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Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

New Survey: 80 Percent of Employees Take At Least One Week Off During Summer Months Companies Must Take Action to Run Optimally

Atlanta, July 1, 2011 – With summer officially here, more than 80 percent of U.S.

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Are you looking to learn the basics of social media and online marketing?  The Social Media Learning Series, created by mom blogger Desiree Peeples, is launching a series of one-day workshops teaching social media and how to use it to promote and market your product, service, or business.  The classes will cover four distinct areas of social media:

  • Blogging 101 - will teach students how to set up and launch their own custom WordPress blog.
  • The Smart User's Guide to Facebook and Twitter - will teach students how to use these sites to build relationships with their customers and clients.
  • Undertanding YouTube: The Basics - will focus on learning how to use online video to market and promote a business, product, or service.
  • Learning LinkedIn - will cover setting up a LinkedIn profile and how to navigat

Make road trips with kids more fun! 40% off travel toys, games + activity kits from TravelKiddy.com

Make road trips with kids more fun! 40% off travel toys, games + activity kits from TravelKiddy.com

Are you dreading summer travel because your kids fight and complain too much? Turn off the DVDs and get them actively engaged with stimulating, age-appropriate entertainment. CLICK HERE TO PAY $12 AND GET $20 worth of sanity-saving travel toys, games, and activity kits from TravelKiddy.com!

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS FRIDAY, JULY 1ST AT MIDNIGHT

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Let's Jam! $60 Private Music Lessons Package with Firehouse Guitars Atlanta, ages 7+ (40% off)

Let's Jam! $60 Private Music Lessons Package with Firehouse Guitars Atlanta, ages 7+ (40% off)

Give the gift of music to your little rockers! For kids ages 7 and up. CLICK HERE TO SAVE 40% OFF lessons for: piano, guitar, bass guitar, voice, clarinet, saxophone, drums or ukulele at Firehouse Guitars Atlanta. TWO locations: Decatur & Conyers! ($100 value)

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29TH AT MIDNIGHT

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Time to redecorate! $25 = $50 worth of Fabrics, Trim and Home Decor at Needful Things in Marietta

Time to redecorate! $25 = $50 worth of Fabrics, Trim and Home Decor at Needful Things in Marietta

Update your home with stylish accents and save 50% off at Needful Things, a family-run store in Marietta.  CLICK HERE TO PAY $25 AND GET $50 worth of fine Fabrics, Trim & Home Décor!

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Gwinnett CID event connects businesses with Public Safety officials

Gwinnett CID event connects businesses with Public Safety officials

Gwinnett --  The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (CID) used its first-ever “lunch and learn” session to bring local businesses together with the public safety personnel serving their area.

Representatives from Gwinnett Place Mall, Mall Corners, Santa Fe Mall, Pleasant Hill Plaza and Marketplace shopping center joined with Major Christa Spradley, commander of Gwinnett Police’s central precinct, other police officers and Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Executive Director Connie Wiggins.

Joe Allen, Gwinnett Place CID executive director, said discussions ranged from crime prevention to methods of curbing graffiti. He said the session was overall positive, and more functions like this one are planned for the future.

“Our property and businesses owners are committed to keeping their investments and patrons safe, and the CID wants to support their efforts to do so,” Allen said.

Gwinnett unemployment lower than Georgia rate in May

Gwinnett unemployment lower than Georgia rate in May

ATLANTA -- The unemployment rate in Metro Atlanta rose to 9.7 percent in May 2011, according to Georgia labor commissioner Mark Butler.

This is up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.6 percent in April.

Butler said the rate rose for two reasons. More than 21,000 new job seekers entered the labor force, but only about 15,000 of them found jobs. Also, Atlanta had a net loss of 900 jobs; an increase of 1,100 jobs in manufacturing and construction was offset by a loss of 2,000 service-related jobs.

The lowest area unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent, was recorded in Metro Athens, while the highest was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region in the Dublin area, at 12 percent.

Gwinnett County's unemployment rate was 8.8 percent.

May marked the 46th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent, up from 9 percent in April.