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Domestic oil production prompts North Augusta business to expand

...President Rian True said. "Our biggest area of growth is spill containment," he said. "We have for 25 years been manufacturing portable, flexible secondary containment."With the shale oil expansion in North America, he said, there has been an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-20/domestic-oi
Augusta metro jobless rate rises to 8 percent

...seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing.All six counties that make up the metro area had higher jobless rates in July. Aiken County was the lowest at 6.3 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/augusta-metro-jobless-rate
Jessie Crozier

...they moved to Lincolnton and in 1969, her husband, Clint S. Bo Crozier, passed away. Later she retired from Oxford Manufacturing and as her health declined, alternated staying with her sons, Don and Stanley before going to Westwood Extended Care...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172179181
Jessie Crozier

...they moved to Lincolnton and in 1969, her husband, Clint S. Bo Crozier, passed away. Later she retired from Oxford Manufacturing and as her health declined, alternated staying with her sons, Don and Stanley before going to Westwood Extended Care...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172193774
Georgia jobless rate worsens

...State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase is mostly due to temporary, seasonal layoffs in local government and manufacturing. Butler said the state's employment picture is continuing to show positive signs. He said private employers in the state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-14/georgia-jobless-rate-worse
Augusta metro area has net gain of 200 jobs in July

...percent to 7.8 percent."The July rate increase is primarily due to temporary seasonal layoffs in local government and manufacturing," said state Labor Com missioner Mark Butler. "Most of those individuals have already gone back to work."There were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-14/augusta-metro-area-has-net
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
For the record

...Aiken, possession of methamphetamine, a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuanaJames Odell Powell, 48, of Appling, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crimeChristopher Jason Wright, 32, of the 2500 block...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-08-13/record
US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001

...economists interpret the slower pace of hiring as a sign that workers lack the necessary skills. People who previously worked in manufacturing or construction might not have the right background to segue into the health care sector.The other possibility is that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-12/us-employers-advertised-46
Jobs recovered, but not the wages

...you hear about the erosion of the middle class since the recession, that's what they're talking about. High-wage manufacturing and construction jobs went away and were replaced by lower-wage hospitality and health care jobs, the mayors' conference...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-08-15/jobs-recove