Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's not a good time to be graduating from college and looking for work. Not only are graduating seniors competing with each other for fewer positions, but they also face competition from laid-off employees, some with years of experience.
But some industries are still looking to hire fresh faces.
Companies set up at the HYPER gym and around the country know it's an employer's market right now.
"With our last job post, it's a 100% increase in the volume of applicants that we normally get," said Keith Sigmann of CSX railroad.
And that is what Albany State University's Class of 2009 are up against. "With the economy being the way it is, they are competing against people with PhD's who are willing to take entry level positions," said Career Development Specialist Jackie Dent.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies expect to hire 22%fewer graduates than they did last year. And that is why Career Development Specialist Jackie Dent is pushing graduates to be flexible. "Being flexible means being able to relocate. Sometimes that means being able to look outside of your field of study. Concentrate on your major, but also concentrate on your skills."
Despite the decrease, some sectors are hiring graduates. Logistics, transportation, and utility companies expect to increase hiring by nearly 70%. "The federal government has a vast amount of jobs. In fact that federal aviation specialist stated that they have so many jobs they can not even fill all of the positions," said Dent.
There is definitely still opportunity. This year will definitely be tough. CSX is looking to train between 15 and 20 people as field managers. "Anything they can learn about the company they are interested in and getting that direct exposure will definitely help them," said Sigmann.
No matter what kind of job you're looking for, recruiters say if you continue to keep your skills updated and remain flexible you will eventually find work. Recruiters say despite more people looking for work, college graduates do hold an advantage because they usually know the latest developments in their field of study.