Although the difficult of finding jobs in Atlanta
has been increasing over the few months leading up to March, the job market in the area recently begun to stabilize. Currently the metro area’s unemployment rate is 9.1 percent, which is a slight decline from the previous month’s 9.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
. To many this small decrease may appear unremarkable, but it is actually quite significant. Data from the Georgia Department of Labor
shows that this was the first time in 20 months that the metro area did not experience a job loss.
Since this time several employers have announced that will be creating new Atlanta jobs
, for example, is expecting to increase the number of individuals it employers in the area as part of its merger with another airline. Now one company has reported that it will be creating more than 500 jobs in Atlanta at its local call center.
, which is assists local businesses by providing long-distance services, broadband Internet, mobile and other technological services, will be creating a new call center and training facility. As part of this new project, the company plans to create anywhere from 600 to 700 Atlanta jobs. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle
, the positions that the company will be hiring for include sales, customer care, Information Technology and operations and marketing, among others.