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Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs

Plane and train maker Bombardier Inc. plans to cut 7,500 jobs, according to Bloomberg. The Montreal-based company runs an operations and maintenance facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and a commercial aircraft service center in Macon. The jobs cuts come as Bombardier accelerates a restructuring plan after taking on billions of dollars of debt developing […]

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EP American Footwear to create 250 new Georgia jobs

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that EP American Footwear, LLC (EPAF) will open a new footwear manufacturing facility in Hazlehurst in Jeff Davis County. The new facility, EPAF’s first in Georgia, will bring 250 new jobs and $10 million of investment into the region. “Georgia’s strong manufacturing infrastructure helps companies such as EP American Footwear […]

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Manufacturers’ News: Georgia gaining manufacturing jobs

Georgia’s manufacturing employment continues to improve from Great Recession set-backs, according to the 2014 Georgia Manufacturers Register. The annual published by Manufacturers’ News Inc. measures employment and sector data from May to May. Georgia gained 7,769 manufacturing jobs from May 2012 to May 2013 for 1.6 percent growth. That’s more than double the gain the […]

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Army cuts could affect 17,000 jobs in Georgia

If automatic budget cuts of sequestration go into effect, Georgia would see an impact on 17,163 jobs and lose $931 million from its economy, according to a statement from the U.S. Army. Impacts on jobs include federal employee furloughs and layoffs, reductions in the contracted workforce because of reduced military investments and construction, and reductions […]

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Georgia ranks in Forbes’ Top 10 states for business

Georgia moved up three spots to No. 8 on Forbes’ annual “Best State for Business” list. Forbes compiled the list using six vital categories: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. Georgia gained the ranking with a gross state product of $419 billion and five-year annual gross state […]

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