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Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Thursday, Jan. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meeting will be held  at the Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. 

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.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where job seeker and employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of one-stop centers statewide.

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2 Chainz may run for mayor of College Park

2 Chainz may run for mayor of College Park

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Could 2 Chainz be adding the title "mayor" to his resume?

According to a recent interview with XXL Magazine, 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, announced a possible future in running for mayor of his hometown, College Park.

With a 4.0 GPA from Alabama State University and proven debating skills after his appearance that sparked media attention two weeks ago on HLN's "Nancy Grace" in regards to the legalization of marijuana, he has a strong chance of being a future politician.

"I'm supposed to be running for mayor in College Park. I got everybody wishing. I'm really gonna do this little mayor thing in College Park," 2 Chainz told XXL. "I'm just trying to make sure I have the right qualifications."

Even though his supporters are rooting him on, 2 Chainz wants to make sure everything he does is organic and wants to see what the future holds.

Adamsville Career Center to host Manpower recruitment

Adamsville Career Center to host Manpower recruitment

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Adamsville Career Center will host an onsite recruitment in partnership with Manpower on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. until 1p.m.

Manpower is seeking experienced forklift operators, general assembly mechanics, truck loaders/unloaders and electronic repair technicians.

The Adamsville Career Center is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive inside the Adamsville Regional Health Center.

The positions are located in the McDonough area.  Recruiters are seeking experienced candidates for all shifts. Salaries will depend on the level of experience of those who qualify for the positions.

Applicants are expected to register prior to attending the recruitment by creating an online account at manpowerjobs.com. A résumé is required with the online registration, and applicants must bring résumés to the Adamsville Career Center recruitment.

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

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* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

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South Fulton Career Center to host Manpower recruitment

South Fulton Career Center to host Manpower recruitment

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The South Fulton Career Center will host an onsite recruitment in partnership with Manpower on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Manpower is seeking data entry specialists.

The South Fulton Career Center is located at 5710 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park. Business attire is required, with no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers allowed.

 Data Entry Specialist

Candidates will be responsible for a data entry quota of 10,000 keystrokes per hour. They will be entering medical information so accuracy is required. The successful candidate will be accustomed to working in a high volume/ fast-paced environment. Applicants who obtain positions will also be responsible for consistently practicing safety-conscious behavior in all processes and procedures and must be willing to work a full-time schedule with shifts that include the following:

2015 Atlanta coupon class

2015 Atlanta coupon class

ATLANTA -- You want to save money right in 2015, right? Saving money on groceies would be a great way to start.

Aimee Brittain also known as Pretty Frugal Diva, is teaching a coupon class on how to save money. This class will not just teach you about coupons, but also about apps you can use on your phone and tips and tricks to use to help you save money and even earn cash back with amazing apps. This class also has a shopping trip event afterward to get some hands-on training.

When asked why she was doing this, Aimee Brittain said, "I want to help my community. I live in Atlanta, born and raised. I want to help my community save to help families like I was able to,thanks to my frugal living skills."

Coupon class tickets can be purchased at www.prettyfrugaldiva.com/classes.

Fulton County can help unemployed citizens with job searches

Fulton County can help unemployed citizens with job searches

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development served over 41,163 job seekers in 2014, with 4,564 participating in onsite recruitment orientations and job readiness workshops.

The workshops teach participants how to set career and education goals, conduct job searches, develop strategies for making the best impression during the first interview and succeeding in any subsequent interviews. Job seekers also learn how to dress for success.

Specific services available for dislocated workers range from financial support to help in finding a job or retraining for a new career. Citizens considered dislocated workers include those who may have lost jobs because of terminations.  Some unemployed workers may have faced layoffs or received “notices of termination or layoff." Additionally, they are unlikely to return to their previous jobs or industry because of: