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The “Now Hiring” signs are everywhere, from big banner signs draped over chain link fences at local manufacturing plants to the little yard signs peppered around the city. The economy is seeking to make a major turnaround from the effects of a pandemic that hasn’t been seen in a century.

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U.S. job growth picked up in May and the unemployment rate fell, signaling firms are making some progress filling a record number of openings as the economy powers up. Payrolls increased by 559,000 last month after a revised 278,000 gain in April, according to a Labor Department report Friday. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists was for a 675,000 rise. The jobless rate ...

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Business is booming across Rome and Floyd County. Take a quick trip, maybe not so quick, from one side of town to the other and it’s easy to witness the wealth of commercial construction underway.

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s two U.S. senators are urging Senate leaders to fast-track legislation aimed at preventing shortages of semiconductors, citing next week’s temporary closure of the Kia plant in West Point for the lack of those electronic components.

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Worker advocates in Georgia are pushing for further expansion of paid family leave after state lawmakers passed legislation to give state employees up to three weeks of time off following the birth of a child.

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Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc. announced that real estate agent Wendy Lignell has completed the necessary training and curriculum to receive her Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. ABRs represent a select group of Realtors who focus on …

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp vetoed legislation Monday that would have created the position of chief labor officer within the Georgia Department of Labor.

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s business community is asking the state to suspend federal unemployment benefits Congress approved during the coronavirus pandemic to incentivize out-of-work Georgians to fill jobs that are going begging.

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The Rome Floyd Chamber has launched Rise & Thrive 2025, a new campaign to spur growth. The initiative could be called a successor to the old Partners in Prosperity program, which lasted from 2005 through 2019.

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Seven you professionals have been named to the 2021 Exceptional 7 Young Professionals by the Rome Floyd Chamber. They are Krista Lovering, Strom Mull, Leah Mayo, Amanda Farrell, Xaivier Ringer, Ford Knight and Emilia Jackson are being honored as the chamber's Exceptional Seven for 2021.

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ATLANTA — Georgia Power Co. has achieved two important milestones in the construction of two additional nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, the Atlanta-based utility announced Monday.

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