Georgia Reports Record Unemployment Rates Across State

In addition to the unemployment payments, last week, the GDOL issued over $56 million in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) payments to individuals who are self-employed, gig workers, 1099 independent contractors, employees of churches, employees of non-profits, or those with limited work history who do not qualify for state unemployment benefits.

Final Module Placed for Vogtle Unit 3

The final module for Georgia Power's Vogtle Unit 3, a massive water tank, has been placed atop the containment vessel and shield building roof at the company's Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia.

Survey: U.S. Workers Have Lost $1.3 Trillion in Income During Pandemic

$1.3 trillion in income has been lost by the U.S. workforce, 20 percent ($260 billion) of which represents earnings from employed workers.

Ga SOS Using Georgia Suppliers for Masks, Sanitizer for Early Voting, Election Day

Georgia companies are supplying the face masks and hand sanitizer that will protect voters and poll workers during early voting and on Election Day, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced last.

FAA Proposes $5.89 Million Civil Penalty Against Ga Company for Illegal Charter Flights

The FAA alleges the company did not have approved hazardous materials training programs in place for a total of 270 illegal cargo flights over a 3 year period. The FAA alleges these flights were careless or reckless so as to endanger lives or property.

Over 750 Broadband & Telephone Providers Extended ‘Keep Americans Connected Pledge’

Providers Pledge to Maintain Service, Waive Late Fees, and Keep Wi-Fi Hotspots Open Through June 30

Long-term Care Facility Pharmacy to Pay $15M Civil Penalty

The subsidiary of CVS Health has agreed to pay the hefty civil penalty to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by allowing opioids and other controlled substances to be dispensed without a valid prescription.

U.S. Postal Service Reports $348 Million Increase Over 2nd Quarter Last Year

COVID-19 volume and revenue impacts arose late in the quarter; significant financial impacts in the third quarter and beyond are anticipated

GDOL Issues over $1.7 Billion in Unemployment Payments

The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that it has issued over $1.7 billion in combined state and federal unemployment benefits in the past seven weeks. 

DOD Awards $126 Million Contract to 3M, Increasing Production of N95 Masks

The goals is 26 million N95 medical-grade masks per month, starting in October 2020.