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ALDI hiring associates, shift managers

ALDI hiring associates, shift managers

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- ALDI will hold a hiring fair this week for several of its metro Atlanta locations.

The discount grocery chain needs associates and shift managers for stores in Decatur, Lawrenceville and Snellville.

The jobs event will be Friday, Aug 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be held at the ALDI at 3340 Centerville Highway in Snellville.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. They must also agree to undergo a background check and drug test.

ALDI store associates earn an average of $10.50 an hour, while shift managers earn $14.50 an hour. Workers who put in at least 20 hours a week receive 401(k) benefits, and health and dental insurance.

Visit aldi.us for more information about the company.

Thousands enroll in Ga. Pre-K Program

Thousands enroll in Ga. Pre-K Program

(WXIA) -- More than 80,000 Georgia children are enrolled in the state's Pre-K Program for the 2014-15 school year.

Pre-K is open to all 4 year olds, regardless of household income. Assistant commissioner Susan Adams said that it is the first school experience for many children.

"For this reason, we take our roles very seriously, and we work really hard to provide Georgia's children with positive and meaningful experiences," Adams said in a release.

In Pre-K, students study language, literacy and math while making new friends and building foundations for lifelong learning. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning recommends parents visit their children's classrooms in advance to familiarize them with their new surroundings, and dress them in comfortable clothes and shoes every day. If students have a tendency to feel lonely, parents can send them to school with family photos to cheer them up, and blankets or stuffed animals to snuggle at naptime.

Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

(WXIA) -- The unemployment rate in metro Atlanta climbed again last month.

June's rate was 7.6 percent, up from 7.2 percent in May, but much lower than last June's 8.6 percent.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in June.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase is due to end-of-summer job loss among non-contract school workers, an influx of graduates and students entering the workforce, and temporary layoffs in manufacturing.

So far, metro Atlanta has gained slightly more than 58,000 jobs in 2014 -- a good sign for those who are looking for work.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest June unemployment rate, at 6.3 percent. The highest was 10.4 percent, in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region.

Primary runoff election results

Primary runoff election results

For complete election results visit www.11Alive.com/elections.

Primary runoff election results

Primary runoff election results

For complete election results visit www.11alive.com/elections

Raise Your Voice: Following nephew's killing, woman works to stop youth violence


DECATUR, Ga. -- Fatimah Jewel Chandler is on a mission to save lives. It's been nearly one year since her 17-year-old nephew was killed, a victim of gun violence. His accused killer was only 18 years old.

"The community lost two young people that day," Chandler said.

On Sunday, July 27th, she plans to fill the Saratoga Lake Community Clubhouse with teens, just like her nephew, in hopes of helping them avoid the same mistake. Named in honor of her nephew, the Kamau Project begins with a day-long conference, free of charge, geared toward kids and teens ages 12-18.

Guest speakers range from attorneys and motivational speakers to a juvenile probation officer. They will talk to the teens about topics including conflict resolution, anger management, negotiation and bullying.

AADD names Madeline Griffin Family Support Center Coordinator

AADD names Madeline Griffin Family Support Center Coordinator

DECATUR, Ga. -- All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) today announced that Madeline Griffin has been named the nonprofit agency’s Family Support Center (FSC) Coordinator. Griffin will be responsible for all of the organization’s community workshops, partnerships and programs.

Every year, AADD (www.aadd.org) provides support services, advocacy and training to more than 2,000 individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.

The FSC is designed to serve individuals and families living with developmental disabilities in metro Atlanta and across Georgia, offering assistance during difficult life transitions.  The Center is initially funded to serve more than 1000 people annually, but the non-profit organization plans to expand its services as funding allows.