Thursday, March 14, 2013
The county's 7.8 percent jobless rate rose in January.
Cobb County's 7.8 percent jobless rate beat the statewide and metro Atlanta unemployment rates of 8.7 percent. One of the state's larger counties, Cobb had a 7.8 percent unemployment rate in January. That's two tenths of a percent higher than it was the previous month, but it's eight tenths of a percent lower than it was a year ago, when the rate was 8.6 percent. Cobb had 381,085 people in the labor force in December, and 29,693 of them were counted as jobless. The county lost 754 people from its labor force in a month's time. County Rate Forsyth 6.7% Cherokee 7.2 Cobb 7.8 Paulding 8.2 Douglas 9.2
Bartow 9.3 Here’s a look at the unemployment situations in …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Department of Labor's Cobb-Cherokee Career Center in Marietta will host a job recruiting event this morning for CarMax Auto Finance. On Tuesday, Allied Barton Security will be utilizing the center to fill full-time and part-time positions.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The Georgia Department of Labor will be helping CarMax and Allied Barton recruit workers in Cobb County.
Friday, March 1
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will hold recruiting events Monday and Tuesday to help CarMax Auto Finance and Allied Barton Security fill a number of jobs in Cobb County. The sessions will be held at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Road in Marietta. On Monday, March 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., CarMax Auto Finance will be recruiting customer service representatives and collection agents. Prior to the recruitment, applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.carmaxautofinance.com/jobs. On Tuesday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, Allied Barton Security will be recruiting full-time and part-time security officers to work in the north metro Atlanta area. Salaries are $9.74 per hour. Applicants must …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The event at Goodwill’s North Georgia Career Center in Woodstock will feature several employers looking for workers in medical assistant, sales, security, landscaping and maintenance fields, among other areas.
Tuesday, February 26
The Georgia Department of Labor will assist Goodwill of North Georgia with a career fair Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Goodwill’s North Georgia Career Center, 9425 Highway 92 in Woodstock. The career fair will feature a number of employers, including Allied Barton Security Services, Brickman Group, Clear Signal Network, Crane Materials International, North Georgia Staffing, Sam’s Mart/Shell Gas Station and Stalwart Staffing. The employers will be recruiting for a number of people to work in the healthcare field, including medical assistants who can speak both English and Spanish and those who can do medical billing. Other employers will be recruiting for sales associates, security officers, landscaping crew members, maintenance workers…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This afternoon's job fair in Woodstock is expected to fill more than 1,000 part-time and full-time positions for a retail outlet scheduled to open in July.
Thursday, February 21
Hundreds of full-time and part-time jobs are waiting to be filled in nearby Cherokee County. Georgia Department of Labor officials are helping The Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta with a job fair today in Woodstock. The event will run from 2 to 8 p.m. at Etowah High School, located at 6565 Putnam Ford Drive. The goal of the event is to fill more than 1,000 part-time and full-time positions for a retail outlet scheduled to open in July. Retailers participating in the job fair include Aéropostale, Bass, Bose, Carter's, Clarks, Cole Haan, Dress Barn, Easy Spirit, Famous Footwear, Fox, Gold Toe, Guess, Gymboree, Haggar, Hartstrings, J. Crew, Jockey, Johnston & Murphy, Jones New York, Jos. A. Bank, Journeys, Justice, Kasper, Lucky Brand, Maidenform, …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A company is recruiting today to fill positions in several North Atlanta locations, while The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta aims to fill 1,000 positions at a job fair in Woodstock Thursday.
Tuesday, February 19
The Georgia Department of Labor is assisting two employers in filling a number of jobs in Cobb and Cherokee counties this week. Today, the Sullivan Group will hold pre-screenings and job interviews from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Road in Marietta. The company will be recruiting for multiple positions at several North Atlanta locations. The positions include accounts payable personnel, sales representatives, administrative assistants, print machine operators, industrial operations managers, quality control representatives, and warehouse workers for general assembly, painting, pressing and welding, and shipping and receiving. Applicants must pass a background check, complete a drug screening…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Georgia Department of Labor is helping to fill positions in medical offices around metro Atlanta.
Tuesday, February 12
The Georgia Department of Labor will help Victory Staffing fill a number of jobs in medical offices around metro Atlanta on Wednesday. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Road in Marietta. The staffing company, which will be recruiting several experienced workers to manage medical staffs, will discuss the locations of the offices during the recruitment process. Applicants must have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) and at least three years of experience managing a medical or some other professional office. They must also have computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Excel. Since they must work with clinic directors and supervise…
Monday, February 4, 2013
A recruitment event to fill several jobs in the metro Atlanta area will be held in Marietta Monday, Feb. 11.
Monday, February 4
The Georgia Department of Labor will be helping AT&T fill a number of full-time jobs for wire technicians to work in metro Atlanta. A recruitment event will be held Monday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the GDOL’s Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Road in Marietta. The company will be recruiting wire technicians to install and maintain the U-verse integrated digital television, high-speed internet and voice services system. Applicants must have the ability to lift and move up to 80 pounds, work a flexible schedule inside and outside on evenings and weekends, complete on-the-job and classroom training, and have a valid state driver’s license. Salaries range from $9 to $15 an hour. The company will conduct background …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Cobb County's 28,922 unemployed residents drove its jobless rate up in December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
Cobb County beat the statewide and metro Atlanta unemployment rates of 8.6 and 8.4 percent respectively. One of the state's larger county's, Cobb had a 7.6 percent unemployment rate last month. That's fourth tenths of a percent higher than it was the previous month, but it's half a percent lower than it was a year ago. Cobb had 360,618 people in the labor force in December, and 28,922 of them were counted as jobless. The county added more than 6,500 people to its labor force in a year's time. County Rate Forsyth 6.5% Cherokee 6.9 Cobb 7.6 Paulding 8.0 Bartow 8.6 Douglas 8.8 Fulton 9.3 A look at other counties' numbers: Forsyth County – 6.5% Forsyth …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Several employers, educational institutions and agencies are set to be on hand to provide assistance and some hiring opportunities. The event is being held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.