Archive for June, 2010

Wells Fargo Adds Finance Jobs in Atlanta

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Wells Fargo, a nationwide bank, has declared they will continue adding finance jobs in Atlanta after a recent hiring spree.

The bank, which acquired Wachovia Corp. over a year ago, said they plan to continue expanding in the metro Atlanta area. The merger gave them 199 branches in Atlanta alone.

Wells Fargo recently hired 300 people around branches in Georgia and 200 people in the metro area alone.

Jobs they are hiring for include tellers, branch managers, financial specialists, and loan officers. They bank is focused on growing and improving their customer service and offerings.

Manpower Report: Atlanta Jobs are Increasing

Monday, June 14th, 2010

According to a new report released by Manpower, a leader in staffing, Atlanta jobs will be plentiful throughout 2010. That’s great news for Georgia residents who have been plagued by job losses since the recession.

The Employment Outlook Survey states that Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA area employers expect to hire at a steady pace during the third quarter of 2010.

What’s more, from July to September, 16% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 8% expect to reduce their payrolls. Another 69% expect to maintain their current staff levels and 7% are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook* of 8%.

Here are the salient points from the survey:

For the coming quarter, job prospects appear best in Durable Goods Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality and Other Services. Employers in Construction, Information, Financial Activities and Government plan to reduce staffing levels, while hiring in Transportation & Utilities is expected to remain unchanged.

Of the 18,000 U.S. employers surveyed, 18% expect to increase their staff levels during the third quarter, while 8% expect to reduce their payrolls, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of 10%. When seasonally adjusted, the Net Employment Outlook becomes +6%. Seventy percent expect no change in hiring, and 4% are undecided about their Quarter 3 2010 hiring plans.

The next Manpower Employment Outlook Survey will be released on September 7, 2010 to report hiring expectations for Quarter 4 2010.

Workforce solutions company Manpower Inc. releases the global Manpower Employment Outlook Survey quarterly to measure employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey’s United States results are based on interviews with 18,000 employers located in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, which includes the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The mix of industries within the survey follows the North American Industry Classification System Supersectors and is structured to be representative of the U.S. economy.

Economic Forecast Sites Creation of Jobs in Atlanta

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Three years of steady job losses in Georgia appears to be leveling out, as a new report says that the coming years will bring thousands of new jobs in Atlanta. For more information on jobs, go to

Three years of deep job losses should end in 2011 with the creation of 42,500 new jobs in Atlanta, according to an economic forecast Wednesday by Georgia State University.

An article in the Atlanta Constitution said that despite this, the region’s recovery contains too many hard-to-gauge variables – the European debt crisis, the Gulf oil spill, consumer confidence, China’s continued purchase of U.S. treasuries – for GSU economist Rajeev Dhawan to promise that the recession’s end will translate into robust employment.