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Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

DeKalb unemployment exceeds Georgia rate in May

DeKalb unemployment exceeds Georgia rate in May

ATLANTA -- The unemployment rate in Metro Atlanta rose to 9.7 percent in May 2011, according to Georgia labor commissioner Mark Butler.

This is up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.6 percent in April.

Butler said the rate rose for two reasons. More than 21,000 new job seekers entered the labor force, but only about 15,000 of them found jobs. Also, Atlanta had a net loss of 900 jobs; an increase of 1,100 jobs in manufacturing and construction was offset by a loss of 2,000 service-related jobs.

The lowest area unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent, was recorded in Metro Athens, while the highest was in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region in the Dublin area, at 12 percent.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 10.1 percent.

May marked the 46th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent, up from 9 percent in April.

Sesión de Entrevistas con SunTrust Bank -- Interview Session with SunTrust Bank

Sesión de Entrevistas con SunTrust Bank --  Interview Session with SunTrust Bank

Atlanta, GA --  (English Below)  La Asociación Latinoamericana  y SunTrust Bank ofrecerán una sesión de entrevistas el jueves 23 de junio de 2011 de 10 a.m. a 3 p.m. SunTrust está buscando candidatos para los puestos de cajeros y representantes de finanzas. Para inscribirse envía su hoja de vida a jyactayo@thelaa.org.

Para más información, llama al 404-638-1837.

Where: Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway Atlanta, GA 30324

Contact: Jesús Yactayo, jyactayo@thelaa.org, 404-638-1837

Acerca de la Asociación Latinoamericana

La Asociación Latinoamericana ayuda a individuos familias latinas a lograr sus aspiraciones de progreso académico, social y económico.  Logramos esto trabajando a través de colaboraciones comunitarias y programas directos que tienen como enfoque el éxito académico de los jóvenes, la educación y la prevención, y a través de servicios para familias con necesidades urgentes. La LAA ofrece servicios de empleo, inmigración y traducción tanto como programas para jóvenes, clases de computación, clases para padres y clases de inglés y español. Para más información visite nuestra página web: www.thelaa.org.

 

Unique kids boutique! $25 = $50 worth of children's merchandise at Pretty Please in Buckhead

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Georgia 400 toll revenue to go to statewide transportation projects

Georgia 400 toll revenue to go to statewide transportation projects

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded more than $74 million in new construction contracts across the state.

One much-needed improvement for Metro Atlanta will be the construction of northbound ramps at the intersection of Georgia 400 and I-85 on the city's north side.

Work on the long-awaited ramps will begin this summer and is scheduled to conclude by January 2013. Archer Western Contractors, LTD, of Atlanta will perform the project, which is being funded by Georgia 400 toll revenues.

Once in operation, the new ramps will offer southbound Georgia 400 drivers direct access to northbound I-85, and similar access to northbound Georgia 400 from southbound I-85.

"This project will improve the functionality of both Georgia 400 and I-85," said transportation commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr.

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