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  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The US Labor Department expects the number of logistics jobs in the country to grow by nearly 1.1 million by 2016.

The growth rate in Georgia is expected be 5% higher than the nationwide average.

UPS made the word "logistics" popular with their commercials, but what does logistics mean?

It's the science of moving a product or people from point A to point B the quickest and cheapest way possible.

"Your supply chain manager is like your conductor and your logistics is like your orchestra. That conductor really orchestrates that orchestra to produce good music," said MSG. Roderick Barrett with the Marine Corps Logistics Base.

MSG. Barrett says everything the base does revolves around logistics, such as moving vehicles and ammo around the world efficiently.

Better efficiency saves money.  In an uncertain economy, that means these jobs are in high demand.

"A lot of businesses are looking for competitive ways to cut cost and logistics is one of those pieces or function of the business that helps it cut cost by eliminating a lot of overhead," said MSG Barrett.

The Director of the Logistics program at Albany Tech says more companies are turning to outsourced logistics contractors to save money and students in his program are becoming more marketable.

"I produce something, that's my job. Logistics on the job is not my job, I don't want to be good at that. I want to be good at this product," said Director of Logistics program at Albany Tech John Klemm.

Logistics jobs are on the rise is Georgia.  Experts expect the number to grow by more than 9,500 per year over the next 6 years. 

"Logistics takes up a lot of money in an organization. Companies sit back and say if I had that extra money that I'm spending on insurance, taxes and maintenance, I can use that money for R&D and to enhance my product," said Klemm.

So while UPS made Logistics a catchy tune, more businesses are turning that jingle into a reality to improve their companies and that means more jobs for Georgians.

The US Labor Department predicts logistics jobs in Georgia will exceed the number in much larger states of New York, California and Texas in just a few years.

 

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