Business Briefs: Shaw adds 60 Dalton workers

Business Briefs: Shaw adds 60 Dalton workers

July 30th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Business Around the Region

Shaw Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of carpets and flooring.

Shaw Industries, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of...

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Shaw adds 60 Dalton workers

<strong>Shaw Industries</strong> is adding 60 employees at its plants in the Dalton, Ga., area, the company&#8217;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.

&#8220;These are new positions to support our growing capacity needs created by the increase in the residential housing market,&#8221; Bailey said.

Georgia sues payday lenders

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&#8217;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&#8217; 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.