Augusta metro jobless rate rises to 8 percent

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate increased to 8 percent in July, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.The rate in June was 7.4 percent. The rate was 8.8 percent in July a year ago.Like June, the rate...

Nuclear workers learn about medical benefits at town hall meetings

...assistance."Sullivent attended a town hall meeting Wednesday at the North Augusta Municipal Building, where Department of Labor officials presented information on the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. The program...

Meetings planned on health benefits for ill nuclear industry workers

The U.S. Department of Labor is holding two town hall meetings Wednesday to provide public information on medical benefits available for some nuclear workers...

Georgia jobless rate worsens

ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new jobless figure, which is up from 7.4 percent in June. State Labor Commissioner...

Augusta metro area has net gain of 200 jobs in July

...jobs in July.The area had a net gain of 200 jobs in July, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.The metro area lost 900 jobs in local government, education and health services and hospitality, while gaining...

Path out of poverty

...of welfare can fill the gap as effectively."We reflect on this study in light of new figures from the U.S. Department of Labor.The good news is that employers added 288,000 jobs in June, the fifth month in a row in which hiring topped...

Augusta's Jobs: By the numbers

...jobs in June 2009Post-recession peak27,300 jobs in May 2014Currently25,800 jobs in June 2014 Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Workforce Statistics & Economic Research

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate rises to 7.4 percent in June

Metro Augusta's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.The rate in May was 6.9 percent. The rate was 8.9 percent in June a year ago.The rate increased because...

Whole Foods job event set for Tuesday

...employees.Three sessions, beginning at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., will be held Tuesday at the Georgia Department of Labor's local office at 601 Greene St.The company is looking to hire between 120 and 150 employees before the new...

Democrats deceive blacks

...and opportunities, mostly for minorities. The unemployment rate for blacks is over 22 percent, according to the Department of Labor Statistics, and is predicted to be 50 percent in a few short years. This administration does not have anyone's...