Thursday, April 18, 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.
Thursday, April 18
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today 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 growth …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Revisions show the Cobb County city's January unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, but it rose three-tenths of a percent in Feburary.
Kennesaw's 9 percent unemployment rate in Feburary was far from the highest in cities for which the Georgia Department of Labor records statistics. That would be Dalton at 13.9 percent. But that's scant comfort to the 1,520 people counted as out of work by the state. In revised figures for January, Kennesaw's jobless rate of 8.7 percent was three-tenths of a percent lower than what was first reported. The labor force for the city was relatively steady at 16,951. Overall Cobb County's February unemployment rate was better than Kennesaw's, with 7.4 percent of the labor force considered jobless. That was a drop of four-tenths of a percent from January. City Rate Alpharetta 6.4% Atlanta 11.2 …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
That's three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the rate in December 2012.
Kennesaw's unemployment rose from 8.7 percent in December 2012 to 9 percent in January 2013, according to new figures from the Georgia Department of Labor. The rise in Kennesaw mirrors upticks in Cobb and metro Atlanta. Cobb's jobless rate rose from 7.6 percent to 7.8 percent, metro Atlanta's from 8.4 percent to 8.7 percent. The Labor Department attributes the increase to a loss of seasonal jobs and an increase in new layoffs. While there were 2,392,000 jobs in December, there were 2,362,900 million jobs remaining in January. As a result, the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits rose from 21,912 in December to 31,663 in January. Most of the claims were filed in construction, manufacturing, trade, transportation and …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
He toured the Georgia Trade School on Moon Station Court.
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Wednesday, March 13
The head of the Georgia Department of Labor was in Kennesaw Tuesday. During his stop, Commissioner Mark Butler toured the Georgia Trade School, where he met with students and staff, and got a first-hand look at how the school is playing a key role in filling the shortage of certified welders.
Westin Hotel & Resorts will be at the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center next Wednesday.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Westin Hotel & Resorts fill more than 40 jobs in metro Atlanta. The recruitment will be held Wednesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Rd. in Marietta. The company will be recruiting housekeepers, banquet stewards, and laundry and valet attendants. Applicants must have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED) and must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and push up to 250 pounds. Housekeepers are required to have at least one year of professional housekeeping experience. Salaries and work schedules will be discussed between the applicants and the company. For additional information about the recruitment, …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The January 2013 rate was the same as the December 2012 rate.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 8.7 percent, unchanged from December. The rate was 9.3 percent in January a year ago. There was a loss of 47,700 mostly seasonal jobs and an increase in initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits over the month, but the increases were not enough to impact the unemployment rate. “The good news in this report is that we lost the fewest jobs for January since 1987,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “And, we start the year with 79,600 more jobs in January than we had in the same period a year ago.” The number of jobs increased to 3,956,300 from 3,876,700 in January 2012. Most of the over-the-year job growth …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
He'll be the keynote speaker at the Kennesaw Business Association Luncheon on Tuesday, then tour Georgia Trade School.
The head of the Georgia Department of Labor will be in Kennesaw next week. Commissioner Mark Butler will be the keynote speaker at the Kennesaw Business Association Luncheon on Tuesday. And immediately after that, he will tour the Georgia Trade School. The KBA Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. March 12 at the KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Dr. The Georgia Trade School visit is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. the same day. During the tour, Butler will meet with students and staff, and get a first-hand look at how the school is playing a key role in filling the shortage of certified welders. In 2010, there were 337,300 jobs for welders, cutters, solderers and brass workers, according to USA Today. That number is expected to grow 15 percent by 2020. "…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The recruitment fair is scheduled for Monday.
The Georgia Department of Labor Cobb-Cherokee Career Center will host two recruitment fairs this week, and one of them is for a company in Kennesaw. From 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, CarMax Auto Finance will be looking for customer service representatives and collection agents. While not required, applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.carmaxautofinance.com/jobs. And from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 5, Allied Barton Security will be looking for full-time and part-time security officers to work in the north metro Atlanta area, according to the GDOL. Candidates must have a high school diploma, at least two years of security, military, or law enforcement experience, and a valid driver’s license with a good driving …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta hopes to fill 1,000 positions at a job fair at Etowah High School from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 21.
The Georgia Department of Labor will assist two employers in filling a number of jobs in Cobb and Cherokee counties next week. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, The Sullivan Group will hold pre-screenings and job interviews from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Rd. in Marietta. The company will be recruiting for multiple positions at several North Atlanta locations. The positions include: accounts payable personnel, sales representatives, administrative assistants, print machine operators, industrial operations managers, quality control representatives, and warehouse workers for general assembly, painting, pressing and welding, and shipping and receiving. Applicants must pass a background check, complete …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Today's event is the first in a series of recruitment efforts that the Georgia Department of Labor will host at its Cobb-Cherokee Career Center through Wednesday.
AT&T is in Cobb today to fill jobs. The Georgia Department of Labor will help AT&T fill a number of full-time jobs for wire technicians in metro Atlanta. The recruitment will start at 10 a.m. today. Today's event is the first in a series of recruitment efforts that the Department of Labor will host at its Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, 465 Big Shanty Rd., through Wednesday. From 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Floor and Décor, a tile and flooring company, will recruit sales and customer service representatives as well as warehousing specialists. And from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Victory Staffing will look for several experienced workers to manage medical staffs across metro Atlanta. For more information, contact the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center at…