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Which Employers Are Hiring The Most This Holiday Season?

T’is the season to look for a holiday job and the prospects for finding one in Georgia are good.

The glad tidings are because of the glowing national outlook for hiring overall. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas forecasts that more than 800,000 jobs could be available in retail alone during the last three months of the year.

Metro Atlanta's Unemployment Rate Increases

According to the state labor department, even with metro Atlanta jobs increasing by 5,900 to total 2,470,600 in August, Atlanta's unemployment rate increased to 8.1% from July's 7.9%. To date, 51,400 jobs have been added, so why the unemployment increase?

Well, the main job growth has been in:

#TwitterComesToAtlanta

Twitter is coming to Atlanta ... seriously! 

Twitter, the mega-social network, located in San Francisco, will launch a new data center here in Atlanta leasing a 80,000 square feet in a 1 million square foot server farm near downtown Atlanta. #TwitterComesToAtlanta.

 

2014's Job Market No No's!

You want the good news or bad news first?

Let's start with the good news! If you are a recent graduate, according to a new survey, employers are looking to hire more of YOU than last year... YAY! BUT, the bad news is, while they are hiring more recent graduates, they are being picky. Knowing this, when it comes to getting your first degree or you are going back to school to pursue another career track, there are degrees which you should not pursue in 2014. 

Georgia is Ranked #1 for Business for the Third Time!

For the third time in LESS than a year, Georgia has been named the top state for business by Area Development Magazine in its 5th annual Top States for Doing Business! #YayForGeorgia

Georgia Hospitals put $40 Billion Into Economy!

According to The Atlanta Business Chronicle, a study was released by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), stating that Georgia hospitals are responsible for putting almost $40 billion into the states economy in 2012. WOW! The report found that they employed nearly 126,000 FT and PT employees as well as being linked and responsible for more than 287,000 other FT jobs.

Wanna make more than $50/ Hour? Ya, me too!

If you say you don't want to make more than $50/hour in your career, you are most likely lying.

Career Coach at The Career Cafe, Tim Duggar says "a major factor is how much the candidate has invested in education to learn marketable skills as well as level or responsibility or stress that go with a job." 

Would you change your name to get hired?

How far would you go to get hired? Change your first or last name? Change the spelling of your name? Really, what is the most extreme thing you would consider doing?

See Jose's story.

 

 

Georgia Job Fairs & Events Now- September 30th!

9/3/14: On Time Staffing - 11AM-4PM @ Athens Career Center 

9/3/14: Financial Service Center (FSC) 9:30-11:30 @Gwinnett County Career Center 

High- Paying, Low-Stress & Telecommute Jobs!

There is enough stress in the world outside of the office, right? Don't think that every high-paying job has to come with a side of stress. Believe it or not, there are low-stress jobs that offer great salaries. 

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