Archive for June, 2015

Initiative could boost Atlanta jobs

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

A new city inititave that will ensure payment for family leave for city employees could boost Atlanta jobs.

The city will now offer paid family leave for both care giver and non-care giver city employees.

The benefit was adopted 14-1 in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget by the Atlanta City Council.

Since 2010, the Reed Administration has made unprecedented investments in employee benefits. The City of Atlanta has raised the minimum wage for city employees, received a perfect score on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index earning distinction as top employer for LGBTQ workers, and has been named one of “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) for four consecutive years.

The adoption of paid family leave will allow a primary care giver to receive six weeks of paid time, and a non-care giver to receive two weeks of paid time, which will run concurrently with the city’s current Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy, and will ensure no income disruption due to the growth of their family.

The paid leave will be made available for use in increments or as one continuous leave to provide flexibility based on the needs of the employee and their family. On average, city medical providers document 220 births or newborn dependents enrolled per calendar year.

City is known for great Atlanta jobs

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The city of Atlanta is getting major credit for having great Atlanta jobs.

The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) recently ranked the City of Atlanta as one of “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” for the fourth consecutive year.

For the ranking, an independent research firm evaluated each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories, including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; and Community Initiatives and Strategic Company Performance.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.

“For the fourth year in a row, the NABR has recognized the City of Atlanta’s commitment to employ a best-in-class workforce committed to the ongoing success of the city and a high level of customer service,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “During my Administration, the City of Atlanta has raised the minimum wage for employees, launched a study of pay disparities for women, and has earned recognition as a top employer for LGBTQ workers. I am proud that our efforts and our employees are again celebrated for their accomplishments.”

“The City of Atlanta strives to be an employer of choice, and this recognition reflects the strength of our various employee engagement initiatives and the hard work our employees provide to constituents every day,” said Yvonne Yancy, Commissioner of Human Resources. “We aim to provide exceptional service to Atlanta residents and visitors as well as to the 8,000 women and men in our workforce.”

Company creates nursing jobs in Atlanta

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

PruittHealth is expanding and creating nursing jobs in Atlanta.

PruittHealth will be on 3.6 acres and will allow the company to offer post-acute services to 128 beds and 18 specialty vent beds.

PruittHealth – Virginia Park will be located at 1000 BriarCliff Road in Atlanta.

PruittHealth is a family-owned organization committed to the health of its community. They provide a network of post-acute care services and resources, skilled nursing care, home health care, end of life care, rehabilitation, pharmacy and infusion services, and rehabilitation.

They serve communities across more than 170 provider locations throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.

They serve 24,000 patients and have 16,000 employed partners.