The new police chief in Brookhaven is looking to hire more than 50 sworn police officers. Brookhaven police Chief Gary Yandura, who started last week, says he's looking for officers who match the makeup of the city, including bilingual officers.
State officials say a technology firm will expands its current headquarters facility in Atlanta, creating 800 jobs over the next two years. Gov. Nathan Deal's office announced the jobs in a statement on Friday. Deal said the company, AirWatch, also plans to invest more than $4 million in new equipment.
Wells Fargo has announced plans to hire 200 new employees in the metro Atlanta region. The San Francisco-based bank is hiring new workers as part of a broader hiring push for more mortgage bankers, small business lenders, loan underwriters and financial advisers throughout the East Coast.
Georgia companies aren’t planning a lot of hiring in the last three months of the year. The latest Manpower Net Employment Outlook released Tuesday is 4 percent for Georgia -- down four points from the third quarter and two points from last year.
While the rest of state government eliminated 10,000 jobs during the Great Recession, the University System of Georgia added more than 5,000 employees. Some schools increased staff by as much as 45 percent while students faced larger increases in tuition and fees.
Fewer Georgia employers plan to hire additional workers this summer than expected to do so this spring. But four out of five Georgia companies -- 79 percent -- said they are keeping all of their staff right now.
A new survey from staffing firm Manpower shows 18 percent of Georgia employers expect to hire in the coming months and 6 percent plan layoffs. Both numbers are an improvement over the first quarter of the year.