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Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

...welding at the Associated Builders and Contractors' National Craft Championships.Thomas, 29, is now supervising a 10-worker crew at a KBR project in Florida. She speaks occasionally to high school girls, who are impressed by her paycheck that averages...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/2014-08-31/few-women-construction-recruitin
Labor pains

...underemployment" rate is 15.1 percent, according to research firm Gallup.But the most complete snapshot of the American worker is the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics' labor force participation rate, which simply divides everyone of legal working...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-30/labor-pains
Senate hopefuls Michelle Nunn, David Perdue spar over business backgrounds

...He walked away, with his $1.7 million and didn't care about if we had a dollar in our pockets," one former Pillowtex worker, Delores Gambrell, says in the ad. "David Perdue looks out for himself."Gambrell and the other former Pillowtex workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-08
Local nonprofit making a difference for homeless families

...Augusta's child care facility on Ridge Road so their parents can look for work.One day she wants to go college and become a social worker, but right now she is busy searching for a second job and keeping her own family from sinking back into homelessness.She's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-08-28/local-nonprofit-
Ga. VA nurse gets federal prison term

...Glennville, Ga., will serve five years in federal prison and must repay $450,000 in federal funds she received by filing bogus worker's compensation claims, the U.S. attorney said.Loretta Smith, 41, pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to two counts of mail fraud...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-26/ga-va-nurse-gets-feder
Columbia County School worker charged with not reporting abuse

A Columbia County School System employee has been accused of not reporting child abuse.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-25/columbia-county-school
Across the Region

...Glennville, Ga., will serve five years in federal prison and must repay $450,000 in federal funds she received by filing bogus worker's compensation claims, the U.S. attorney said.Loretta Smith, 41, pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to two counts of mail fraud...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-26/across-region
2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

ATLANTA - An Ameri can aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-05/2nd-american-aid-worker-ebola-arriv
Augusta hospitals monitor, prep for Ebola

...use every day is sufficient for something like this. But out of an abundance of caution and due to the severity of the illness we want to be extra careful we take the extra steps to prevent the potential of infecting a health care worker."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-18/augusta-hospitals-monitor-pr
Nuclear workers learn about medical benefits at town hall meetings

...according to a Labor Department news release. More than $10.6 billion has been paid nationwide.Belton Williams, a retired SRS worker who lives in Aiken, receives compensation for daily medications and oxygen tanks. After 20 years working as an insulator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-20/nuclear-workers-learn-about-m