Power Breakfast: Alpharetta gaining corporate headquarters, Georgia jobless rate, storms, immigration, Beazer

Let’s start with the good news on the jobs front.

Information technology company Agilysys is moving its corporate headquarters to Alpharetta and could bring about 100 jobs to the area, AJC writer Leon Stafford reports.

The company, which is based in Cleveland, creates enterprise software and services for hospitals and the retail industry, Stafford writes. The majority of its customers are in the United States, but it has support offices in England, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The move is part of a restructuring effort, Stafford writes. Relocating to Georgia will help Agilysis save money by reducing its space needs and put it closer to its other operations.

Meanwhile, Georgia’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.8 percent from April to May, the state labor department said Thursday.

The state’s jobless rate was 10 percent in May 2010.

This May marked the 46th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.1 percent, the state labor department said.

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- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat

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June 16th, 2011
8:08 am

All I see are 200 more cars on our roads (one for each employee and one for a family member).