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Job Openings in Macon

Job Openings in Macon

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. You can also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

Job Title:    Electrician Helper
Location:    Macon GA
Pay:          $20.00 per Hour
Education:  Some College
Job Number: GA8118493
Job requires some college. Applicant must have a current, valid driver's license, and be a certified Electrician and or Apprentice.

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Job Openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. 

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Mowing Along State Routes in Jones County

Mowing Along State Routes in Jones County

Drive with caution on SR 44 and 18 eastbound this week.

Crews are expected to mow along both routes in Jones County anywhere between Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily, according to a release.

 

 

GDOT Focuses on Local Motorists for Work Zone Safety Week

GDOT Focuses on Local Motorists for Work Zone Safety Week

 

(WXIA) -- Work Zone Safety Week is underway, and Georgia's Department of Transportation, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety and the Federal Highway Administration are emphasizing the need for Georgia motorists to use caution when travelling on all roads throughout the state.

During Work Zone Safety Week, highway departments, law enforcement and private contractors are reminding drivers that dangers can come from failure to be careful when behind the wheel, especially in work zones where heavy equipment is often used close to travel lanes.

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Hancock-Putnam
Bleckley-Dodge-Pulaski
Twiggs
Sandersville
Milledgeville
Peach-Crawford
Gray-Jones
Forsyth-Monroe
Dublin
Perry 
Warner Robins
Macon
R
obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Exercise 
    Photography 
    Scrapbooking 
    Hunting 
    Fishing 
    Couponing 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion

 

  • Are you that person who always takes photos at the high school's football games or at community festivals?  You can log in with your new account and create a gallery to show off your photos on our site.
  • Have a story idea that may need a reporter in our newsroom? Send us a news tip by emailing eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com
  • Where You Live is your space for public conversation.  Feel free to comment on others' articles. New ideas can crop up just from simple conversations with others.
  • See something bizarre around town? Take a (cell phone) photo and post it to your community site! Maybe someone else will know the background story.
  • Add an event to our community calendar. Click "Add an Event"  on your community site's event section.
  • Like" us on Facebook to include your local news, breaking news and weather warnings and watches in your Facebook feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter for breaking news and weather updates.

Leaf Driver Ready for New Charging Stations

Leaf Driver Ready for New Charging Stations

Bob Babyok of Warner Robins is the proud owner of a Nissan Leaf.

"It's like driving an iPod," he says.  The Leaf is a 100% electric car.  Babyok leases it for about $140 per month, including electricity.  He says enjoys being able to commute gas free.

"Normally, I would anticipate here in Warner Robins maybe 80 miles to a charge. My commute's about 40 so I only technically need to charge up every other night."

But traveling outside his commute is a different story.  In order to go for Atlanta for example, he had to charge up at home in Warner Robins, top off in Macon at the Bibb County Courthouse, home of the region's only charging station, again in Griffin, before reaching Atlanta.

Now, a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will place 100 more charging station across the Middle Georgia Clear Air Coalition's seven county region, which includes Bibb, Houston, Peach, Monroe, Twiggs, Crawford, and Jones Counties.

Jones County Jobless Rate Released

Jones County Jobless Rate Released

The jobless rate for Jones County in December 2012 was eight percent.

Jones County was one of 29 Georgia counties that had a jobless rate of eight to 8.9 percent.

According to a state news release, unemployment rose to 9.2 percent from November's 8.7 percent rate, but it was down from December 2011 when the rate was 9.5 percent.

Officials claim the rise comes from a combination of factors, including a "slight increase" in new layoffs and a reduction in the area work force.

The uptick reflects a similar statewide trend. However, the jobless rate across Georgia only rose one-tenth of percentage point while metro Macon's rate jumped five-tenths of a percentage point.

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