Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
In the last year Albany and southwest Georgia's unemployment rate has slowly declined, but that doesn't mean it's made it any easier to find a job.
Students entering the workforce from Albany's College, University, and Technical Schools know finding a job won't be easy.
Many began the search months ago, but say career fairs like the one held Wednesday at Albany Technical College are helpful.
Ben the good news is Albany added 1700 new jobs in March, mostly in the service industry, a lot of those associated with this Walmart. What's also encouraging is companies like MillerCoors are hiring.
However, for students set to graduate in the next few months, they're still concerned the job marketing isn't growing fast enough for them.
Students wandered the Albany Tech Career Fair looking for any opportunity that might lead to a full time job. Bob Wesley, who lost his job when Cooper Tire closed, knows the job market isn't the same as it was when he left it.
"From what I use to do and use to make it's going to be a little bit different, I'm going to have to juts dig in and understand what's going on," he said.
Now studying electrical construction and set to graduate at the end of May, he knows finding a job in construction an industry that's still suffering job losses will be tough.
"I found a couple of things in my field, but right now I'm just still looking and we'll see what will happen," Wesley said.
That's why Paula Wallace Henderson came back to school to be a nail technician. She knows in today's job market layoffs are always a possibility, which is why she's adding new skills to her experience that includes insurance sales and banking.
"Just have different avenues and different things under your belt so if one thing fails you can always go to something else," said Henderson.
In Albany's job market only 1500 jobs were created over the last year, and unemployment is still above the state's average at 10%. Some are looking for just a foot in the door.
"It's kind of tough but you just got to stay competitive and keep going after it and turn in your resumes," said Dontavious __ .
Hoping perseverance pays off, or that new initiatives by the state might attract new business to Georgia and with it high paying jobs.
Governor Nathan Deal has launched a Georgia Competitiveness Initiative, to come up with a plan that enhances Georgia's competitiveness and economic growth. County Commissioner and businessman Jeff Sinyard is a part of that initiative and has been meeting with local business leaders. The group's next meeting is in June.