Business & Finance


Tax forum provides updates for upcoming season

Taxpayers can get tips to prepare for the 2016 tax season on Oct. 29 at the Hairston Crossing Library in Stone Mountain.

Assistance with heating bills available for eligible residents on Nov. 1

Beginning Nov. 1, eligible residents 65 and older or those who are homebound can apply for assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Fees waived for residents, county workers at DeKalb auction

Purchase fees are waived for DeKalb residents and county government employees at the DeKalb County Auction Absolute Sales on Oct. 29 at ADESA Atlanta in Fairburn.

Business innovation, leadership sessions at Creating Opportunity Conference

Participants in the 17th annual Creating Opportunity Conference on Oct. 20-22 can learn about business innovation and hear from powerful women leaders as well as help the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. celebrate his 75th birthday.

Urban League offers Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Homeowners who are still struggling with mortgage payments can attend a Foreclosure Prevention Workshop on Oct. 26 at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.

DeKalb seeking fleet service technicians

Qualified technicians are being sought by DeKalb Fleet Maintenance for full-time positions.

More than 500 jobs at airport hiring event

More than 40 employers are offering 500-plus jobs at the Airport Community Job Fair on Oct. 19 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

GPTC hosts Law Enforcement Career Fair

Prospective deputies and officers can attend a Law Enforcement Career Fair on Oct. 17 at the Covington campus of Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

Savvy seniors can save dough and stretch fixed incomes with discounts

Aging comes with a lot of perks – discounts on meals at restaurants, clothes, and admission to attractions and venues, but a las, lots of merchants who offer these special deals for seniors, are not always big on promoting them. ...

Work Readiness Workshops for job seekers

Job seekers can attend WorkSource DeKalb’s October Work Readiness Workshops in Decatur.

Oct. 18 deadline for homeowners to apply for help with underwater mortgages

DeKalb residents have until Oct. 18 to apply for help with their underwater mortgages through a partnership between the county and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

Tax withholding checkup urged in wake of law change

Taxpayers are urged to consider a tax withholding checkup due to a new tax law change and fraud protections that could affect their refunds in 2017.

Small-business workshop on federal programs

Small businesses seeking to participate in the 8(a) and the Hubzone programs can attend a free workshop on Oct. 12 in Atlanta.

Senior Connections holds job fair for certified nurse’s assistants

Licensed certified nurse’s assistants can attend Senior Connections’ job fair on Oct. 15 in Chamblee across from the MARTA station.

Cafe Clarkston helps 203 refugees find work in fiscal 2016

More than 200 refugees have found work after creating a resume at Cafe Clarkston during fiscal 2016.