Georgia #1 for Clean Energy Jobs
A new report from the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows that more than 9,800 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced across the country the first three months of 2015. This is almost double the number E2 tracked the corresponding quarter a year ago.
The top three states for the quarter were: Georgia (2,870 jobs), California (1,885) and Texas (1,612). New Mexico, Michigan, Colorado, Virginia, Utah, Maryland and Indiana rounded out the top 10. Read More
Vice President with Kinder Morgan Allen Fore discusses the recent GDOT decision and whats next in the process for the Palmetto Pipeline process. Video
Staff Report from Savannah CEO
The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce and Center of Innovation for Logistics divisions joined forces with the Coastal Workforce Investment Board and Savannah Technical College to launch the Fast Track Coastal Initiative today. This cooperative training program was designed to prepare students for careers within Georgia’s rapidly growing logistics industry.
“The Fast Track Coastal Initiative is an excellent example of the innovative workforce development efforts taking place across the state,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner for Workforce Ben Hames. “Pilot programs like this one hold real promise and will help foster the highly skilled workforce that Georgia’s growing companies need.”
The 26 students who enrolled in the Fast Track Coastal Initiative will participate in an eight-week course at Savannah Technical College. More than 50 leading warehousing and logistics companies from across the state provided input to establish the curriculum for the program. Following the eight-week course, each student who successfully completes the program will receive a Fast Track Warehousing and Logistics certificate and have the opportunity to participate in at least two job interviews for positions at the participating logistics companies, helping to accelerate their careers in the industry. READ MORE
Positive news from the professor of Economics at Armstrong University. Please check out the video. Video
The U.S. job market grew steadily in October, adding 214,000 jobs, according to government data released Fridaymorning, in the latest sign of a slow but substantial economic recovery.
The unemployment rate also ticked down to 5.8 percent, the lowest level in six years, even as more workers entered the job market.
The latest encouraging numbers keep the nation on pace for its best labor market year since 1999 and stand in noted contrast to a wave of discontent that helped Republicans sweep a round of midterm elections this week. Though wage growth has been sluggish in recent years, Americans — helped by falling oil prices — are seeing their purchasing power rise. Read More – Washington Post
Daniel Cary: Thoughts on New Developments on River Street
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
President & CEO of the Historic Savannah Foundation Daniel Carey talks about new hotel developments on River Street, and voices some concern about the preservation of the waterfront relating to size and the scale of the developments. VIDEO
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