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German company hiring 125 in Augusta to make dent in CSRA job loss

A German metal recycling company is coming to the CSRA and bringing with it 125 skilled manufacturing jobs. Yesterday, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Aurubis AG has authorized the construction of a $340 million recycling and secondary-smelting plant – the only one of its kind in the U.S. – located at 4760 Mike Padgett Highway in Augusta…

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Ghosting makes good help even harder to find for local businesses

Paul Horton, former owner of Taco Crush was forced to close his McKinney, Texas restaurant because he couldn’t staff it. If you’ve ever tried online dating, you’re probably familiar with the term ghosting, but it’s becoming an increasingly common problem for employers as well. Job seekers also know about ghosting, as many employers don’t follow up…

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Simon Says: Where have all the cowboys (and other workers) gone?

Restaurants ask for our patience because of a lack of staff. Delivery times have lengthened (remember when Amazon prime was 2 days?). The pre-pandemic peak in employment in the Augusta MSA was 246,300 and currently stands at 238,400, a loss of 7,900 jobs. In percentage terms, the loss is similar to the national data. Almost all…

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