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Home Depot to hire 80,000 for spring season

Home Depot to hire 80,000 for spring season

ATLANTA -- Atlanta-based The Home Depot says it has started filling more than 80,000 positions as it prepares for spring, the company's busiest selling season.

The company estimates it will hire 1,240 for its 62-store Atlanta market.

The Home Depot is now recruiting for positions both in its stores and distribution facilities, as the warm season approaches and customers begin to spruce up their lawns and tackle new home improvement projects, the company said in a press release.

From sales and cashiers to operations and online order fulfillment, opportunities available include both permanent part-time and seasonal positions, the company said.

"Spring is a great time to join The Home Depot, where you can work alongside a fun, energetic team that's passionate about the latest home improvement innovations and great customer service," said Tim Crow, executive vice president—Human Resources.

Attorney Rebecca Crumrine Rieder named to Legal Elite

Attorney Rebecca Crumrine Rieder named to Legal Elite

ATLANTA -- Rebecca Crumrine Rieder, founding partner of Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison in Atlanta, has been named one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 2014 Legal Elite. In this prestigious professional recognition, the Legal Elite are nominated and voted in by their fellow members of the State Bar of Georgia.

Crumrine Rieder practices in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation. Additional past honors, recognitions and community service include:

Home Depot data breach lawsuits rise to 44

Home Depot data breach lawsuits rise to 44

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- The number of lawsuits facing Home Depot from its data breach has risen to at least 44, the company reported Tuesday.

In its third quarter report, The Home Depot Inc. gave investors an outline of the tsunami of litigation that's rolling toward the home improvement giant related to the data breach.

The company said it believes it's probable that payment card networks will make claims against it:

Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

ATLANTA -- Brian Frank, Managing Director, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the 10th annual Barron’s Top Financial Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.

The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf-Astoria, September 8-10, in Orlando, Fla.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and family relationships to portfolio management and retirement planning.

Christopher Kane joins Sterling Risk Advisors

Christopher Kane joins Sterling Risk Advisors

ATLANTA -- Christopher P. Kane has joined Sterling Risk Advisors as a broker, specializing in the complex risk management solutions of private equity mergers and acquisitions, medical technology, manufacturing/distribution, and information technology companies.

Kane’s professional expertise also includes pharmaceuticals, value-added resellers, and defense contractors. He has completed The Hartford School of Insurance program and maintains his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

Before joining Sterling Risk Advisors, Kane was a captive agent for Liberty Mutual Insurance and served as a sales representative for State Farm Insurance.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Kennesaw State University and lives in Buckhead. He is an active member of Birmingham United Methodist Church and volunteers often with Trinity Community Ministries, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of homeless men.

Cobb development authority changes tax break policy to appease schools

Cobb development authority changes tax break policy to appease schools

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County’s development authority has changed the way it will award tax incentives to companies that build in Cobb in an effort to get along better with the county’s school board.

Changes include that the development authority will notify school officials when a developer applies for tax incentives and plans to build in either the Marietta or Cobb school districts, and that each developer applying for tax incentives must pay for a cost benefit analysis to show the authority how many jobs are expected, as well as the development’s economic return, reports the Marietta Daily Journal.

The decision comes about five months after the development authority agreed to pay $17,000 in legal fees to the Cobb Board of Education’s law firm after the board challenged a tax break the authority granted a development in 2013, the MDJ adds.

Cobb Chamber mentoring program accepting applications

Cobb Chamber mentoring program accepting applications

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its Next Generation Mentoring Program.

The program is designed to build relationships between current and future business leaders in the county. Mentors will provide professionals in their 20's and 30's with the skills they need to grow their careers and achieve their business goals.

Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, Sept. 2.

More information, including an application link and a list of participating mentors, can be found at cobbchamber.org.