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Augusta unemployment rate drops to 6.6 percent

The Metro Augusta unemployment rate for November was 6.6 percent, down from the month before, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday.The jobless rate was 7 percent in October and 7.3 percent in November 2013.The rate fell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-25/augusta-unemployment-rate-
Georgia jobless rate drops to 7.2 percent

ATLANTA - State officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.2 percent.The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new figure, which is the seasonally adjusted jobless rate for November.State officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/georgia-jobless-rate-drops
Stroke survivor bounces back to cook again

...therapy, but her insurance only took her so far.After her policy ran dry, she received a grant from the Georgia Department of Labor to continue eight weeks of physical, occupational and speech therapies at NeuroRestorative, a five-bedroom brain-injury...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-17/stroke-survivor-bounces-back
Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

...the governor's office. That means she's taking a $10,000 pay cut.Last week, Haley announced that the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation was getting a new director but declined then to say where Pisarik, the director since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-15/haley-names-new-director-states-tro
Georgians passing GED test

...In Clarke County, about 20 percent of the labor force has less than a high school education, according to state Department of Labor statistics. In nearby Elbert County, 30 percent of workers lack a high school diploma or GED, and in some high-poverty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-15/georgians-passing-ged-tes
Proposal would boost hourly wages in South Carolina

...minimum wage, at $5.15 per hour, of the 45 states that have a minimum wage requirement, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.The federal minimum wage applies only to workers covered under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. In Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/proposal-would-boost-hourl
Factory workers are losing leverage

...out of a recession," Wahlquist said.Permanent workers tend to be trained by their employers. But the federal Department of Labor said many temporary employees are sent to factory jobs without proper training, which has led to injuries and deaths...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-06/factory-workers-are-losing-leverage
Georgia communities tout veterans in workforce sales pitch

...reservists and members of the National Guard here, forming what they would call a target-rich environment.The Department of Labor, for instance, holds special job fairs, interview workshops and conducts training sessions for veterans, teaching...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-26/georgia-communities-tout-vet
Georgia jobless rate declines

ATLANTA - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7 percent.The Georgia Department of Labor early Thursday morning announced the new October jobless figure.The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 7.7 percent is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-20/georgia-jobless-rate-decline
First Unisys job event held in Augusta, hiring to start this week

...information technology firm Unisys.The Georgia Department of Labor held a recruitment event for the Pennsylvania-based...doors within the first two hours Monday, Georgia Department of Labor Regional Coordinator Ginger Carrington said.By...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-17/first-unisy