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August 16, 2023

B2B Stories

Latest report shows almost $3 billion impact from AU and AU Health

Augusta University, both the Health Sciences campus and the Summerville campus, are educating the workforce of the future while pumping millions into the state and local economies. The latest report by the University System of Georgia found Augusta University and AU Health, including the campus in Athens, are responsible for a $2.94 billion economic boost to the Georgia economy in 2022 and employed 21,250 people. Add to that, the $8.6 million and 69 jobs from campuses in Albany, Savannah, Brunswick, Rome, and Dalton. “Augusta University and AU Health are not

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Consumer Stories

Best of Business Lunch Review: Carolina Ale House

Editor’s Note: Wes Hennings never met a meal he walked away from and is an opinionated eater! Each Thursday, he shares the results of a business lunch he’s had with a colleague as a way to advise our business community on the good, bad, and the tasty across the CSRA. He doesn’t let ABD or the restaurant know where he is going and his opinions are his own. He grades the restaurants he visits on a 1-5 scale with “5” being outstanding. We call this our “Real Business Lunch Review”.

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B2B Podcasting

New place to get your taco fix

With a sign inside that says, “Feed me tacos and tell me I’m pretty,” what’s not to love about Taco Madre? Mike Petchenik has the scoop in today’s Biz Bits.

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Consumer Stories

Last chance this year for meeting city employers at job fair

Editor’s note: This is part 3 in a series of reports that Dana Lynn McIntyre has compiled for ABD regarding hiring events by the city of Augusta. Job seekers have one more chance today to meet face-to-face with City of Augusta department heads. The city has been holding a mega job fair over the first three weeks of this month. As with the two previous events, this one will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Linda Beazley Room in the Municipal Building at 535 Telfair Street. This

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B2B Stories

Large apprentice group will boost SRS workforce

More than 100 students will graduate today from the Nuclear Operator Apprenticeship Program. The course is a collaborative partnership between Aiken Tech, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), and Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to build the workforce pipeline for much-needed nuclear operators at SRS. The ceremony will include remarks from representatives from each program partner and the awarding of the Nuclear Fundamentals Certificate to each apprentice. The Nuclear Operator Apprenticeship Program began in the spring of 2020 and has seen significant growth, with this cohort

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B2B Stories

Coach Darin: What is talent optimization?

Think how much easier hiring new employees would be if the process was an exact science. Well, in some respects, it already is. According to The Predictive Index, “Talent optimization” is “a four-part discipline that details what’s required for aligning your business strategy and your talent strategy” to attain desired business outcomes. At its core, talent optimization “is the collection, analysis, and application of people data.” Those four parts (or “aptitudes”) include: Diagnose Design Hire Inspire The objective, as Talent Management suggests, is a seamless alignment between strategy and hiring, so that “everyone

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