<strong>Shaw Industries</strong> is adding 60 employees at its plants in the Dalton, Ga., area, the company’s talent acquisition manager,<strong> Bridget Bailey</strong>, said Monday. The<strong> Georgia Department of Labor</strong> will host a jobs fair Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the <strong>Dalton Career Center</strong>, 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 Attorney General <strong>Sam Olens</strong> 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 <strong>Western Sky Financial</strong>, the company’s owner <strong>Martin Webb</strong> and California-based <strong>Cash Call Inc.</strong> of violating a state law prohibiting lenders from offering payday loans over the Internet. Olens’ spokeswoman <strong>Lauren Kane</strong> 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.