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The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
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An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
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For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
TIFTON, GA (WALB) –Tift County is one of eight more Georgia counties recently certified as Work Ready Communities. The designation may help attract new businesses and give an added edge to job seekers.
The initiative was created to ensure Georgia's workforce has the best skills, easy access to training, and great job opportunities.
In this economy anything to give a job applicant an edge, or give additional training to current workers is helpful...and now Tift County has a tool that gives employees and employers a boost, at no cost they are now a certified work ready community. "Companies coming into town will look at our work ready certificates and see that we are a work ready community they will know that our workforce has the job skills able to perform the duties," said Carla Cooper, Human Resources Director.
That means Tift County has shown they have the talented workforce businesses and employers want."Not only will it help employees with our jobs now but possibly future positions," she said.
It will also help appeal to future companies looking to move to Tifton, that's why Carmina Turner says she took the assessment. "I sure hope a lot of big companies come over and it brings a big boost to the economy," she said.
She says she cares about her community, and she'll do anything she can to help create more jobs,
Katrina Homer says it would show a job applicant has taken that extra step if they took the assessment."You would look at them and see they got initiative and that would also be a quality you would be interested in looking at for a job applicant," she said.
In order to be certified, the county must encourage current workers and those looking for jobs to take the work ready assessment, demonstrate a commitment in improving high school graduation rates, and build community commitment for meeting those goals. "We've lost so many businesses here and we want people in state and out of state to look at Tifton as a favorable place to come start a business," said Glenda Jackson.
Counties are given three years to reach the goals necessary to earn the designation.
A Recent survey among companies that use work ready found that 90 percent would recommend it to others and 78 percent said that it helps them find higher quality employees.
The other counties recently certified as work ready were Cherokee, Clay, Glynn, Jones, Macon, Miller and Randolph Counties.
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