Archive for July, 2009

Atlanta Construction Jobs Decline by 20 Percent

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Atlanta construction jobs have been hard to find for some time now. So it was no surprise when the Associated General Contractors of America recently found the Metro Atlanta area lost almost 20 percent of its construction jobs from June 2008 to June of this year.

Out of the 352 metro areas looked at, Atlanta ranked 307. The city lost 25,700 jobs, a decline of 19.8 percent, from last year. During June of 2008, the area had 130,100 construction jobs, compared to only 104,400 construction jobs in June of this year.

In fact, during June, the Atlanta-Sandry Springs-Marietta area’s construction industry employed 104,400 workers during June, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is down from 104,500 workers during May and a 19.8 percent decrease from last year.

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Atlanta Biotech Jobs Could Increase

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

One company could be creating hundreds of Atlanta biotech jobs.

Dendreon Corp., which is based in Seattle, is considering an $80 million advanced manufacturing plant to be located on the south side of Atlanta. If created, the plant would create at least 300 jobs in the Atlanta area. Not only would the company’s presence in Atlanta create jobs, it also would increase the tax base.

A reputable biotech manufacturing plant also would improve the area’s reputation as a hot spot for science and medicine, according to an article by the Pudget Sound Business Journal. On top of that, it would help attract scientists and doctors to the area to help spur collaboration with local research universities. (more…)

Top 7 Infrastructure Jobs in Atlanta

Monday, July 13th, 2009

What are the top infrastructure-related jobs in Atlanta?

Because Metro Atlanta has become one of the most spread out cities in the country, government agencies have been struggling to build and upgrade the city’s infrastructure to keep up with demand. Traffic, water shortages and poor air quality often effect the city’s quality of life.

However, these problems have helped to create several job opportunities. Right now, thousands of workers are looking for infrastructure-related jobs funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. If you’re one of those workers, the following list of the best infrastructure jobs in Atlanta, compiled by Examiner, may help you get a start.

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Atlanta Jobs with Fortune 500 Companies

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

If you live in the Atlanta area, you probably already know that jobs aren’t growing on trees right now. However, there are many reputable companies in the area that are often hiring. Click here to find Atlanta jobs.

During May, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area saw its unemployment rate increase from 9 percent to 9.6 percent. This came as a disappointemnt to many, who saw a slight glimmer of hope when the unemployment rate decreased from 9.1 percent to 9 percent during April.

The area had a total non-farm employment of 2,316,400 workers during May, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is down from 2,318,400 workers during April and a 5.6 percent decrease from last year.

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