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Lawmakers claims construction tax fraud

...movie-production companies are tax frauds and insists that the Department of Labor needs more inspectors to police worker misclassification...problem could be one of lax enforcement. When a Department of Labor attorney guessed there were more than 50 auditors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/lawmakers-claims-construct
Augusta-area jobs decline in June

...of school job losses drove down the number of jobs in the Augusta metro area in June, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.The education and health services job sector, which includes teachers and aides, declined by 1,400 jobs in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/augusta-area-jobs-decline-
Georgia's jobless rate down slightly to 6.1 percent in June

...state's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.1 percent in June, down from 6.3 percent in May.The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday unemployment is at its lowest rate in seven years. The seasonally-adjusted jobless rate was 7...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-16/georgias-jobless-rate-down
New act designed to further develop state's work force

...legislation, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, to strengthen our state's work force.Through the U.S. Department of Labor, states have long received funds to implement work force programs, the most recent of which was the Workforce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-12/new-act-designed
Augusta area employers voice concern about federal overtime proposal

...employees and is expected to guarantee overtime pay for about 4.7 million workers, the release said.The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the proposed overtime changes would affect 160,000 workers in Georgia and 70,000 employees in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-06/augusta-are
University Hospital moves to protect workers as scrutiny on injury increases

...those injuries occur. Officials at Univer sity Hospital say they are already addressing the problem.The U.S. Department of Labor's Oc cu pational Safety and Health Ad min istration announced last week that it was sending a memorandum to staff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-02/university-hospital-moves-pr
May unemployment rises for Augusta metro area

...Tournament shedding of hospitality jobs hiked the metro unemployment rate to 6.6 percent in May, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.The jobless rate was 6.1 percent in April, and 7.3 percent in May a year ago.The number...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-25/may-unemployment-rises-aug
Slight change in Ga. jobless rate

...ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 6.3 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the May jobless figure, a seasonally-adjusted rate that's up from a revised 6.2 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-18/slight-change-ga-jobless-r
Jenkins County adding 100 jobs with plant expansion

...unemployment rate dipped to 8.4 percent in March, down from 10.5 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.In late March, South Korea-based Wells Lighting announced that it would put the company's North American...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-13/jenkins-cou
Augusta area unemployment dropped in April

...April, mostly related to the Masters Tournament, it pushed down the metro Augusta unemployment rate.The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the metro's unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in April, a decrease from 6.4 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-28/augusta-area-unemployment-