Category: Business

May 6, 2022

  ATLANTA—DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is partnering with The Great American Franchise Expo Atlanta to support her efforts in increasing business ownership in DeKalb County. On Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, at the Cobb Galleria, DeKalb residents can gain valuable information on opportunities from some of the area’s top franchises, including national and emerging […]

May 4, 2022

  ATLANTA— Gov. Brian P. Kemp on today(May 4)  signed SB 332, also known as the Inform Consumers Act, which prevents criminals from selling goods stolen from retail stores on any online marketplace platform. The legislation establishes financial and contact information requirements for high-volume sellers to online marketplaces and requires that such platforms establish an option for […]

April 27, 2022

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of nearly $90.4 million in YouthBuild grants to provide training and apprenticeships to young adults who are not enrolled in school or working in construction and other in-demand industries. Following its Nov. 23, 2021 announcement of available funding, the department awarded 68 grants – ranging from […]

April 26, 2022

    Report highlights 2021 efforts of advancing trust in the marketplace     ATLANTA — Better Business Bureau of Metro Atlanta, Athens & NE Georgia (BBB) released its 2021 Annual Report detailing the organization’s performance related to consumer and business marketplace activities in BBB’s 47-county service area. “The past few years were unprecedented for BBB in […]

April 26, 2022

Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is recruiting for Driver Examiners statewide. These customer service-focused team members are responsible for evaluating applications for all classes of driver’s licenses, conducting testing and identifying potential identity theft or fraud. The salary for a Driver Examiner 1 begins at $30,000 with the potential for increases at six months, […]

April 21, 2022

  WASHINGTON , D.C.– The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will host an online roundtable, “Untapped Potential: Reimagining Equity for Workers with Gaps in Employment History,” to discuss the challenges workers face when re-entering the workforce after periods of unemployment. The event is part of the Hiring Initiative […]

April 19, 2022

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment on proposed revisions to Wagner-Peyser Act regulations to include Employment Service staff in public employment offices in state merit systems, and improve service delivery for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The proposal, by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, would ensure that states […]

April 4, 2022

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U.S. Small Business Administration issued four final rules to modify revenues-based small business size standards in 16 North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) sectors that will increase small business eligibility for SBA’s federal contracting and loan programs for approximately 59,000 additional firms. The final rules are part of the second five-year review of […]

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