Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Is the increase in Georgia's unemployment numbers a seasonal blip or the continuation of a trend tied to a lack of skilled workers?
Georgia's Jobless Rate Rises ... Again

Georgia's Jobless Rate Rises ... Again

The percentage of Georgians who are out of work increased to 7.8 in July, a 0.4 percent increase from June.
Zombies, Car Chases Generate $5.1 Billion for GA Film Industry

Zombies, Car Chases Generate $5.1 Billion for GA Film Industry

Georgia film and TV productions include “The Walking Dead,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2,” and more.
Labor Dept.: March Jobless Rate Falls In Athens, Northeast Georgia

Labor Dept.: March Jobless Rate Falls In Athens, Northeast Georgia

Northeast Georgia’s unemployment rate declined to 6.2 percent in March.
Athens-Based Mister Sparky Set to Hire Residential Electricians

Athens-Based Mister Sparky Set to Hire Residential Electricians

Preferred applicants should have previous electrical experience and excel at customer service.
Georgia Job Openings: Macy's, Ranstad, TA/Petro and More

Georgia Job Openings: Macy's, Ranstad, TA/Petro and More

Diesel mechanic, Windows engineer, medical office assistant, technical support worker and more. Find employers now hiring on the Patch jobs board.
Jobless Rate in Athens-Oconee Rises Slightly, But Still Lowest in State

Jobless Rate in Athens-Oconee Rises Slightly, But Still Lowest in State

Metro Atlanta saw its unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December.
Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

Is The Wrong Job Better Than No Job At All?

How to make the best of a less than perfect job situation.

Uncle Sam Will Pay $3,000 To Give You The Flu

Healthy and under 50? Here's a way to make some quick money.
Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

How sharing finances brought one couple closer together.
How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

Follow these steps for lifetime job security.
Fox's Den Pizza Chosen as Business of the Year at Oconee Chamber Banquet

Fox's Den Pizza Chosen as Business of the Year at Oconee Chamber Banquet

The new chamber chairman is Jonathan Swartz.
Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Password 'ABC123'? Yeah, Change That

Tips for generating impenetrable Internet passwords.
One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

One of Three Women Live At or Near Poverty, Shriver Report Finds

Two-thirds of women consider themselves the family breadwinner.
Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Best Companies to Work for in 2014

Google grabs the top slot yet again on Fortune list.
How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

Here's why you should think before you tweet. (Or Facebook. Or Instagram.)
W-2 Forms: Understanding Your Most Important Tax Document

W-2 Forms: Understanding Your Most Important Tax Document

This holds the key to a bigger tax refund.