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 Great jobs for young men who aren’t in college and strong young women also! This is Obama money for “infrastructure” the jobs are located all over, paid training in Atlanta. This is an awesome opportunity, please pass this on. These jobs pay good wages.

 Training: You will attend two or three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta , GA. CSX will pay for travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.

 Track Worker-030702 Job Summary: Work as a member of a crew to install new railroad track, maintain existing track and right-of-way. Replace or repair track switches with specific components. Slide and align tie plates. Drill holes through rails for insertion of bolts and tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends or rails together. Correct deviations in track surface, alignment and gauge Cut rails to specific lengths etc. Pay Rate Entry Rate $19.36/hour Full Rate $21.52/hour Promotional/ Advancement Opportunities: Under Maintenance of Way Collective Bargaining Agreement, Track Workers may be considered for advancement or promotion to other positions within the Engineering Department if qualified. Machine Operator $23.25 – $24.81/hour Welder Helper $21.93/hour Bridge Tender $21.93/hour Bridge Mechanic $22.65/hour Foreman $22.71 – $25.53/hour Track Inspector $23.98 – $25.14/hour Qualifications: High School diploma/GED; 18 years of age or older; Valid Driver’s License

At CSX, two of the company’s core values are People Make The Difference and Safety Is A Way of Life. We are committed to offering our team members the most competitive compensation and benefits package available, unlimited opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible. CSX is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.

 

Know The Facts – Census Bureau 2011

Cobb County, Georgia

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People QuickFacts Cobb County Georgia
Population definition and source info Population, 2011 estimate 697,553 9,815,210
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 688,078 9,687,660
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1 definition and source info Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 1.4% 1.3%
Population definition and source info Population, 2010 688,078 9,687,653
Persons under 5 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 6.9% 7.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent definition and source info Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 25.3% 25.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 9.1% 11.0%
Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2011 51.4% 51.1%
White persons, percent definition and source info White persons, percent, 2011 (a) 66.7% 63.2%
Black persons, percent definition and source info Black persons, percent, 2011 (a) 25.9% 31.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.5% 0.5%
Asian persons, percent definition and source info Asian persons, percent, 2011 (a) 4.7% 3.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.1% 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent definition and source info Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 2.2% 1.8%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent definition and source info Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 (b) 12.5% 9.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent definition and source info White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 56.0% 55.5%
Living in same house 1 year & over definition and source info Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010 81.5% 82.3%
Foreign born persons, percent definition and source info Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010 15.2% 9.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 19.5% 12.7%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+ definition and source info High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 90.2% 83.5%
Bachelor Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 43.8% 27.2%
Veterans definition and source info Veterans, 2006-2010 47,766 708,862
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+ definition and source info Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 29.7 27.0
Housing units definition and source info Housing units, 2010 286,490 4,088,801
Homeownership rate definition and source info Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 69.6% 67.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent definition and source info Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 25.1% 20.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source info Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $211,000 $161,400
Households definition and source info Households, 2006-2010 256,741 3,468,704
Persons per household definition and source info Persons per household, 2006-2010 2.62 2.66
 definition and source info Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $33,110 $25,134
 definition and source info Median household income 2006-2010 $65,522 $49,347
Persons below poverty level, percent definition and source info Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 10.6% 15.7%
Business QuickFacts Cobb County Georgia
Private nonfarm establishments definition and source info Private nonfarm establishments, 2009 19,247 219,3481
Private nonfarm employment definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, 2009 303,501 3,410,5051
Private nonfarm employment definition and source info Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2009 -3.0% -2.1%1
Nonemployer establishments definition and source info Nonemployer establishments, 2009 62,097 734,830
Total number of firms definition and source info Total number of firms, 2007 77,945 901,105
Black-owned firms, percent definition and source info Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 18.6% 20.4%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent definition and source info American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.7% 0.7%
Asian-owned firms, percent definition and source info Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 4.8% 5.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.1% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent definition and source info Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 5.5% 3.6%
Women-owned firms, percent definition and source info Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 31.7% 30.9%
Manufacturers shipments definition and source info Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 5,651,641 144,280,774
Merchant wholesaler sales definition and source info Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 15,524,844 141,962,359
Retail sales definition and source info Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 10,480,711 117,516,907
Retail sales per capita definition and source info Retail sales per capita, 2007 $15,157 $12,326
Accommodation and food services sales definition and source info Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 1,393,471 16,976,235
Building permits definition and source info Building permits, 2011 1,758 18,493
Federal spending definition and source info Federal spending, 2010 6,730,926 92,387,1191
Geography QuickFacts Cobb County Georgia
Land area in square miles definition and source info Land area in square miles, 2010 339.55 57,513.49
Persons per square mile definition and source info Persons per square mile, 2010 2,026.4 168.4
Persons per square mile definition and source info FIPS Code 067 13
Persons per square mile definition and source info Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metro Area

 

 

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
F: Fewer than 100 firms
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
X: Not applicable
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

GEORGIA should follow ILLINOIS

Public Policy and External Relations

July 17, 2012

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BOND COURT CHANGES

We applaud Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for taking a step in the right direction by releasing a report detailing new initiatives to reform the bond court system (Chicago Tribune: “Cook County looking at bond court changes,” July 12, 2012).

Those of us who work to break the cycle of crime and detention that destroys people’s lives and destabilizes communities are deeply encouraged, especially when all stakeholders involved with the report agree that we can do better.

We’re pleased that the County has identified effective ways to spend less of its budget on incarceration, and more on properly assessing and supporting those who could return to their families and communities at little to no risk to overall public safety.

According to the report released on July 12, 2012, by the Justice Advisory Council, it’s estimated that 900 inmates out of the 9,400 currently incarcerated are non-violent offenders with low bonds, yet they cannot afford to post bail or don’t have a residence, making them ineligible for home monitoring.

Under this new proposal, the county will save money-an estimated $143 per prisoner per day-and free up jail space by releasing low-level inmates who currently must remain incarcerated if they are unable to post the required bond money. And-most importantly-this cost saving will come at very low risk to the safety of our communities.

Through home monitoring, these low-risk defendants can continue to work, help their families or attend school. They can participate in critical out patient, community-based programs that successfully treat drug and alcohol addiction and are proven to reducing the overall recidivism rate. Rather than waiting idle for their trial at the Cook County Jail, they’ll have access to services that will provide them with the skills necessary to become law-abiding contributors to society.

Rather than sitting in jail at taxpayer expense, our hope is that many low-risk defendants will be returned to their communities and provided services that will allow them to make better life choices, rebuild their families, improve their communities, and become productive citizens. When that happens, we all benefit.

Diane Williams

President

Safer Foundation

Pamela Rodriguez

President

TASC, Inc.

Top 5 Dubious

Top 5 dubious rankings
by By Mike Klein

Fighting Recidivism

FIGHTING RECIDIVISM
Bibb County, GA

 

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