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Ga. unemployment rate 8.1 percent in October

...About 40,000 Georgians filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance in October, which is up 17 percent from September, Butler said. He added that most people who filed claims worked temporary jobs in the manufacturing industry.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-21/ga-unemployment-rate-81-pe
Georgia labor commissioner touts local tech and healthcare fields

...cities would like to be doing."In his speech, Butler told audience members that both the construction and manufacturing industries have rebounded and are seeing some of the highest growth figures in years. Suppliers also are beginning to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-08-15/georgia-lab
Alltel customers becoming AT&T subscribers

...July. Company officials says they've already gotten 15 clients placed in jobs, focusing on construction and manufacturing industries. Over the last six years, the company has been expanding, setting up in Columbia and Charleston. Kudzu has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2013-09-26/alltel-cust
Amid record job losses and blows to industry, nation's 'carpet capital' struggles to recover

...three-quarters of the nation's flooring until the housing bubble burst and brought one of the largest U.S. manufacturing industries to its knees. Thousands lost their jobs, and the unemployment rate spiked from 4.7 percent in 2007 to 12...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-09-02/amid-record-job-losses-and
Georgia jobless rate improves to 9 percent

...the start of the Great Recession.Butler also said there are continuing signs of improvement in the state's manufacturing industry. The number of manufacturing jobs from August to September grew 1,900.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-18/georgia-jobless-rate-impro
South Ga. jail unfit for humans, grand jury says

...the county. "Timber and [farm] fields don't generate much tax base."The once-thriving mobile home manufacturing industry that boosted local property and sales taxes is about gone, he said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-04-15/south-ga-jail-unfit-humans-g
S.C. jobless rate falls to 5-year low

...construction jobs went up by 4,000. Trade, transportation and utilities jobs grew by 2,300. The state's manufacturing industry reported a loss of 900 jobs as employment in durable and non-durable goods fell.The biggest gains came in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-17/sc-jobless-rate-falls-5-ye
Dart Container plant manager passionate about manufacturing

...him to make adjustments to ensure the Michigan-based company runs smoothly.After 21 years of working in the manufacturing industry, Benedict is accustomed to making necessary changes where he sees fit.The Pennsylvania native, however, is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-04-21/dart-contai
Bridgestone impact a big splash

A mentality of not abandoning manufacturing industries despite the demise of textile-making could have played a role in the attraction of another Bridgestone tire making facility in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2011-09-22/bridgestone-impact-big-splash
Georgia Legislature works late to pass bills on final day

...State of the State speech, saying it would bring Georgia in line with neighboring states, boost the struggling manufacturing industry and attract new employers.The tax reform affected others, too. Married couples would be able to keep more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-03-30/georgia-legislature-works-late-pass