Archive for March, 2009

Atlanta Construction Jobs Created by Stimulus

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The economic stimulus plan will help create new Atlanta construction jobs.

The Recovery and Reinvestment Act recently passed by President Barack Obama could help create 10,000 construction jobs throughout Georgia. The state Department of Transportation has issued a list of 130 road projects that have been approved under federal stimulus money.

According to an article by WXIA, construction in cities and suburbs will begin within the next few months. The State of Georgia will receive 70 percent of the stimulus money, while the other 30 percent will go to local governments through 15 metropolitan planning organizations.

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Atlanta Customer Service Jobs Created by AT&T

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

An investment by AT&T could help create Atlanta customer service jobs.

AT&T has announced its plan to invest $17 billion into the company and create 3,000 jobs this year. Of the jobs, 2,000 will be new positions in customer service and applications development, while the other 1,000 jobs are overseas contracting jobs that will be brought back to America.

According to an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the company has not said how many of the new jobs will be located in Atlanta. AT&T’s headquarters is in Dallas, Texas, but AT&T Mobility and U-verse are based in Atlanta. The company is expanding to help support increased growth of its wireless, broadband and video service areas.

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Jobs in Atlanta Could be Created by Casino

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

A new casino could help create new jobs in Atlanta.

Although the gaming industry has found out its not recession proof, the industry as a whole still continues to bring in valuable amounts of money for local communities. The gaming industry, which includes state lotteries, brought in $93.8 billion during 2008. That kind of intake has officials wondering if a casino in Atlanta could be beneficial.

“It’s a very different situation and economic model than what you see in Las Vegas,” Joel Koblentz, senior partner of The Koblentz Group of Atlanta, said in an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Gaming has to be fully ingrained into the tourism and urban redevelopment infrastructure. All of the public and private policy makers have to be on the same page. They can’t be at cross purposes.”

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Atlanta Manufacturing Jobs Cut with Rheem

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

One company is planning to cut more than 1,000 Atlanta manufacturing jobs.

Rheem Manufacturing Company has announced it will shut down its 650,000-square-foot plant in Milledgeville, Ga., a move that will eliminate 1,200 Atlanta jobs. The company is closing the facility as part of a consolidation effort between operations in Arkansas and Mexico, according to an article by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

“This is a very difficult decision for us, and we understand it will have a tremendous impact on our employees, their families and the Milledgeville community,” Chief Operating Officer Chris Peel said in the article. “Unfortunately, the precipitous drop in new construction and the global economic crisis show no signs of short-term recovery, a situation which has forced us to take this difficult course of action.”

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