Monday, July 27, 2009

Minimum Wage Hike!

A bump in the minimum wage means more money for some, but where does that leave others? On the next At Work: Negotiating Pay in a Bad Economy... Our experts are ready to answer your workplace questions and offer up solid career advice... Join us this Friday at 3pm for AT Work, here on GPB...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moving In America...

What sacrifices have you made for your career? On the next At Work - Moving in America...
The tradeoff of keeping your career moving while unsettling your family. Join us this Friday afternoon at 3 for At Work here on GPB.

Also this week on At Work we'll talk about Peter T. kilborn's new book Next Stop, Reloville!

Peter T. Kilborn was a repor
ter for The New York Times for thirty years, having covered business, economics, social issues, and the workplace. He was also one of the contributors to the Times’s award-winning series and book Class Matters. Kilborn is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and was a Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Starting out in Rhode Island, he became a Relo himself with stints in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, London, Miami, and Washington. He and his wife Susan live in Maryland.

Learn more about Peter Kilborn

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tax Free Money For Georgia Vets

Valarie Edwards
for At Work.

During job training, a newly hired veteran employee, if eligible, can receive up to $13,212 tax-free supplemental income from his GI Bill during a two-year, experience-based training program.
National Guardsmen and reservists may also be eligible if they are currently under a six-year contract or qualify for the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) by having been called to active duty for at least 90 consecutive days since September 11, 2001.

Also eligible to apply for OJT/Apprenticeship benefits are the spouse and dependents of a veteran with a 100% VA disability rating.
There are no direct payments to the employer. Payments are made directly to the veteran and are intended to serve as a salary supplement during the training period.

To use GI Bill benefits while enrolled in an on-the-job-training (OJT) or apprenticeship program (APP), a veteran must work 30 hours or more, full time employment, during the workweek and the employer must agree to establish the program. Approved training programs are evaluated annually by SAA representatives to determine their initial and continued compliance with the federal regulations.

For additional information about OJT/Apprenticeship programs in Georgia, veterans or employers can contact Jung at 404-656-2306 or e-mail him at
For more information about the OJT/Apprenticeship programs and other state benefits provided to Georgia veterans visit the SDVS website at

Listen to At Work Friday at 3pm on your local Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio Station or online at

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program

By Valarie Edwards for GPB News.

State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that workers in two Georgia counties – Baker and Early -- have until Friday, July 24, 2009, to file initial claims for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits to compensate for loss of income, directly resulting from severe storms and tornadoes, which struck the area on March 26, 2009.

Federal DUA differs from the state’s regular unemployment insurance program in that it provides benefits to self-employed business people, farmers, diversified farming operations, loggers, commission paid employees and others who are not eligible for Georgia’s regular unemployment insurance benefits. The maximum weekly benefits amount is $330.

Potentially eligible workers should contact the nearest Georgia Department of Labor office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Workers may call the Georgia Department of Labor’s toll-free customer service line at (877) 709-8185 to obtain career center information

At Work for Friday July 17, 2009: Social Networking

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These days its all about social networking, but does Facebook, MySpace, or LinkedIn leave you feeling all alone in the universe? On the next At Work, plugging in to stay connected to the ever expanding world of the internet. Tune in to At Work this Friday at 3pm here on GPB.