Friday, July 24, 2009

GNB Update

The weekend has arrived...Here's the news...

Georgia gets millions of dollars to develop new housing. The Associated Press reports that multiple cities throughout the state will receive more than $9 million in federal funding. They'll get it through the Housing & Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program. Columbus will get more than $3 million, Athens almost $2.5 million, and Albany about $1.8 million. Four other cities; Brunswick, Dalton, Valdosta, and Warner Robins, will also get under $2 million each.

The Georgia Department of Education wants a meeting next week to deal with teacher furloughs. The Associated Press reports that the state board will meet Tuesday morning to consider waivers to the number of days the state will require each school district employee to work. Governor Sonny Perdue earlier this week called for school employees to take three furlough days by the end of the current calendar year.

So many applicants, so few job openings. reports that 1,600 people attended a job fair held at the Wilson Convention Center in Macon Friday morning. The new Macon Marriott City Center hosted the job fair, as it will fill only 60 full and part-time positions. It will open in September.

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