With Congress unable to decide how to pay for transportation aid, highway projects may suffer

...Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force layoffs of construction workers, and delay needed repairs and improvements.Anthony Foxx kicked off an eight-state bus trip in...

Metro Augusta unemployment rate falls to 6.7 percent

...was 7.4 percent. The February rate declined because Augusta employers created 500 new jobs and reduced the number of new layoffs by 11.2 percent, the department reported.The rate was 8.4 percent in February 2013. Although the unemployment rate...

Savannah River Sites's MOX plant cost estimates challenged

...completing construction." The National Nuclear Security Administration has not issued orders to stop construction and no layoffs have been announced."Each day the workforce shows up and continues to perform," he said.Jones said a lawsuit filed by...

Employers seek workers with skills

...better than the survey results from the first quarter, when 12 percent were going to add staffers, but 4 percent were planning layoffs.The Manpower Em ployment Outlook Survey said 82 percent of businesses were going to maintain current staff levels between...

Harvey Industries layoffs won't affect neighbor R.E. Phelon

...Monday that it won't be affected by layoffs occurring at neighboring Harvey Industries...remain open and unaffected by the recent layoffs announced Monday at the 150,000-square-foot...Attempts to obtain more information about the layoffs through R.E. Phelon, the Economic...

Augusta saw fewer layoffs in January

Initial claims for unemployment in the Augusta metro area declined in January, according to state data released Thursday.

MOX standby renews community fears about jobs, site's future

...No announcements have been made about layoffs since the president's budget proposal...move out of the area if there are massive layoffs. If the federal government ever resumed MOX...regional and national impact. In addition to layoffs affecting area businesses, the massive...

Georgia's jobless rate declines to 7.3 percent

...and 8.6 percent in January a year ago.State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the rate fell because nearly 16,000 more Georgians were employed. Also, the number of new layoffs for January fell to the lowest level in eight years.

2013 economy at a glance

...the labor force declined last year, the number of people with work also went down ? about 1,700 jobs.Fewer layoffs: Layoffs, as measured through initial claims for unemployment insurance, waned in 2013. There were 925 fewer claims in...

Senators urge Energy Secretary Moniz to continue MOX construction

...request is significantly lower than what is needed to maintain on-going operations and construction for MOX, will force major layoffs, and threaten the viability of the only congressional authorized disposition path for weapons grade plutonium," the letter...