Business & Finance


Department of Labor warns of unemployment scam

Residents applying for unemployment insurance benefits are being warned of a potential email scam and should only use the official website, dol.georgia.gov, which is developed and controlled by the Georgia Department of Labor, for conducting UI claim or employer UI ...

Georgia’s jobless rate dips to 4.9 percent in August

Georgia’s unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent in August, mirroring the U.S. rate. The seasonally adjusted rate was down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in July. The rate in August 2015 was 5.6 percent.

Expo targets investors, media and business startups

Investors, startups and media agencies can network at the Little Five Points Business Startup Expo on Oct. 1.

Sept. 30 career fair beckons job seekers, employers

Job seekers can attend a career fair on Sept. 30 at the Maloof Building in Decatur.

DeKalb County still seeking 911 operators

DeKalb County is hiring emergency 911 operators, and it is accepting applications for E-911 communication officer I on Oct. 17-28 at www.dekalbcountyga.gov.

Small-business networking event in city of Lithonia

Small-business owners can attend a professional networking event on Sept. 22 in Lithonia.

30 employers recruiting at career expo

More than 30 employers will be recruiting at the first Faith Center Career Expo in Tucker on Sept. 22.

DeKalb Police hiring qualified candidates for upcoming academy

Qualified candidates are being sought for the DeKalb Police Department’s upcoming academy.

Hiring, production in full swing at Home Chef ’s Lithonia plant

A month after it began operations, Home Chef’s new Lithonia plant already has 107 workers and is shipping 10,000 meals per week.

Macy’s 'Thanks for Sharing' enrolling

Macy’s cardholders can sign up now for the retailers popular “Thanks for Sharing “ program which supports charitable organizations and gives them back a share of their total purchases.

Trade expert talks international business

International trade expert Shehzin Jafar keynotes the Greater Lithonia Chamber’s Third Wednesday Luncheon on Sept. 21 at This Is It in LIthonia.

New SBA certification website streamlines application process

Small-business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to do business with the federal government can use a new website that streamlines and improves the application process.

Business course for small farmers

Beginning farmers can learn more about planning and sustaining a business through the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program offered by UGA Extension.

GDOT opens small-business help center in Decatur

Eligible disadvantaged, small and veteran-owned businesses seeking to pursue business opportunities with the Georgia Department of Transportation can get assistance from a new help center in downtown Decatur.

Kemp: Don't be scammed by fake charities in wake of disasters

Well-meaning Georgians are being urged to research the organizations seeking donations for disaster relief efforts for Louisiana flood victims to avoid being scammed.