Business & Finance


Mobile Career Center offers job search assistance

DeKalb residents who need job search assistance can drop by the Mobile Career Center stationed at locations throughout the county in January.

HR managers, range of employers at annual job fair

Job seekers can attend the Admiration Lodge No. 25’s annual Career Fair & Diversity Job Expo on Jan. 18 at the Community Achievement Center in Decatur.

DeKalb Chamber seeks nominees for awards

The DeKalb Chamber is seeking nominations for its Sirius Award and Economic Development Project of the Year Award to be presented at the annual meeting on Feb. 23.

Government Contracting Classroom for small businesses

Prospective and existing small businesses can learn the basics about contracting with government agencies through a series of free online courses offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Debt Clinic offers free consultations

Residents struggling with debt can attend the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Debt Clinic on Jan. 10 at the Decatur Library.

CashFlow game offers fun way to learn about investment strategies

Adult patrons can learn about investing in a fun way at CashFlow: Play the Game on Jan. 11 at the Flat Shoals Library in Decatur.

Pathways at Urban League

Job seekers can sign up for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Pathways 2 Empowerment Orientation that begins Jan. 9.

Redan-Trotti hosts Open Lab for Job Seekers

Expanded time in the computer lab will be available to job seekers on Jan. 5 at the Redan-Trotti Library in Lithonia.

Metro Atlanta unemployment rate dips to 4.8 percent in November

Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate in November declined to 4.8 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5 percent in October. The rate in November 2015 was 4.9 percent.

Culinary arts apprenticeship for young adults

DeKalb residents ages 18-24 who are interested in a food industry career can apply for a paid culinary arts apprenticeship offered by Workforce Development in association with United Youth of America.

Workplace poster scam targeting businesses

Employers in Georgia are being alerted to a workplace posters enforcement scam involving purchase fees and fines.

Tax changes coming this filing season

Individuals and businesses will encounter process changes by the Georgia Department of Revenue during the upcoming income tax filing season, including longer processing time and paper checks for first-time filers.

BBB shopping tips for holiday rush

Last-minute holiday shoppers should be vigilant and proactive to protect their personal information, the Metro Atlanta Better Business Bureau advises.

New twist used in tech support scam

Georgia consumers are being warned about a new twist on a technical support scam in which people pose as representatives from Microsoft.

Research charities before making holiday contributions

Generous Georgians planning to donate to charities during the holidays should do their homework before making their contributions, Secretary of State Brian Kemp advises.