published Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Business Briefs: Shaw adds 60 Dalton workers

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    Shaw Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of carpets and flooring.
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Shaw adds 60 Dalton workers

Shaw Industries is adding 60 employees at its plants in the Dalton, Ga., area, the company’s talent acquisition manager, Bridget Bailey, said Monday. The Georgia Department of Labor will host a jobs fair Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dalton Career Center, 1406 Chattanooga Ave. Shaw is seeking experienced yarn extrusion workers and other sales and production employees.

“These are new positions to support our growing capacity needs created by the increase in the residential housing market,” Bailey said.


Georgia sues payday lenders

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has filed a lawsuit against two companies accusing them of providing illegal payday loans.

In a lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court, Olens accuses South Dakota-based Western Sky Financial, the company’s owner Martin Webb and California-based Cash Call Inc. of violating a state law prohibiting lenders from offering payday loans over the Internet. Olens’ spokeswoman Lauren Kane said a lawyer representing Western Sky said in a May 2012 letter that the company would stop offering loans in Georgia.

Kane said Western Sky continued offering loans, and consumers reported abusive collections practices to state officials.

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