Category Archives: Georgia

HON Company recruiting 45 new employees.

CEDARTOWN, Ga. – The HON Company is recruiting workers to fill 45 jobs at the company’s Cedartown manufacturing facility. The company is planning to hire machine and forklift operators, welders, assembly-line workers and upholsterers. The HON Corporat ...

Keurig begins hiring for Lithia Springs facility.

LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. – Keurig has begun recruiting for positions at its manufacturing plant under construction in Lithia Springs. The new facility will support the production of pods for the company’s new Keurig KOLD platform, an in-home cold beverage ...

State unemployment claims hit 15-year low.

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced recently that the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance in April hit the lowest level since June 2000. There were 2,157 initial claims for unemployment insurance in April, a 7.2-pe ...

MI Metals expands extrusion operation in Millen, hiring.

MILLEN, Ga.— MI Metals will expand its existing operations in Millen, creating 100 jobs and investing $2 million over the next three years. The company will expand its fabrication and metal extrusion production facility by 120,000 square feet. “We at ...

Mercedes-Benz hiring in Atlanta.

ATLANTA – Mercedes-Benz USA has begun recruiting for its new Atlanta headquarters. The company has posted job openings for nine managers and several hundred new employees through its website www.mbatlantacareers.com. More than 600 new jobs are expecte ...

GE transforms vacant Rome plant.

ROME, Ga. – GE Power Generation Services will locate a warehouse and distribution operation in Rome, a move that will repurpose 33,000 square feet of GE’s vacant facility on Redmond Circle. GE has recently refurbished part of Building 3, taking advant ...

Roc Cabinetry opens showroom in Peachtree Corners.

ATLANTA – Roc Furniture opened a facility that includes a 3,000-square-foot showroom and a 35,000-square-foot warehouse in Peachtree Corners recently under its new subsidiary, U.S. Go Goal Cabinets. The venture represents the first U.S. presence for th ...

Georgia tourism impact surpasses pre-recession level.

ATLANTA – Georgia tourism generated $57.1 billion in business sales in 2014, up 6.7 percent over the previous year, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics (USTATE). The figure includes direct, indirect and induced economic impact ...

All aboard! Amtrak opening IT center in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — National passenger railroad Amtrak is opening an Information Technology (IT) Service Delivery Center in Atlanta. The facility, which is scheduled to open later this summer, will support Amtrak operations nationwide and create up to 200 jobs ...

GEIGER opens first U.S. factory in Suwanee.

SUWANEE, Ga. – GEIGER Automotive, a German manufacturer of plastic products for the automotive industry, will open a U.S. manufacturing facility in Gwinnett County, creating as many as 120 jobs over the next several years. The company will move into a ...

Honeywell attacks cyber threats with R&D center.

ATLANTA – Honeywell International has sited its biggest R&D center in the Atlanta suburb Duluth. The Fortune 100 company will operate the facility to work toward developing industrial cyber security technologies. In an article in Atlanta Business C ...

State jobless rate held steady in March.

ATLANTA – Georgia’s unemployment rate held steady in March. The jobless rate was 7.3 percent, unchanged from February and matching its lowest level since July 2008. “While the rate held steady in March, we have seen considerable improvement since it ...

Kaiser Permanente will add 900 IT jobs in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Kaiser Permanente has designs to build a new campus in Midtown and create approximately 900 IT jobs, bringing Kaiser Permanente’s total presence in Georgia to more than 4,000 employees and physicians by 2019. The new location will consist o ...

PrimeRevenue will double workforce at Atlanta HQ.

ATLANTA – PrimeRevenue Inc., a supply chain finance firm, has raised $80 million in a financing round led by private equity firm BBH Capital Partners. The company plans to add about 100 jobs and double its office footprint in Atlanta in the next severa ...