Archive for May, 2009

Atlanta Jobs with Aerotropolis

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

A new complex where the former Ford plant used to stand will create thousands of Atlanta jobs.

The former Ford Motor Company plant in Hapeville is being transformed into Aerotropolis Atlanta, a sort of mini-city. While the Ford plant employed more than 3,000 workers, Aerotropolis is expected to create more than 10,000 jobs, both temporary construction jobs and full-time positions.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aerotropolis will include office space, hotels, retail, restaurants, a light industrial business park and a 4,000-space airport parking facility. The $1.5 billion project, which is expected to take 10 years to complete, is being built by Jacoby Development Inc., the same company that built Atlantic Station.

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Atlanta Manufacturing Jobs Created by KMC Group

Monday, May 18th, 2009

One company is planning to create new Atlanta manufacturing jobs.

According to an article by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, KMC Group recently announced that it will open its first U.S. plant in Atlanta, a move that will create 60 jobs and invest $5 million into the economy. KMC Group, which is based in Korea, makes ball valves for use in gas lines, oil fields, chemical plants and offshore platforms.

“More than 40 percent of new companies coming to Atlanta are international,” Hans Gant, senior vice president of economic development for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, said in the article. “We have the talent, we have the access to the marketplace through our airport and we are strengthening Atlanta’s position as a hub for global companies. There are currently more than 2,000 international businesses in metro Atlanta, and that number continues to grow with companies like KMC.”

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Atlanta Government Jobs Reduced by Thousands

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

When the 2010 fiscal year comes around, Atlanta government jobs will have been reduced by the thousands.

Mayor Shirley Franklin recently released her proposed 2010 budget for the City of Atlanta. Under that budget, the General Fund workforce will have decreased by 30 percent from 2001, from 5,617 workers to 3,934 workers. During the same time, the city has grown by 25 percent.

A recent analysis by Bain & Company noted that the Atlanta has moved from the second-worst performing city among major cities in the country in terms of efficiency to the second best.

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Jobs in Atlanta Created by Delta Merger

Friday, May 1st, 2009

One airline is doing its part to help create jobs in Atlanta.

Delta Air Lines has announced its plan to add up to 500 Atlanta jobs. Although the company has been cutting thousands of positions throughout the system through buyouts, the additional jobs are the result of a merger with Northwest Airlines.

According to an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the additional jobs include employees who are moving from Northwest’s headquarters in Minnesota, as well as new hires. The company plans to hire about 60 MBA employees with specialties in finance, economics, math and operations research who will work in pricing.

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