Hiring looks steady in Georgia, upbeat in Atlanta

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Georgia companies plan to keep on hiring at a steady pace through the next three months, according to a survey by Manpower, the national staffing company.

Although metro Atlanta is more upbeat, a look across the state shows been hardly any change in attitude, Manpower found: Of those companies responding in Georgia, 14 percent say they think they’ll add staff, 82 percent say they’ll hold staff levels even and 2 percent say they’ll cut.

Last quarter, 16 percent were adding, 80 percent holding even and 4 percent cutting.

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However, the expectations are just a little less rosy than a year ago when 21 percent expected to be adding to staff.

However, in metro Atlanta, 11 percent of employers said they plan to hire more employees and 85 percent will maintain the same level and just 1 percent think they’ll cut staff, Manpower said.

Last year the state added 91,100 jobs, most of them in metro Atlanta. The jobless rate for Georgia in January was 5.5 percent, compared to the national rate of 4.9 percent.

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Manpower does its employment outlook survey quarterly, interviewing 11,000 employers.


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What part of 4% white unemployment doe not mean a thing for black males in Atlanta or the surround metro as we are coming to an end of this Obama Administration without addressing these unemployed black males from murdering everybody with a PHD in murdering other black male.

Let look to drone bombing yesterday in Somalia where it killed 150 people. Are we at war in Somalia? Are we at war in Yemen or Pakistan. Part of why ISIS exist is because we were doing fly-bys slaughtering women & children yet expected the Arabs to be weak people and not retaliate.

How many part time or other boy jobs for black males does it take to keep four black males from riding around casing a home, and these now animal kick in the door and shoot the homeowners.

If you don't even realize that these boyz to men watched not only their parents illegally lose their homes and their friend parent, yet like the Arab/Muslim young men you fail to understand the taking of one's land.

Atlanta is the home of the rapper who either selling CDs out the trunk of his vehicle or selling some rocks like a Jay-Z who visited the White House more time than Mayor Reed, who was always on the national networks on Sundays with the frown on his face and the combative conversation as if he wanted to throw down or lock up Occupy movenment.

Guaranty tonight news will have more murdering by these ride or dead thugs and Hillary is suppose to save black America? At least Bernie talking about free college education! High School is free as America back in the day needed at least a HS education work force, however now it needs a college educated work force, but John Lewis and Kasim Reed did not see Sanders at protest in the South as if only in the South was there racism. Dr King moved his family to Chicago where Bernie was a student getting arrested while protesting racism.

Today in 2016 Chicago is the poster child for the neglect of the civil right movement taken over by other things like Gay Rights!