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  AARP Georgia will host a panel discussion focused on age discrimination in the workplace on Friday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to noon, at Georgia Public Broadcasting 260 14th St., N.W., Atlanta.     The Asso


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Tokyo-based manufacturer to create 170 jobs in Gwinnett County

Haso USA Inc., a Tokyo-based manufacturer of personal use cleaning products, will create 170 jobs and invest $7 million in a new location in Gwinnett County. Peachtree Corners.

Haso USA Inc. will lease a 100,000-square-foot building in Peachtree Corners, located at 2850 Northwoods Parkway. The 170 jobs will be in the areas of manufacturing and distribution, with potential for future job creation as the company continues to grow its presence in the U.S. market.

“In terms of choosing a location for our U.S. production facility, a large part of our decision to move to metro Atlanta was based on the relationships we developed,” said Haso USA Inc. President Yuji Sogawa. “Yumiko Nakazono and Joseph Huntemann at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, along with Troels Adrian at Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, teamed together to help us realize the benefits of locating our facility to Gwinnett County. It made perfect sense for us to begin our U.S. operations here.”
Gov. Nathan Deal welcomed Haso’s move to Georgia.


“When internationally-based businesses such as Haso USA choose Georgia, it shows the strength of our No. 1 business climate’s reputation on a global scale,” said Deal. “I have no doubt that our dynamic manufacturing...


DeKalb Workforce Development exceeds state performance standards

DeKalb Workforce Development (DWD) exceeded its performance standards for the eleventh consecutive year, county officials announced this week. Since 2003, the department has surpassed standards set by the state of Georgia by training and placing adults and youths in high demand occupations.


“DeKalb Workforce Development has achieved a level of service and commitment that has been consistent for more than a decade,”said DeKalb Workforce Development Director Sheryl B. C. Stone.



The department has assisted dislocated workers at retaining employment at a rate of 94.2%, and contributed to the economic health of DeKalb County with participants securing an annual average salary of $46,846in 2013 after completing DWD programs. Through DeKalb Workforce Development’s efforts, more than 1,200 job seekers found and retained employment for this program period. In addition, DeKalb Workforce Development through its year-round youth program assisted 89 youths ages 14 to 21 with securing employment or enrolling into post-secondary education. DWD helped 90 youths obtain their high school diplomas or industry recognized credentials.


DeKalb Workforce Development Offers Work Readiness Workshops

DeKalb Workforce Development’s (DWD) Work Readiness Workshops will continue in the county. The workshops are held at the DWD building located at 774 Jordan Lane, Building #4, Decatur, and are offered free of charge.


The Work Readiness Workshops are designed to empower job seekers with essential work readiness skills needed to secure employment. Workshop training topics include “Resume Writing,” “Interviewing Techniques,” “Personal Branding & Marketing”, “Networking” and “Basic Computer & Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite.” Since the program’s inception, more than 2,000 customers have attended DWD’s Work Readiness Workshops.


Below are scheduled times and days for the work readiness workshops for August:

Resume Writing
Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – noon

Personal Branding
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon

Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.; Second Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. – noon only
Wednesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Interviewing Techniques
Mondays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1 – 3 p.m.

Basic Computer
Mondays, 10 a.m. – noon
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon
Thursdays, 1 – 3 p.m.


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