Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There's more bad news on the job front. Unemployment rates are the highest they've been in Georgia in 16 years.
Albany has lost a thousand jobs in the past year. Most of those losses came in the retail and trucking industries.
But that doesn't mean there aren't jobs available.
Carolyn Green is a proud woman. Too proud to lose her home. She said, "That's a hard thing to think about, being put in the street, or whatever, so finding a job is essential for me right now."
A few months ago, Carolyn was a day care worker. Now she spends her days looking for work. "The day care that I worked at, had a drop in children, so they had to drop a person. I was the last one hired, first one fired."
She laughs now, but the reality hit her hard. "Oh, it felt terrible. It felt terrible, because I have a home and I could stand a chance of losing my home, so it felt very bad."
"It does become more difficult when you have economic times such as this," said Sheila Holland, who works with the department of labor. She says they've been busy filing unemployment claims, but they've also been active placing people in jobs.
"Orders are coming in and people are still looking for people to hire." Seasonal work is approaching. Holland says now is the time for people out of work to consider a temporary job. You never know where it could lead.
Holland said, "Temporary jobs, jobs that are seasonal, you never know when you take one of those jobs, you might be finding a job that you have been looking for all your life."
Or at least a job to get your life back on track. Carolyn believes it will happen for her. "Oh, I know. I got faith."