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2 GA Groups Land Money from HUD to Fight Housing Discrimination

These grants allow the groups to provide fair housing enforcement through testing in the rental and sales markets, to file fair housing complaints to HUD, and to conduct investigations.

Georgia sets records in March

Georgia’s number of employed residents was essentially flat, falling far less than 1 percent to reach 4.9 million. That number was still up by 29,389 from the total posted in March 2018.

United States Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments

This panel report is the second significant victory for U.S. agriculture this year, and, together with the victory against China’s excessive domestic support for grains, will help American farmers compete on a more level playing field.

Canadian Produce Company to Expand in Georgia

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Tuesday that EarthFresh, a leading Canadian produce company, will create 100 jobs and invest $22 million in an advanced technology packing plant and distribution center

After Hurricane Michael, New Mexico led on US pecan production

After Hurricane Michael pummeled parts of Georgia last fall, another state has taken the lead on pecan production in the United States.

US Department of Labor Trying to Cut Improper Payments on Unemployment Insurance Program

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced a series of new initiatives aimed at reducing improper payments in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program.

Arby’s Franchisee to Pay $84,000 to Settle EEOC Suit for Sexual Harassment of Teen...

Beavers' Inc., owner and operator of 51 Arby's locations in south Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle, has agreed to pay $84,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced

Department of Labor Working to Expedite Occupational Licenses for Veterans

Veterans and transitioning servicemembers face unique barriers to entry into licensed civilian occupations. Despite having acquired relevant skills and experience, veterans and transitioning servicemembers can encounter lengthy processes and educational requirements to obtain the credentials, such as occupational licenses, needed to enter civilian employment that can impose additional time and financial costs.

General Electric Agrees to Pay $1.5 Billion Penalty for Alleged Misrepresentations Concerning Subprime Loans...

The Department of Justice announced last week that General Electric (GE) will pay a civil penalty of $1.5 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) to resolve claims involving subprime residential mortgage loans

EPA Honors 2019 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year in Georgia

These enterprises have earned ENERGY STAR Awards for demonstrating national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions.