The unemployment rate in Georgia is down a bit. The state's Labor Department says the jobless rate dropped to 8.6% last month. That's its lowest rate since January 2009.
With the war in Afghanistan winding down, thousands of military men and women are returning home, eagerly looking for work. For many of them it's a tough road, but companies are rallying together at major job fairs to make the transition easier.
Coming out of combat and getting back into the civilian workplace isn't easy. But now underway, a series of national Job Fairs to make the job hunt less stressful. But a Job Fair holds no guarantees.
It was a special moment for hundreds of students as they walked in the front door of Morris Brandon Elementary School in Atlanta this morning, shaking hands with Marines and National Guardsmen just back from Afghanistan and Iraq. For the youngsters, it was more than just another day at school.
Army Sgt. Justin Lansford, gravely wounded in Afghanistan, was able to walk onto Brookwood High School's football field in Snellville Friday to the cheers of his hometown.
A grateful nation can finally say Thank You to Sgt. Thomas Jefferson Barksdale, 21, of Macon.
An Atlanta man and fellow Marines are receiving the Congressional Gold Medal for their bravery and courage at home and in battle during World War II.
Cynthia Koehler, a 14 year U.S. Air Force veteran, is confined to a wheelchair. After receiving a letter from her son, the 11Alive Help Desk went to work with Home Depot and Vets help Vets and built additions to her home that enhanced her life.
It took just a split second for Sgt. Nathan Watson of Woodstock to suffer serious injury in a firefight in Afghanistan, but now almost a year later, he still has no disability benefits.
11Alive remains committed to helping veterans find work -- and we're committed to serving the men and women who have served our country. Hiring out Heros is hosting a Job Fair for veterans on Tuesday -- May 29, 2012.
The soldier accused in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians has been identified. He is 38-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.
With troops movements to and from Iraq and Afghanistan getting scaled back, the military is now centralizing its charter flights into one major airport -- Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International.
A McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle fighter jet may soon be landing on Interstate 75, just outside of Central Georgia.
One determined, injured Marine spent his Veterans Day swimming a mile of the Mississippi River while handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded.
Veterans were honored in Lawrenceville and Marietta on 11/11/11.
An unprecedented Celebration of Kindness & Service is taking place on 11-11-11.
Metro Atlanta Home Depot stores where you can pick up tickets to our 11/11/11 Celebration of Kindness & Service.
Of the 200+ Home Depot volunteers who came to fix up a VFW post in Marietta, nearly two dozen were veterans themselves.
MARIETTA, Ga. - When the Pope High School Band goes to Waikiki in November for the parade that will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, they'll probably know more than any other unit in that observance.
Lifting a finger could help a local non-proft rebuild a low-income veteran's home.