Archive for February, 2010

Ohio Jobs in Atlanta?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

If the poaching of Midwest jobs keeps up, white-collar opportunities in Atlanta will far outnumber jobs in Ohio. For more information on jobs in Atlanta, click here.

According to, Atlanta has been regularly poaching Midwestern companies for over a decade now.

First up was NCR, the famed, 125-year-old cash register company that moved its headquarters from Dayton, Ohio, to Duluth last June.


Atlanta Manufacturing Jobs Cut at Pipe Plant

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Mueller Water Products, a North-Birmingham-based U.S. Pipe & Foundry ductile iron pipe manufacturing plant, has said it will cut 260 Atlanta manufacturing jobs.

According to Birmingham Biz Journals, a downturn in the economy and the automation of its systems at its other plants were the reasons Atlanta-based Mueller cited for the shut down.

The shutdown is expected to happen by or on March 31, 2010.


Summit Puts Spotlight on Atlanta Jobs

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The jobs in Atlanta that were lost in the recession, which amount to hundreds of thousands of laid off workers, were discussed at the Georgia Jobs Summit hosted by Georgia’s Labor Department in January.

According to, the all-day summit at Georgia Tech drew about 100 people, including economists, business, labor and community leaders, academics, everyday workers and the unemployed for strategy brainstorming, roundtable discussions and economic presentations. Among those taking part was Georgia State University economist Rajeev Dhawan, who gave his forecast for the jobs market.

The job cuts will continue through much of this year, warned Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center, in a talk to the conference.

Consumers don’t want to spend and even healthy businesses can’t get the capital they need to grow, he said. “You can give all the tax cuts you want and it won’t make any difference until you clean up the banking system.”

The “Shaping Georgia’s Economic Destiny” summit focused on five areas: