Monday, May 13, 2013
Revenue Management Consulting and RGIS Inventory will be at the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center this week.
Two companies will be at the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center in Northeaast Cobb this week to recruit workers. From 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Revenue Management Consulting will conduct pre-screenings and interviews for an opening at the company that requires a high school diploma and at least six months of call center or customer service experience. Revenue Management is looking for someone to receive payments and prepare statements to the credit department if customers do not respond. The position pays $8.50 to $10 an hour plus commission. The next day, RGIS Inventory will interview candidates for its travel team. The company needs someone to take inventory for various clients. The successful candidate will have three to four overnight stays …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The April 19 expo will be held at the Goodwill Shallowford Conference Center in Northeast Cobb.
Thursday, April 18
The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Cobb-Cherokee Career Center and Goodwill of North Georgia will co-sponsor a career expo Friday, April 19 in the East Cobb area. The expo will feature employers who are currently hiring, as well as there to discuss possible future employment opportunities with the job seekers. Applicants should bring plenty of resumes, a black or blue ink pen and be prepared to fill out company applications. The GDOL encourages potential employees to dress appropriately to improve their chances of landing a job. Among those expected to participate in the event are Allied Barton Security Services, Allstate Insurance Company, Blue Star Staffing, Clear Signal Wireless, Comcast Business Services, Factory Direct …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Georgia could be out of conformity with federal law.
Wednesday, April 10
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has acknowledged receiving notification from the United States Department of Labor that Georgia could be out of compliance with federal law for not paying unemployment benefits to certain educational workers during regularly scheduled holiday breaks. In November 2011, Commissioner Butler took steps to bring employees of private companies that provide services to Georgia school systems under the same rules under which public school system teachers and employees must abide. “The process took several months,” Butler said. “There were notices put in the newspaper, public hearings, and a rule filing with the Georgia’s Secretary of State office. We wanted to be sure that all educational workers were being …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The numbers of jobless people and the labor force both fell in Februrary.
Cobb County's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in February, which was four-tenths of a percent lower than the month before. Out of the county's 377,683 workers, 27,920 of them were jobless last month, according to figures released today by the Georgia Department of Labor. That's 1,620 fewer than were counted as unemployed in January. And coupled with the 3,184 fewer people in the workforce, it lowered the unemployment rate. A year ago the unemployment rate was more than one percent higher at 8.6 percent. County Rate Bartow 9.0% Cherokee 6.9 Cobb 7.4 Douglas 8.8 Forsyth 6.4 Fulton 8.9 Paulding 7.8 Metro …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 8.7 percent, unchanged from December. The rate was 9.3 percent in January a year ago.
Tuesday, March 12
The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 8.7 percent, unchanged from December. The rate was 9.3 percent in January a year ago. There was a loss of 47,700 mostly seasonal jobs and an increase in initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits over the month, but the increases were not enough to impact the unemployment rate. “The good news in this report is that we lost the fewest jobs for January since 1987,” said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “And we start the year with 79,600 more jobs in January than we had in the same period a year ago.” The number of jobs increased to 3,956,300 from 3,876,700 in January 2012. Most of the over-the-year job growth came in …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Georgia Department of Labor will be helping CarMax and Allied Barton recruit workers in Cobb County.
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will hold recruitments Monday and Tuesday to help CarMax Auto Finance and Allied Barton Security fill a number of jobs in Cobb County. The sessions will be held at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Rd. in Marietta. On Monday, March 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., CarMax Auto Finance will be recruiting customer service representatives and collection agents. Prior to the recruitment, applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.carmaxautofinance.com/jobs. On Tuesday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, Allied Barton Security will be recruiting full-time and part-time security officers to work in the north metro Atlanta area. Salaries are $9.74 per hour. Applicants must have: …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Applications will be taken Wednesday at the Georgia Department of Labor office in Cobb.
Monday, February 11
From a press release: The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Victory Staffing fill a number of jobs in medical offices around metro Atlanta next week. The recruitment will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Road. The staffing company, which will be recruiting several experienced workers to manage medical staffs, will discuss the locations of the offices during the recruitment process. Applicants must have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED), at least three years of experience managing a medical, or some other professional, office. They must also have computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Excel. Since they must work…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The rate was 7.2 percent in November.
Sunday, January 27
The Georgia Department of Labor announced last 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…
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Georgia Department of Labor on Tuesday will help a Kennesaw company recruit about 100 workers. Learn how you can become part of the workforce.
Monday, January 21
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 noon at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, 465 Big Shanty Road. 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 résumé 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 employment based on …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The rate was 9.4 percent in December 2011.
Friday, January 18
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 Georgia 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 …