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2015 forecast calls for 2 percent job growth in Augusta

...180 jobs.Statewide, tourism-related and health care payrolls will swell faster than other sectors, but manufacturing employment and exports will be slowed by weak global demand.Rises in home values that boost property-tax digests are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-19/2015-forecast-calls-2-perc
US job growth drops to 142,000, slowest in 8 months

...been resolved, which could lead to a rebound in hiring this month.Officials also noted that the number of auto-manufacturing jobs fell 4,600 in August after a surge of nearly 13,000 in July. Auto jobs can be volatile during summer because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-05/us-job-growth-drops-142000
California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery, convenience stores

...grocers that would lead to a loss of thousands of manufacturing jobs."If this law were allowed to go into effect, it would jeopardize thousands of California manufacturing jobs, hurt the environment and fleece consumers for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-30/california-becomes-first-s
Georgia State University's Economic Forecasting Center's outlook says state growth will continue in 2014

...utilities 100.On the other hand, manufacturing shed 140 jobs while financial services issued 70 pink slips."Manufacturing jobs are expected to improve moving forward as Hollander Sleep Products opens a new plant and distribution center in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-27/georgia-state-universitys-
Three-wheeled Elio, a $6,800 commuter car, is closer to going on sale

...dependence on foreign oil, he started working on a fuel-efficient car. Equally important to him was creating U.S. manufacturing jobs and making the car inexpensive enough to appeal to buyers who might otherwise be stuck in old, unreliable clunkers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-15/three-wheeled-elio-6800-co
AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk taxes

...of the fair tax, and I think it absolutely would level the playing field with foreign competitors and bring some manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. So I have become not only a supporter of that, but a proponent of that. So you say, how do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-05/ap-interview-perdue-kingston-
AmbioPharm Inc. to expand North Augusta workforce, operations

...Six employees have been hired, and AmbioPharm is looking to fill the remaining positions, which range basic manufacturing jobs to entry-level chemists and management personnel. The company's 10,000-square-foot facility in North...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-06-03/ambiopharm-
Debate on how to create Georgia jobs

...ATLANTA -- Friday's announcement that Georgia is one of 12 states to receive extra federal help in stimulating manufacturing jobs comes in the midst of elections when job creation is a major issue. The Obama administration targeted the Dalton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-02/debate-how-create-georgia-
Foreign-owned companies responsible for nearly 10,000 jobs in Augusta

...foreign-owned businesses are concentrated in manufacturing, with 2.2 million workers, or nearly one-fifth of all manufacturing jobs in the country, Brookings reported.DSM Chemicals, which makes the chemical building blocks for nylon at a plant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-05/foreign-owned-companies-cr
32 states trail US as a whole in job recovery

...year, but manufacturing payrolls remain down 1.6 million, or 12 percent, since the start of the recession. Manufacturing jobs in Michigan hit bottom in June 2009. But the state still has 45,000, or 7 percent, fewer factory workers than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-02/32-states-trail-us-whole-j