Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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) -
Georgia new unemployment numbers remain unchanged for the month of January at 8.7%. Still there are 80,000 more Georgians employed than this time last year. But for the long term unemployed the search for work can difficult.
That's the reason Goodwill is teaming up with employers each week to help people get back in the workplace.
It's been a tough journey to find work for Nakil Cannon. "I can't find anything in Albany. I can't find nothing," she said. "The last place I worked was for a temporary agency."
Same story for Tisherra Jackson. She's been looking for work about two years. Jackson and Cannon are two of nearly 190,000 long term unemployed Georgians. But they haven't given up.
They are at Goodwill's Albany Career Center, where every week since November, a weekly job club features different employers, some looking to hire.
"I would say we're an up and coming company," said Jamie Ogilba with Waffle House This week, it's Waffle House. "Our goal is to hire a minimum of two people every month at each store. So that's like 6 people for all of Albany at all three stores," said Ogilba.
"We reached out to our local employers and they tell them about the hiring process, they share tips. More or less it's a networking opportunity," said Crystal Askew, Goodwill Career Center.
But for some it's turned into employment. "Since November we've helped some become privates sitters, we've found some work as CNA's, so we've had several," said Askew.
"Just actually be able to do something," said Cannon "Right now anything? Right now anything will do," said Jackson And it all starts with an application, one that will hopefully lead to a paycheck and the title of employed. For more information on the Goodwill Career Center and its weekly job club you can visit their location on North Slappey or contact them at 229-317-0970.