Category Archives: Georgia

Cyber startup Bastille expands in Atlanta.

ATLANTA – Bastille, a cyber security startup based in Atlanta, will relocate into a larger office space in order to expand its workforce. The company has announced plans to move into a 10,000-square-foot space in Brickworks Atlanta, a mixed-use redevelo ...

Georgia’s jobless rate lowest in seven years.

ATLANTA — The jobless rate in Georgia for July was 6.0 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.1 percent in June. The rate was 7.2 percent in July 2014. “It’s been more than seven years since Georgia’s unemployment rate was this low, ...

Lincoln Financial grows Atlanta business unit.

ATLANTA — Lincoln Financial Group will expand a key business unit in Atlanta, a move that could create hundreds of jobs over the next several years. Lincoln announced recently it is expanding its group protection business. The company will house the u ...

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet opening in Oakwood.

OAKWOOD, Ga. — Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, an overstock retail store, is hiring 60 people to set up a new store scheduled to open in Oakwood in September. The Georgia Department of Labor is helping to recruit a crew, with an event Thursday, Aug. 13, from ...

Kodak ramps up new product line at Columbus facility.

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Eastman Kodak recently unveiled a $28 million expansion at its Columbus plant. A new manufacturing line that will produce Kodak’s Sonora Process Free Plates for the first time in the United States was the feature of the day. The Col ...

Convergys filling 500 jobs in Fort Oglethorpe.

FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga.—Convergys is recruiting 500 customer service and sales representatives to work from the company’s facility in Fort Oglethorpe. The Georgia Department of Labor  and Convergys will hold a recruitment event Tuesday, Aug. 11, in Fort ...

Beer business brews up big bucks in Georgia.

ATLANTA–The domestic. beer industry annually contributes $7.5 billion to Georgia’s economy. A new study released recently highlights how the beer industry—from brewers and beer importers to retailers—generates more than 49,000 jobs in Georgia, ...

Georgia ports set new records.

  ATLANTA – Georgia ports moved a record 3.66 million twenty-foot equivalent containers units during the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to a recent news release from the Georgia Port Authority. That represented an increase of more th ...

CSM Bakery cooking up a new Atlanta HQ.

ATLANTA — CSM Bakery Solutions, a company with origins in the Netherlands, will relocate its global headquarters to Fulton County, creating 120 jobs and investing more than $5.5 million into Sandy Springs. CSM Bakery Solutions is an international leade ...

Georgia’s jobless rate continues decline.

ATLANTA — Georgia’s jobless rate in June was 6.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in May. The unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in June 2014. “The rate dropped to its lowest point in seven years, as the number ...

GeoDigital to fill 50 tech jobs in new Atlanta HQ.

ATLANTA – GeoDigital International Inc., a leader in big spatial data and analytics, will move its North American headquarters to Atlanta, creating approximately 50 new high-tech jobs in Fulton County over the next year. Based in Ontario, Canada, since ...

Coca-Cola pops the top on plant-based drink bottles.

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola has introduced a new type of plastic bottle that is made entirely from plant-based materials. It was unveiled at the World Expo in Milan, Italy. The company’s PlantBottle packaging taps into technology that converts natural sug ...

Savannah hotel transforms into Hotel Indigo.

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A historic downtown Savannah hotel purchased by Atlanta-based Noble Investment Group in 2014 is being renovated and will operate under the boutique brand Hotel Indigo. Formerly the Inn at Ellis Square, the hotel at 201 West Bay Street is ...