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Delta Variant Causing Concerns with In-Person Workforces

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New Research Reveals COVID-19 Delta Variant is Causing Rising Concerns Among Employees with In-Person Work Wednesday, September 8th, 2021  New research from Paychex, Inc., the HR software and services company that provides the power of simplicity for increasingly complex workplaces, reveals that nearly one-third of employees say their comfort level with in-person work has decreased due… Read more »

Georgia Power Supports STEM Scholarships

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Georgia Power Supports STEM Scholarships Through the American Association of Blacks in Energy Georgia Power continued its support of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) scholarships through the Atlanta chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). The $15,000 donation will be integral in helping students pursue STEM careers in the energy industry… Read more »

GovConPay Joins Strategic Development Think Tank to Help Minority Businesses Grow

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  The ATL Airpot Chamber is pleased to report that the U.S. Airports Economic Ecosystems Development Program (AEEDP) continues to build strategic alliances with corporations and organizations seeking to help women, minority and veteran-owned firms grow. The goal of our Strategic Development Think Tank is to get 1500 women and veteran-owned businesses securely past the… Read more »

The Difference Between COVID-19 ‘Third Doses’ and ‘Boosters’

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As hospitalizations surge nationwide due to unvaccinated patients with COVID-19, vaccines are a crucial tool to prevent severe disease and overwhelmed hospital systems. More than 378 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have already been administered in the U.S., and many fully vaccinated individuals are now asking questions about how to further boost their immunity…. Read more »

Clayton State University Addresses Technology Workforce Needs

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The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents recently approved a new graduate program at Clayton State University. The Master of Science in Cyber Technology (MSCT), designed to address the local and national cyber workforce shortage, will provide both traditional students and working adults with the skills and training needed to advance their careers or… Read more »

Georgia Power Highlights Environmental Awareness Month

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Georgia Power Highlights Conservation Efforts for Environmental Awareness Month this September In honor of Environmental Awareness Month this September, Georgia Power is highlighting its conservation efforts around the state with special focus areas each week. Every September, environmental organizations come together in recognition of Environmental Awareness Month, with a goal to raise awareness about environmental… Read more »

UPS to Purchase Atlanta Logistics Startup

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UPS to Buy Atlanta Logistics Startup Roadie for Same-day Delivery Solution As part of its customer-first strategy, UPS entered into an agreement today to acquire Roadie, a technology platform that enables local same-day delivery with operations throughout the U.S. UPS customers, including large enterprises, are increasingly looking for local same-day delivery solutions for goods of… Read more »

Atlanta Makes the Top 20 for Remote Work

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Atlanta Snatches #3 in Top 20 Best U.S. Cities for Remote Work Staff Report Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 While many workers are eager to return to the office, some prefer to continue working from the comfort of their homes instead. In CommercialCafe’s latest study, we wanted to see which U.S. cities are the best for… Read more »

Georgia to Add Driver’s Licenses, IDs to iPhones

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Georgia to be Among First States to Add Driver’s Licenses, IDs to iPhones Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah are among the first states to bring state IDs and driver’s licenses in Wallet to their residents Apple today announced that it is working with several states across the… Read more »

GDOT Awards Millions in Construction Contracts

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Georgia DOT Awards $105 Million in Construction Contracts in July In July 2021, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awarded a total of 26 projects valued at approximately $105,438,826. The largest single investment, worth approximately $26 million, was awarded to Oxford Construction Company. This reconstruction project will widen 3.784 miles of State Route (SR) 133 from… Read more »