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Survey: Hiring looks better for new grads

ATLANTA -- (Atlanta Business Chronicle) Employers will hire more new graduates this year than in previous years, but young employees may need to adjust expectations, reports Georgia Public Broadcasting. A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers says that across the nation companies expect to hire 13 percent more new college graduates this year.

Delta Tax Break Would Clobber Clayton Co., Lawmakers Say

Delta Tax Break Would Clobber Clayton Co., Lawmakers Say

There's a figure that's getting a lot of attention in Clayton County these days.

"This will hit us to the tune of $13 million," said Rep. Gloria Tinubu, a Democrat who represents portions of Clayton, DeKalb and Fulton Counties.

The hit comes from a fuel tax break proposed for Delta Air Lines. And the government of Clayton County will absorb it disproportionately, say angry members of Clayton's legislative delegation.

"It's the only county in the state of Georgia that gets affected. The state has a hit. But Clayton County is the only county that takes a hit," said Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam (D-Clayton County), leader of the county's legislative delegation.

Clayton takes the hit because Hartsfield-Jackson Airport's concourses, where Delta aircraft are refueled, are all in Clayton County. Airlines that refuel at Hartsfield-Jackson pay fuel tax to the state and Clayton county.

Parenting Expert, Dr. Bisa, Author of National Preschool Curriculum WINGS to appear on Focus Atlanta

Parenting Expert, Dr. Bisa, Author of National Preschool Curriculum WINGS to appear on Focus Atlanta

Author & Parenting Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, released the 2nd edition of WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, available since January 2011 along with five sets of supporting materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after-school programs. The updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook also includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.  The first edition was launched in 2009 when Dr. Bisa made good on her promise to produce an affordable curriculum that meets and exceeds national standards. Dr.

Union Station Macy's Closing

Union Station Macy's Closing

The now defunct Union Station Mall Macy’s has decided to close this location. With that I am pretty sure Sears will follow close behind.  This mall has been open for years and find it horrible that this mall has ended up closing taking with it hundreds of jobs and money from South Fulton.

South Fulton is now without a retail shop and people now must travel to either Southlake for a indoor Mall or Camp Creek or Fayetteville for outdoor shopping.

There needs to be something that can bring that mall back. The sad thing is the one store could have helped bring that mall back is now closing.  This once shining beacon of Union City is now a big joke. People actually laugh when asked about Union Station AKA Shannon Mall.

With that being said the Macy’s is having a ton of store closing deals right now the deals are only 10% off everything in the store but be on the lookout for more sales to be coming.

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

In July 2008, Author & Early Learning Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, made good on her declaration to produce an affordable preschool curriculum that meets national standards. In January 2011, WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, 2nd edition, will be available, along with five  sets of supporting materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after-school programs. The updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.

New Statewide Non-Profit Helps Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

New Statewide Non-Profit Helps Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

December 10, 2010, Atlanta, GA…..Startup businesses were responsible for sixty percent of all new jobs created in 2009, according to a recent article in Entrepreneur Magazine. Finding financing for a new business is one of an owner’s biggest headaches and is likely to be more challenging in the years ahead. 

That statistic points to the urgent need for training in better financial skill sets, which will jumpstart the long term success rate of small businesses,” says Charles H.