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Weekend roadwork: Lane closures galore

Weekend roadwork: Lane closures galore

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a number of Atlanta-area construction projects on its schedule this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid traveling on certain stretches of Interstate 285, as lane closures are expected to result in long delays.

As always, all weekend work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Fulton County
2 lanes in each direction of I-285 will be closed between Cascade Road and the I-20 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Unemployment rate didn't change in December

Unemployment rate didn't change in December

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate went unchanged last month. The rate was 6.4 in December 2014, the same as it was in November 2014. It was 6.8 percent in December 2013.

Fulton County's December unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.

While the unemployment rate didn't budge, the Atlanta area gained 64,700 jobs last year, the largest December-to-December job growth in nearly 10 years. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said many of the new positions were in trade and transportation; business services; leisure and hospitality; financial services; manufacturing; education and health care; government; and construction.

Butler said Georgia has been in the top 10 states for job creation every month since October 2012.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest December unemployment rate, at 4.9 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 8.8 percent.

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.

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.

Sisters Chapel raises awareness about sex trafficking

Sisters Chapel raises awareness about sex trafficking

ATLANTA -- On Tuesday, Jan. 27, Spelman College Sisters Chapel and community partners the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Living Water for Girls, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Interfaith Children's Movement will host the "Arise, Awake and Act Against Sex Trafficking" conference.

This free, daylong conference begins at 11 a.m. and is targeted at clergy, lay and community leaders and students across metropolitan Atlanta, and will spotlight the ongoing conversations, programs and legislation designed to mobilize men and women to combat sex trafficking.

The event will be held in the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu, or call 404-270-5729.

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:

Coweta County
* 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.

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: