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Combating Poverty Step 2: The Right Kind of Jobs

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet We need jobs.  That is hardly a groundbreaking statement.  Just yesterday, Albanians learned about a new restaurant opening on Meredith that will occupy the building that used to be the Ordinary Coyote.  This is good news, right? Hardly.

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Letter to the Editor: Jobs are the issue; our Congressmen just don’t get it.

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Dear Editor: Americans are floundering until the economy recovers. The economy won’t recover until there are sufficient non-government jobs to employ the masses. There will not be sufficient jobs until we address the issue that caused our job losses in the first place, our inability to compete with the rest of the world. We [...]

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If this is recovery, I’d hate to see recession

By   /  January 4, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet A number of businesses have closed their doors or contracted their operations in the past month.  So many, in fact, that I have to say that if this is economic recovery, I’d hate to see recession.  After all, recovery is supposed to be about improving our economic condition, and this definitely isn’t it.

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.9 Million in Georgia to Build Infrastructure and Boost Job Growth

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet WASHINGTON — Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank today announced two Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants totaling $1.9 million that will help Georgia build critical infrastructure to support business development and job growth. According to grantee estimates, the projects will together create 275 jobs, save 175 jobs, and generate more than $133 million in [...]

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Transportation And “That Vision Thing”

By   /  August 9, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet George H. W. Bush was at one point rated among the most popular presidents ever.  Just two years later he was defeated by a relatively unknown Governor of from a small state who was mired in scandal throughout his campaign.  Bush was criticized during his campaign for lacking in big picture efforts, and admitted [...]

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The shame is that this is news

By   /  July 3, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off

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Tweet       News broke Monday that a new employer was coming to town, bringing 112 new jobs to Albany.  This is great news for a community.  I applaud the Economic Development Commission, who is apparently at least partially responsible for this.  Unfortunately, 112 jobs shouldn’t even be news.

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A ‘Jobless Recovery’ is not a Recovery

By   /  May 18, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

Tweet While supporters of President Obama and Congressman Sanford Bishop are proclaiming America’s continued economic woes to be a ‘jobless recovery’ our unemployed citizens know better. Congressional candidate Ken DeLoach stated, “I’m convinced Georgians want jobs, not a life dependent on Washington. No unearned check will ever replace the satisfaction a person feels from earning [...]

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DON’T BE AFRAID!

By   /  March 23, 2012  /  Ted Anderson  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Don’t be afraid to take chances. The most successful people in the world have done so to achieve great things. Look at anyone you know who is successful and I will bet that that person took a chance to get where they are today. They surely weren’t afraid to leave home and get [...]

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Unemployment drops to 10.4 percent for October

By   /  November 30, 2011  /  Opinion, Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Local officials silent about long term improvement   Last week, the Georgia Department of Labor released the latest unemployment statistics for the Albany area, which was at 10.4 percent.  That was a drop of .4 percent over September, which the Department of Labor attributed to fewer layoffs than expected. The unemployment rate last October [...]

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