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Robins Federal Partners with American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

Robins Federal Partners with American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently sponsored the American Cancer Society by contributing $11,500 to Relay for Life.

In addition to this sponsorship, employees from Robins Federal Credit Union will organize various fundraisers at each of their locations.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 152,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.8 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Chick-fil-A wings in new direction

Chick-fil-A wings in new direction

Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A is finally crossing the road.

The iconic chicken chain, as well-known for its conservative heritage as its savory eats, is recalibrating its moral and culinary compass. It wants to go from old school to almost cool. It wants to evolve from a place where gays once picketed to a place where they'll feel comfortable going to eat. It wants to broaden the brand as it expands nationally and plows into the Millennial-driven urban arena. Above all: it wants to be a serious player on fast-food's biggest stage.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Few civilians at Robins to be extended with latest VERA/VSIP offers

Few civilians at Robins to be extended with latest VERA/VSIP offers

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- While the Air Force recently announced it's using another round of VERA/VSIP (Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Program) offerings to rebalance and reduce the size of the operation and maintenance- funded civilian workforce, those offerings are not expected to be extended to most employees here. 

The majority of civilian employees at Robins (9,985 of 12,970) fall under the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC). Offers are expected to be extended to a minimal number of employees throughout the entire AFSC organization nationwide. 

AFSC officials say they're basing that estimate on a number of factors associated with ongoing Air Force workforce shaping efforts. They add that employees affected by these workforce shaping efforts will be contacted directly by their supervisor or a representative of the local Civilian Personnel Office.

Robins Federal holds "Cartwheels for a Cause" video contest

Robins Federal holds "Cartwheels for a Cause" video contest

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently held a contest Cartwheels for a Cause. This contest allowed members to submit video entries highlighting their favorite charity for a chance at winning $5,000 for their charity and $1,000 for themselves.

Robins Federal received a total of 28 video entries representing various organizations in 9 different counties. After the deadline for video entry, all videos were posted to Robins Federal’s website and open to everyone for voting. Robins Federal received over 14,000 votes.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Houston County unemployment rate hits 6.5 percent

Houston County unemployment rate hits 6.5 percent

Houston County's unemployment rate hit 6.5 percent in January, below Central Georgia's regional average of 7.7 percent and Bibb County's eight percent.

In January 2013, one year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in Central Georgia, according to a release.

Central Georgia's regional unemployment estimation from the Georgia Department of Labor includes Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.