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Jobless rate rises in June

Jobless rate rises in June

ATLANTA -- Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June.

That's up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May, according to state labor commissioner Mark Butler.

"The unemployment rate inched up slightly because of normal seasonal factors, primarily involving the end of the school year," Butler said. "Non-contract school workers such as bus drivers, lunchroom and janitorial workers are usually laid off during the summer school break."

The loss of 12,400 seasonal jobs in state and local public school systems accounted for the bulk of the 14,600 payroll jobs lost throughout the state.

"Also, new graduates began searching for jobs and are counted as unemployed while doing so," Butler said.

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UHY Advisors’ David Barton Frames Security, Legal Issues in Era of Cloud Computing ATL Tech Summit

UHY Advisors’ David Barton Frames Security, Legal Issues in Era of Cloud Computing ATL Tech Summit

UHY Advisors’ David Barton, with Amanda Witt of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, will deliver the keynote address, “Framing Legal and Security Issues in An Era of Cloud Computing,” at the July 22 Atlanta Technology Summit.  Designed for both business and technical leaders, the event provides guidance on best practice strategies to protect sensitive data. Leading CIOs, security experts and professional advisors will take on the challenges of data security in a world of cloud computing at the gathering, beginning at 8:30 a.m. the Atlanta Marriott Norcross Hotel (475 Technology Parkway, Norcross, 30092).

Cloud computing is gaining momentum as a cost-effective alternative to traditional IT infrastructure, with the market for cloud services forecast to grow to over $241 billion this year. However, a recent study by Accenture shows that IT departments are still reluctant to move to the cloud, due to privacy, lock-in, and security issues.

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Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

Huge Jump in Vacations During Summer Months Poses Threat to Company’s Productivity and Efficiency

New Survey: 80 Percent of Employees Take At Least One Week Off During Summer Months Companies Must Take Action to Run Optimally

Atlanta, July 1, 2011 – With summer officially here, more than 80 percent of U.S.