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State Farm brings 500 jobs to metro Atlanta

State Farm brings 500 jobs to metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia's largest writer of homeowners policies will bring 500 jobs to a new operations center in metro Atlanta.

Deal made the announcement Friday that the jobs for State Farm will be located at the recently leased Atlanta Perimeter Operations Center located near Perimeter Mall.

Some existing State Farm employees will work at the new office, but it will be staffed predominantly by new hires. The company will look for the new hires to handle sales, service and claims for policyholders.

The office is expected to open later this year.

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Elect Officers during June 21 Quarterly Meeting

Fulton County Workforce Investment Board to Elect Officers during June 21 Quarterly Meeting

The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System –Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Thursday, June 21, 2012, beginning at 9:30 A.M.  The meeting will be held in Seminar Room 205, Sections A & B of the Cleveland L. Dennard Conference Center at Atlanta Technical College located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW in Atlanta, GA 30310.  The Board will elect officers for the program year, which begins July 1, 2012

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

Job fair in Roswell Tuesday

Job fair in Roswell Tuesday

ATLANTA -- The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor, will be hosting a job fair for their North Fulton neighbors. 

The job fair will begin around 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center in Roswell. 

About 50 companies are anticipated, and all are invited to attend. The job fair will conclude at around 1 p.m. 

The Roswell Adult Recreation Center is located at 830 Grimes Bridge Road in Roswell. 

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

Dept. of Labor launches system to improve unemployment insurance

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor recently rolled out a new electronic system designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs of operating the state's unemployment insurance program.

Georgia is one of 10 states to adopt the State Information Data Exchange (SIDES) E-response. It allows employers to respond promptly to the Department of Labor when a former worker files an unemployment claim, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

"This new online capability is part of our continuing effort to make the Georgia Department of Labor more user-friendly and technologically up-to-date," Butler said in a statement. "This will significantly speed communications between the labor department and employers. At the same time, it will help prevent some overpayments to people who might not be eligible for benefits, saving us from having to go back and try to collect money from ineligible applicants."

North Fulton Chamber to hold Chairman's Gala on Apr. 28

North Fulton Chamber to hold Chairman's Gala on Apr. 28

ATLANTA -- The 39th annual Chairman's Gala for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday, Apr. 28 at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a presentation from key Chamber speakers at 7:30 p.m.

"We are pleased to have such a distinguished list of guests for this year's Chairman's Gala," Chamber president and CEO Brandon Beach said in a statement. "Among those who will be joining us are U.S. Congressman Tom Price, Georgia State Senator John Albers, Georgia State Representative Lynne Riley and Fulton County Commissioners Rob Pitts and Liz Hausmann."

Tickets for the event are $175 each; it costs $1,750 to buy a table.

For more information, visit www.gnfccgala.com.

OPEN HOUSE | Luxurious grand estate in North Fulton

MILTON, Ga. (WXIA) - While it's often referred to as 'Beverly Hills of the South,' it's easy to find luxurious homes outside of Buckhead.

Rhonda Haran of Sotheby's Atlanta Fine Homes is our tour guide of a $3.9 million, 10,000 square foot estate in North Fulton.

"One of the things I love about this home is that it's very grand and luxurious but very livable," Haran said.

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It's also smart. The home has a so-called brain.

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

UHY’s David Barton to Share Knowledge on Service Organization Audits February 14

Webinar will focus on data center audit standards and assessments

David Barton will address professional service organizations and their customers and lead a discussion on data center audit standards and assessments during a webinar Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.