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Old 12-18-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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The bad news just keeps coming.

The November Georgia unemployment rate was 7.5 percent. Just a year ago it was 4.5 percent. Do not move to Georgia, or Atlanta, without a job.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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Totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: ATL suburb
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The evening news just said there are several places looking for employees, including Lockheed Martin and a hotel in Buckhead (I forgot which). They interviewed a woman from GSU's department for employment (whatever you call the dept that handles job fairs for students), and said the job fair in late January is looking for entry level employees starting around $45,000. Of course, this isn't open to the public. I'll tell ya, they made it sound like jobs should be a'plenty. Hmmm....
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:31 AM
 
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Recruiters have been contacting me about Lockheed jobs.

We just hired a new guy two weeks ago. There are jobs, just not as many.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:59 AM
 
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The evening news just said there are several places looking for employees, including Lockheed Martin and a hotel in Buckhead (I forgot which). They interviewed a woman from GSU's department for employment (whatever you call the dept that handles job fairs for students), and said the job fair in late January is looking for entry level employees starting around $45,000. Of course, this isn't open to the public. I'll tell ya, they made it sound like jobs should be a'plenty. Hmmm....

These days, I think many people would be quite pleased with a $45,000 job.

I did see the segment last night on WXIA-TV about the Lockhead jobs. Apparently Lockhead continues to get quite a few contracts, and that's good news.

I guess the health care sector and teaching sector are two "relatively" (?) bright spots in the employment equation.

Some fields in teaching must be brighter than others??? I do recall reading a few posts on this Web site about teachers lamenting about problems finding work. With rising unemployment, no doubt some families with children will be relocating out-of-state. And that in itself, I would think, would make some teaching jobs less plentiful due to reduced school enrollments.

The health care sector may still be creating a few jobs. May????? Predictions are a little difficult. With advancing age, baby boomers will have more health problems. On the other hand many unemployed folks, now lacking health care insurance, are less inclined to seek health care--only in emergency situations. Then too more folks are hurting financially, so they will cut back on health care expenditures. Short-term there may be a few problems, but the health care sector will be creating millions of jobs down the road.

Regardless, the competition for most jobs must be keen. There's a reduced number of jobs with lots of applicants.

I've read where Obama may be spending 700 billion to create new jobs. Eventually that's going to stimulate the economy, but that may take a few years.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:01 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Recruiters have been contacting me about Lockheed jobs.

We just hired a new guy two weeks ago. There are jobs, just not as many.

I agree. My friend is moving in Jan from Va. He interviewed for two jobs last week.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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The bad news just keeps coming.

The November Georgia unemployment rate was 7.5 percent. Just a year ago it was 4.5 percent. Do not move to Georgia, or Atlanta, without a job.
When you vote Republican, bad things tend to follow.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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When you vote Republican, bad things tend to follow.
Hmm...let's see...prior to 2006, Congress in Republican hands....after 2006, Congress in Democrat hands. Economy begins to tank in 2007.

My point here is that your comment is ridiculous, not that I tie anything to the change of power, although it does show your silly comment is just that. We could go to the politics forum and I'd be glad to explain how both parties share enough guilt to fill a warehouse.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara 93108 / Atlanta 30306
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Hmm...let's see...prior to 2006, Congress in Republican hands....after 2006, Congress in Democrat hands. Economy begins to tank in 2007.

My point here is that your comment is ridiculous, not that I tie anything to the change of power, although it does show your silly comment is just that. We could go to the politics forum and I'd be glad to explain how both parties share enough guilt to fill a warehouse.
Oh dont' forget ... 8 years of GOP White House. BTW your comment is completely asinine as well.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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2009 is going to be a rough year. I'm hoping 2010 will see some improvement.
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