GDOL To Help Roper Recruit Workers For Walker County Plant

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Georgia Department of Labor is conducting an on-going recruitment to help Roper Corporation, a division of GE, fill 80 manufacturing jobs at its facility in LaFayette.

The company is recruiting workers for a production line to assemble kitchen ranges on 8 hour shifts Monday through Friday. The hours will be set by the employer. While the jobs are temporary, they may lead to full-time positions with the company.

Former military personnel or college students on summer break in Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, and Whitfield counties and Chattanooga may apply.

 Due to federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, applicants must be at least 18 years old. A high school diploma or a General Education Diploma is required.

To apply for the jobs, applicants must complete a company application at the GDOL’s LaFayette Career Center, 200 West Villanow St.  They are encouraged to bring a resume or work history to aid in completing the application. The career center’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The company will conduct a background check and a drug-screening test.

For more information about the recruitment, contact the LaFayette Career Center at (706) 638-5525.


Career Coach Goes To Eastdale Neighborhood Association

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s mobile Career Coach will be at the Eastdale Apartments in Chattanooga, located at 1314 Moss St. on Friday, July 10, from noon-3 p.m. Career Coach staff will be helping area residents. They will be onsite to help people create resumes and register with Jobs4tn.gov where there are more than 90,000 jobsavailable.   ... (click for more)

Attorney General Announces Settlement Allowing Dollar Tree To Acquire Family Dollar

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced Thursday the merger of two large national chains of deep discount stores, Dollar Tree, headquartered in Chesapeake, Va. and Family Dollar, headquartered in Matthews, NC. As part of the agreement, Dollar Tree will be required to divest hundreds of Family Dollar stores nationwide, including stores in Memphis and Nashville. ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Commissioner Haynes Calls For Public Meetings On Discretionary Funds; Says Public Against Keeping Them

County Commissioner Marty Haynes on Thursday called for public meetings on the subject of the commissioners continuing to have $100,000 each in discretionary money. He said he had already been meeting with Hixson leaders on the topic. Commissioner Haynes was one of three commissioners who supported a move by County Mayor Jim Coppinger to remove $900,000 in discretionary funds ... (click for more)

Police Need To Stop The Road Cowboys - And Response (2)

Where is our highway patrol?  If they were known to regularly patrol our interstate highways through our city I don't think it would take long before the "truckers" were aware of it.  There are places in our country where this is the case.   When I have traveled Interstates 24 and 75 I may see the occasional car pulled over but rarely if ever is it an 18-wheeler. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Pre-Fourth Observations

I hate to do this, right on the heels of my monthly ‘Walk in the Garden,’ but I have more things on my desk that I dare not leave unnoticed before tomorrow’s Star-Spangled celebration. Foremost is the plea to anyone who shoots off firecrackers to please wear eye protection and ask watchers to stand back. Our eye doctors say firecracker-related injuries have doubled in the last three ... (click for more)