Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers held a job fair August 16 at the Harris County High School

Goodwill’s goal in hosting this event is to reduce the Columbus-Metro Area unemployment rate. Companies such as Pratt, Coca-Cola, Aflac, TSYS, Georgia Power, and more participated in the event, hoping to find candidates for more than 100 positions. Increasing employment locally helps Georgia’s state economy and fuels growth.

Georgia’s Affordable Housing Crisis is about to Take a Turn

The Low Income Housing Coalition’s ‘Out of Reach’ Report found that “On average, Georgians who work a minimum wage job need to work 83 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom rental unit at FMR (…) and over 52 percent of the metro Atlanta region’s workers earn (far) less than the amount needed to afford a 2-bedroom apartment at FMR.”

As this data surfaces, further debate is encouraged to make sure meaningful efforts enact to address this crisis.

To see some likely factors of the how’s and why’s, read more here,

New High School in Norcross becomes Gwinnett County’s 140th School.

The Paul Duke STEM School is incorporating “real life skills” into their curricula such as website coding, app creating, and hands-on building. The $37.7 million project is incorporating innovative classroom design for a more creative, collaborative learning space. Keeping pace with the skills needed for the future workforce begins at school!

A New Four-Story Income-Restricted Apartment Complex Is Being Built for Senior Citizens on 6th Ave.

The new housing unit will consist of 72 one-two bedroom units covering 72,000 Sq Ft. The project is receiving $510,408 in federal low-income tax credits and $510,408 in state low-income tax credits.

A big thank you to Fairway Construction Co. Inc of Colombia, Missouri, and Fairway Management Company for coming together to make this project come to life.