Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
August 12, 2005
Albany -- New unemployment claims posted a double digit rise in Georgia last month. More than 42,000 laid off workers filed new claims in July, mostly in the manufacturing sector.
Labor Department experts say there are good jobs available across the state, but the worker must have the skills businesses want.
Students at Albany Technical College's computer class are training in one of the field's where workers are needed. Georgia Department of Labor Albany Manager Norman Race said "Virtually every job these days requires some kind of computer skill. "
Last month's jobless report was one of the worst of the year, and when Bobs Candies lays off it's 200 plus workers in October, Albany Labor Department officials know it will get worse. Race said "They may need to go to retraining, and begin another career."
While manufacturing jobs are going overseas, new job opportunities struggle looking for trained workers. Race said "The service sector and the health care sector are really drawing people. Technology is another area where there are jobs around the state."
Labor experts are already working with Bobs Employees, helping them get ready to search for new jobs.
They recommend all Georgians improve their education and job skills, in a changing economy. Race said "It pays to go back to school and continually upgrade your skills. Because you just really never know when you may lose your job, and so it's good to be prepared."
Computer training is one of the ways South Georgians can make themselves valuable to employers.
While unemployment rises across the Peach State, many businesses are looking for people to hire, if they have the training and skills needed.
Albany's unemployment claims rose 29% in July. Only three of Georgia's 14 metro areas posted job gains, Savannah, Macon and Brunswick.