Archive for August, 2009

Atlanta Jobs Created by First Data

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

One company will soon create several new jobs in Atlanta (Click here).

First Data Corp. recently announced that it plans to relocate its global headquarters to Georgia, a process that will create 1,000 jobs in the metro Atlanta area. The jobs, to be added during the next three years, will support product development work.

According to an article by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the company is officially based in Greenwood Village, Colo., but the majority of First Data’s operations have been headquartered in Atlanta. The company employs about 750 workers in the area, including its CEO and CFO.


Atlanta Healthcare Jobs Prep

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Several young workers are preparing for a potential future in an Atlanta healthcare job.

The Healthcare Program, which is part of the Mayor’s Youth Program, has allowed several young workers to get a taste of a future in healthcare employment. In partnership with Atlanta Technical College, the program provides teenagers with a paid-training opportunity to become certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians and pharmacy technicians.

The Healthcare Program provides an introduction to the medical field for students looking to pursue a variety of careers. Students can earn college credit for their coursework and are provided with a weekly stipend. During the nine-week course, students complete clinicals at local Atlanta healthcare facilities and work with industry professionals to gain hands-on training and enhance their customer service skills.


Atlanta Jobs Moved to Indiana

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

One company is moving several jobs in Atlanta to a new state. Click here for more information on Atlanta jobs.

Carbon Motors, currently based in Atlanta, recently announced that it plans to move its headquarters and production plant to Connersville, Ind. The company plans to invest $350 million in a 1.8 million-square-foot facility in Connersville, a 14,000 person town located between Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

The company, which originally hoped to keep its operation building police cars in Atlanta, will now be providing jobs to another state. Once production begins in 2012, Carbon Motors will employ 1,500 workers. The company already has 10,000 orders for cruisers.


Atlanta Manufacturing Jobs to Rebound

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

There could be some hope for those workers looking to secure Atlanta manufacturing jobs.

A monthly survey of companies by Kennesaw State University found that during June, the industry saw an increase in the components that often lead to overall growth, including rises in new orders and production. And although the manufacturing industry still lost jobs during the month, hiring was not as low as during previous months.

“Employment remains … very low relative to the level of new orders and production,” Don Sabbarese, director of the Kennesaw State Econometric Center, said.