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Career Expo planned for November 19

Posted: 11/09/2009 - The Georgia Department of Labor’s Augusta Career Center and the University of Phoenix are co-sponsoring a career expo on Thursday, November 19, 2009.

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SC gov signs bill extending jobless benefits

Updated: 10/29/2009 - The Employment Security Commission estimates 15,000 people may have lost extended benefits they were eligible get during the past couple of weeks.

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SC governor calls on legislators to fix jobless system

Posted: 10/20/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says lawmakers should look at problems at the Employment Security Commission when they return to ensure more workers don't lose emergency jobless benefits.

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Ga. unemployment stays flat

Posted: 10/15/2009 - The Georgia Department of Labor said Thursday it's the 23rd consecutive month that Georgia's unemployment rate is higher than the national rate

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Georgia unemployment claims rise from previous year

Posted: 10/08/2009 - The Georgia Department of Labor says first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits jumped by more than 17 percent in September from a year ago, but fell from the August figure.

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Gov. Sanford talking jobs in Aiken County

Mark Sanford

Posted: 10/01/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's making his way across the state, talking unemployment. His stops included two places in Aiken benefiting from the stimulus funds he originally opposed.

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Unemployment down, jobs opening up in Aiken County

Isaac Kelly

Updated: 09/24/2009 - Stacks and stacks of applications represent hundreds of people waiting for jobs. One of those papers belongs to Candice Barbre. She's been looking for work for two and a half months.

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Expert expects SC jobless rate to inch upward

Posted: 09/18/2009 - Unemployment numbers for August are expected to be released Friday. In July, South Carolina reached 11.8 percent unemployment, well above the national average of 9.4 percent, and rated sixth-highest in the country.

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GreenJackets to host job fair

Posted: 09/16/2009 - The GreenJackets are looking for a few good people to fill game day positions in the 2008 season.

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On Your Side: Millen gutted by more layoffs

Posted: 09/16/2009 - The Cavalier Homes plant in Millen will shut down next month. Many of the 104 workers there have lost their jobs and the rest will leave in October. Town leaders say tax breaks were offered to the company but other factors were at work in leading to the closing.

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Line at Sitel job fair stretches to neighboring businesses


Posted: 09/16/2009 - Sitel interviews more than 500 people for 200 jobs in Augusta, but can't see all of them because the line are too long. The line stretched throughout the entire complex because there were so many people were at the job fair.

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Goodwill to get $1.7 million grant

Strip mall

Posted: 09/16/2009 - Goodwill Industries will be getting a 1.7 million dollar grant to help convert part of a shopping center on Fury's Ferry and Washington Road into a Goodwill Career Campus.

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Georgia jobless rate climbs

Posted: 09/16/2009 - Georgia's unemployment rate climbed to 10.3 percent in July -- up two-tenths of a percentage point from last month.

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