Saturday, January 26, 2013
The rate was 7.2 percent in November.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta rose to 8.4 percent in December, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.0 percent in November. The rate was 8.9 percent in December 2011. In Cobb, the rate rose to 7.6 percent in December, up from 7.2 percent in November. The rate rose because of a combination of factors – a slight increase in initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits and an increase in the labor force, as more people began searching for work. There were 115 more new claims for unemployment benefits in construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, and accommodations and food services. While the initial claims were up from…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Bring your resume to the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center this morning. A Kennesaw call center is hiring.
The Georgia Department of Labor will help Alorica recruit about 100 seasonal workers for a call center in Kennesaw. A recruitment of customer service representatives will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Rd. in Marietta. Applicants must have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED) and type at least 35 words a minute. They should have a resume and are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for employment. The salary is $9 an hour. Prior to the recruitment, applicants must apply on-line at www.aloricajobs.com. The job order number is 1200002792. While most of the jobs are part-time, they may result in full-time …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The rate was 9.4 percent in December 2011.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in November. The rate was 9.4 percent in December a year ago. “The unemployment rate ticked up slightly because of a combination of factors,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “We had a modest increase in new layoffs, along with a small job loss driven primarily by seasonal layoffs in education. Basically, the December numbers are flat, but even so, this is the best November to December job market report since 2007. “The most important thing to remember from this report is that our unemployment rate is much lower, the pace of new layoffs …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
That's because the state’s jobless rate has declined in the last three months.
Some recipients of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) in Georgia will lose extended unemployment benefits after Saturday, Jan. 12. EUC was established in 2008 to aid the long-term unemployed. Georgia will “trigger off” EUC’s Tier 4 unemployment insurance program during the week ending Jan. 12 because the state’s jobless rate has declined in the last three months, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Georgia’s jobless rate was 9.0 percent in September, but declined to 8.7 percent in October and 8.5 percent in November. Federal law mandates that a state in which EUC is provided must have a three-month seasonally adjusted unemployment average of 9.0 percent to remain “…
Friday, December 28, 2012
Clear Signal Networks needs to fill about 10 telesales agents jobs in the Smyrna area.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Clear Signal Networks (CSN) fill about 10 jobs for telesales agents in the Smyrna area. The recruitment will be held Friday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Rd. in Marietta. The company will be recruiting telesales agents for a major wireless telephone company. Applicants must have a resume, high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED), at least six months of sales experience, be able to sell over the phone, enter data in a computer, and research customer-account information. They are encouraged to dress appropriately to improve their opportunities for employment. Selected applicants will work 15 to 30 hours a …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Cobb-Cherokee Career Center will help Chattahoochee Technical College recruit unemployed workers and other students to enroll in short-term training classes.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Recruitment for a short-term technology training program will take place Nov. 15.
The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Cobb-Cherokee Career Center will help Chattahoochee Technical College recruit unemployed workers and other students to enroll in short-term training classes for a variety of “in-demand” jobs in the technology field. The training program is entitled Jump Start Your Career in the Technology Industry. The recruitment for the program will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the career center, located at 465 Big Shanty Rd. in Marietta. The classes will be taught during the 2013 Spring Semester, beginning January 12. Representatives of the college, including training instructors, admissions officers, and financial aid personnel, will be on hand to provide information about the training …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Georgia Department of Labor will help Floor & Décor Outlets fill a number of jobs.
Head over to the Georgia Department of Labor's Cobb-Cherokee Career Center from 10 a.m. to noon today. The GDOL will help Floor and Decor Outlets recruit product sales specialists, warehouse specialists and customer service associates with at least one year of experience. The positions pay between $8.55 to 11 an hour. At a minimum, candidates must have a high school diploma or a GED. They must also have computer skills, a flexible schedule and an ability to lift as much as 50 pounds of merchandise. For more information, contact the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center at 770-528-6100. The center is at 465 Big Shanty Rd.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Georgia Department of Labor this week will mail notices with instructions on how individuals can file for additional benefits.
The state unemployment rate at 9.2 percent, some long-term unemployed workers may be eligible for additional benefits. The Georgia Department of Labor this week will mail notices with instructions on how individuals can file for Emergency Unemployment Compensation. "Federal law mandates that a state in which EUC is provided must have a three-month seasonally adjusted unemployment average of 9.0 percent to qualify for the EUC Tier 4 program," the department said in a news release. "This program allows extended benefits for individuals who have exhausted first, second, and third tiers of EUC and have no potential eligibility for regular unemployment insurance benefits." Georgia’s average jobless rate has risen from 8.9 percent in April and …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
That mirrors declines countywide and across metro Atlanta.
The August jobs report is out, and preliminary figures from the Georgia Department of Labor show a dip in Cobb County's jobless rate. Cobb's rate dropped from a revised 8.5 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August. And thanks to fewer layoffs in manufacturing, construction, administrative and support services, educational services, and health care and social assistance, the 28-county metro Atlanta area's jobless rate fell from a revised 9.2 percent in July to 8.9 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor said in a news release. Of the 10 counties within the Atlanta Regional Commission, Cobb ranks fourth, behind Cherokee (7.1 percent), Fayette (7.8 percent) and Gwinnett (7.9 percent). Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment …