Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 15, 2020

Sept. 15, 2020 11 Alive

Retail, shipping companies hiring thousands around Georgia ahead of the holiday season

Joe Henke reports that Amazon, UPS, DHL, FedEx, Home Depot, and Walmart are some of the retail and shipping companies currently hiring thousands of people for seasonal and permanent positions around Atlanta and Georgia. Each is hiring as Georgia’s unemployment rate is rebounding from a high of 12.6 percent in April after pandemic related layoffs and business closures took place.


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Savannah State students win global competition

Mary Ann Demuth reports that two Savannah State University (SSU) students recently took top honors in the World Trade Centers Association Foundation (WTCAF) 2020 Peace Through Trade Competition. The women-led team, Foster Beelief, developed a honeybee charity to support sustainability via education about the at-risk bee population.


Sept. 15, 2020

State’s International Trade Team Announces New Export Directory Connecting Georgia Suppliers to Global Buyers

Staff reports that the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s International Trade division is officially announcing a new marketing tool created to provide virtual connections between international buyers and Georgia suppliers. The new Export Georgia, USA Directory provides Georgia businesses with the global connections they need to reach new markets and diversify their international customer base.


Sept. 15, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Delta to turn down CARES Act loan, take on debt backed by SkyMile

Kelly Yamanouchi reports that Delta Air Lines will turn down a federal loan through the CARES Act and instead take on debt backed by its SkyMiles frequent flier program. The move allows Atlanta-based Delta to avoid surrendering more control in return for new federal money.


Sept. 15, 2020 Gwinnett Daily Post

Water technology giant, Siemens, signs on as a founding partner for Gwinnett’s The Water Tower research center

Curt Yeomans reports that international water technology company Siemens is joining Gwinnett County’s The Water Tower center for water innovation, research and development and training in Buford. The Water Tower is being built next to the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center near the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford, and county officials are heralding the addition of Siemens, who they called a “technology powerhouse in the water sector” to the group of founding partners for the research center.


Sept. 15, 2020 Capitol Beat News

Poll finds strong support for public charter schools in Georgia

Dave Williams reports that Georgia voters still strongly support public charter schools eight years after ratifying a constitutional amendment letting the state create charter schools, according to a new poll. The statewide survey of 640 likely Georgia voters commissioned by the Georgia Charter Schools Association found 67% expressed a favorable opinion of public charter schools.


Sept. 15, 2020 Brunswick News

Final spaceport decision due in March

Gordon Jackson reports that the public has spoken for the last time on the Federal Aviation Administration’s pending decision on a license to operate a spaceport in Camden County. A final decision on the request from Camden County commissioners for a license to establish a spaceport will be announced in March without an additional public comment period, according to an announcement by the FAA.


Sept. 15, 2020 Georgia Health News

Politically connected firm earning millions in state COVID contract

Andy Miller reports that a health care staffing company with strong political connections has been paid more than $40 million by the state of Georgia to supply medical workers to fight COVID-19. Jackson Healthcare, a private company based in Alpharetta, was asked by state officials for help in March.


Sept. 15, 2020 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Trump’s campaign pivots to economy with TV barrage in Georgia

Greg Bluestein reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign unleashed a new round of ads in Georgia and other competitive states on Tuesday that aim to shift the focus of his re-election bid from law-and-order issues to the economy. The Georgia ad, “For You,” warns that a Joe Biden administration would mean higher taxes and lead to an “economy in ruins.”


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