Local News Stories

New Food Delivery Service, Waitr, Coming to Athens

36 minutes ago
Waitr

A new food delivery service is coming to Athens, with a promise of 150 new jobs. the restaurant on-demand platform Waitr arrives in Athens, Thursday, June 21. Waitr featured a flat, five-dollar fee on all orders with no minimum required or distance charge.

The company expect to hire 150 people in the area.

Athens is the fifth Waitr city in the state. The compnay started in Columbus in February and expanded into Agusta, Macon, and Savannah. According to a company release, dozens of Athens restaurants have already signed on with Waitr.

The Georgia Department of Labor is helping Hitachi Automotive fill positions in their Monroe facility.

A hiring event will be held June 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Athens Career Center, 150 Evelyn C. Neely Drive, Athens.

Representatives will be interviewing for materials handlers, CNC operators, and maintenance technicians.

Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.

WalletHub

Americans hit the trillion-dollar mark in credit card debt for the first time ever. In spite of the record amount, some cities, including Athens, did well in paying down that debt during the first quarter of the year. Jill Gonzalez is an analyst with the Personal Finance website WalletHub. She says consumers did manage to repay more than $40 billion so far this year.

Athens News Matters for June 15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018

Panelists Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG, and Blake Aued with Flagpole and Lee Shearer with the Athens Banner Herald discuss Tuesday’s commission work session, Casey Cagle comments caught on tape, the upcoming runoff election, and what’s happening at the Lyndon House.

Pete Souza

The Affordable Care Act is once again facing political and legal pressure. A lawsuit threatens to overturn the ACA, which would reverse one of the law's most popular provisions -- protections for people with pre-existing health conditions.

More Local Stories

GET THE WUGA MOBILE APP NOW!

Take WUGA With You Everywhere

Now Available on The Apple and Android App Store

DONATE YOUR OLD CAR AND HELP WUGA

NPR News

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

It's been a decade since the financial crisis drove up the unemployment rate in the U.S. and forced people in the prime of their careers to give up looking for work.

Even today, as employers add jobs at a furious pace, the workforce participation rate still hasn't recovered. And now researchers think they know one reason why: the opioid crisis.

A summer already full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Jay-Z and Beyoncé's joint album, Everything Is Love, and explore how it sounds both on its own and compared to the competition.

Whenever you bring together dozens of different countries from around the globe, there's bound be some cross-cultural confusion. The World Cup is no exception.

And if you're Shin Tae-yong, coach of the South Korean national team, you figure out how to work that confusion to your advantage. In a press conference Sunday, Shin explained the unusual tactic he'd employed against scouts from the Swedish team: He'd had his team members swap jersey numbers for the warm-up games, in hopes that scouts wouldn't be able to tell the players apart.

More News from NPR