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Senator hopes to create more technology jobs

Senator hopes to create more technology jobs

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Following the creation of Georgia's Science and Technology Strategic Initiative Joint Study Commission, Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) welcomed Slalom Consulting to testify before the group.

Slalom's Atlanta office offers a broad range of business and technology services with an emphasis on improving enterprise performance, retaining and growing customers, improving employee productivity and driving innovation.

"Georgia is a state in which technology workers thrive, as many of the world's most innovative and customer-focused corporations have healthy technology centers located here," said Craig Marmon, managing director of Slalom's Atlanta location. "Offshoring has eroded jobs as companies look to reduce overall technology costs.

Tracking programs created to bring jobs to Georgia

Tracking programs created to bring jobs to Georgia

ATLANTA -- With Georgia's unemployment rate remaining in double digits, 11Alive journalists are busy digging into three programs that promised to create jobs.

One of them is the federal stimulus program.

According to the state's Stimulus Accountability website, the federal government has granted Georgia approximately $3.2 billion in stimulus funds. Georgia's unemployment rate was around 8.8 percent just prior to the start of the stimulus program. Two years later, unemployment has risen to the current rate of 10.1 percent.

Where are the stimulus jobs?

In Paulding County, the stimulus program is getting mixed reviews.

Paulding County has received approximately $46 million in federal stimulus funds. The unemployment rate there was 6 percent in 2008 before the stimulus program. Unemployment in Paulding has risen to its current rate of 10.6 percent.

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Harnesses The Power of The Sun Thanks To Radiance Solar

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons Harnesses The Power of The Sun Thanks To  Radiance Solar

Designed and installed by Radiance Solar, the system on top of Georgia Tech’s newest facility, the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, features 360 Suniva panels and 30 AET solar hot water collectors. The installation of the 86-kilowatt array will not only help to power the four-story center, but will serve to educate the students at the Institute about solar energy.

Jamie Porges, Chief Operating Officer of Radiance Solar, commented on their work done on the rooftop installation: “The Clough Center is a world class facility and Radiance Solar is excited and honored to be part of this project.  Newcomb & Boyd, Cleveland Electric and Art Plumbing were great clients and partners to work with on the solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.”

Radiance Solar designed the Clough Commons photovoltaic system using high-efficiency solar modules manufactured by Georgia-based Suniva.

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

Hundreds hiring Thursday as Ga. jobless rate rises

ATLANTA -- Thousands of jobseekers descended on the campus of Atlanta Metropolitan College on Atlanta's south side to attend a day-long job fair hosted by U.S. Representatives John Lewis and Hank Johnson.

Coca-Cola, Comcast and Gwinnett County Schools were among nearly 100 companies looking to hire at the fair at the fair, which ended at 5 p.m.

Traffic for the Congressional Black Caucus job fair stretched for blocks around the campus, and fire/rescue officials said at least eight people suffered from heat-related illnesses while waiting in line. 

People were not permitted to enter the campus for the job fair after about 2:30 p.m., according to the Atlanta Fire Department's Jolyon Bundridge.

Change and Growth Make for an Exciting 2011 For Sanders Financial Management

Client Growth, New Accreditations, Board Appointments, Marriages and Births All Part of Positive Momentum for the Firm

New board appointments, the first anniversary of the Buckhead office, advanced accreditations, marriages and births have made Sanders Financial Management a busy, and successful, investment advisory firm in 2011.  The firm has seen steady growth, adding new clients and raising its total level of assets under management to nearly $200 million.

“We have continued to work hard to provide our clients with great personal service and expert financial advice in this challenging economy,” says Emily Sanders, president and CEO of Sanders Financial Management.  “It is an honor that new clients have continued to seek us out, and trusted us to manage their investments this year.”

  • In June, SFM marked the one year anniversary of its new Buckhead office.  The office has been welcomed by many of the firm’s in-town clien

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