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GDOL: Georgia continues to rank among leading states for job creation

ATLANTA -- Georgia continues to rank sixth in the nation and third in the Southeast in over-the-year job creation. The state gained 80,000 non-seasonally-adjusted jobs between September 2013 and September 2014, for a growth rate of 2.0 percent. The comparable national job growth rate for the same period was also 2.0 percent.

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Thursday 09/25/2014
Cotton and Twine Boutique dresses Nashville singers
Posted: September 25, 2014

Cotton and Twine Boutique, located in the Downtown Business District on North Wall Street, is experiencing rapid growth at its Calhoun location.

Monday 09/22/2014
GDOL to sponsor career expo in Bartow County on Oct. 2
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – Job seekers in Cartersville and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to connect with businesses trying to fill current or future job openings during a career expo sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL). The expo will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, located at 5450 State Route 20, Cartersville.

GDOL: Georgia among nation’s leaders in job growth
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – Georgia is ranked sixth nationally and third in the Southeast for top job growth. With the creation of over 79,300 new jobs in the past 12 months, Georgia represents a strong 2.0 percent annual growth rate, which is higher than the nation’s average of 1.8 percent.

GDOL to host job training recruitment in Blue Ridge Oct. 10
Posted: September 22, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will host a special recruitment for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal on-the-job training program to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. The recruitment will be held Friday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Career Center, 946 Appalachian Highway.

Sunday 09/21/2014
Pokey’s makes hats for Chris Tucker comedy tour
Posted: September 21, 2014

Business has picked up throughout the summer for local sporting goods store Pokey’s, located on King Street in Calhoun.

Saturday 09/20/2014
Governor makes visit to Gordon County
Posted: September 20, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal spoke to members of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission on Thursday, Sept. 18, to address the commission on ways the state has improved since he took governorship.

Friday 09/12/2014
Area Development magazine names Ga. top state for business
Posted: September 12, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is a leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

365 on Piedmont offers unique gifts, decor in downtown Calhoun
Posted: September 12, 2014

There is something for everyone at 365 on Piedmont. Opening in May of 2013, 365 has become a popular home decor store in the downtown Calhoun area.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Beer prices may rise because of crop damage
Posted: September 11, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — That rain on the plain that saturated Montana's malt barley crop in late August could be tears in the beer of American brewers in 2015.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Roper not getting out of the kitchen — or LaFayette — any time soon
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 10:02 am

Following Monday’s announcement that Electrolux has offered $3.3 billion, in cash, to purchase GE’s appliance division, the fate of Roper, a wholly owned GE subsidiary, its LaFayette plant and employees is unknown.

Tuesday 09/09/2014
Four more baseball fields now under construction at LakePoint
Posted: September 09, 2014

Construction is underway on the next four fields for Perfect Game USA baseball at LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson.

Monday 09/08/2014
Electrolux to buy GE Appliances, including Roper plant in LaFayette, in $3.3 billion deal
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 10:56 am

Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said today.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Salon provides ‘fringe benefits’ for downtown Calhoun
Posted: September 04, 2014

For Yolanda Fuller, Fringe Salon in downtown Calhoun was part of her 10-year plan.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Biddy Boutique brings popular brands, high style downtown
Posted: August 27, 2014

While working out at Firehouse Gym one day, Jasmine Hyde told her friend, Angie Brown, that the popular downtown business Biddy Boutique was for sale.

Saturday 08/23/2014
Calhoun Chick-fil-A set for remodel
Posted: August 23, 2014

The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Calhoun is set to close Sept. 6 for a month of remodeling.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
LaFayette Roper employees and officials watch and wait as GE and Electrolux acquisition dance continues
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:28 pm

The rumors of GE selling its appliance division, which includes Roper Corp. in LaFayette, that began about the time it held its annual stockholders meeting have intensified in recent weeks, as evident in this message posted on the company website:

Tuesday 08/19/2014
GDOL to help Roper recruit 150 workers for LaFayette plant Thursday, Aug. 21
Posted: August 19, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Roper Corp., a division of GE, fill about 150 manufacturing jobs for its facility in LaFayette.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Georgia’s unemployment rate rises to 7.8 percent in July
Posted: August 14, 2014

Georgia’s unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Man injured at Shaw plant in Calhoun
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:48 pm

A 45-year-old man was injured Wednesday at a Shaw Industries plant in Calhoun, according to police scanner traffic.

Friday 08/08/2014
GDOL to help Toyo Tires recruit manufacturing workers in Calhoun Aug. 23
Posted: August 08, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Toyo Tires recruit a number of workers for its manufacturing facility in Bartow County. The company, which produces tires for vehicles, is recruiting manufacturing and maintenance technicians.