Archive for August, 2008

Atlanta Education Jobs to Grow

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Anyone looking for an Atlanta education job is in luck, as the industry is expected to continue to grow.

In July 2008, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area’s education and health services industry employed a total of 257,200 people, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increase of 2.9 percent from last year. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the state’s education services industry is expected to grow to 432,130 by 2014, up from 345,470 in 2004.

Atlanta’s public school system is run by the Atlanta Board of Education. As of 2007, the system had 49,773 students and 106 schools, including 58 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, 20 high schools and seven charter schools. There also are two alternative schools for middle and high school students, two single gender academies and an adult learning center.

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Thousands of Atlanta Jobs Added in Recent Years

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Although Atlanta‘s economy has been slightly declining, in the long run the city has been able to move forward and add many new Atlanta jobs.

According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area had a total non-farm employment of 2,440,400 in July 2008, a decrease of only .2 percent from last year.

A Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce article states that in the last 20 years, Atlanta’s population has doubled and the city has become one of the top job producers in the country. In 2006, new Atlanta jobs totaled more than 60,000, and in 2005 created 70,000 jobs, ranking the city number two for overall job creation in the nation.

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