Is Georgia’s labor market stabilizing?

While the latest state unemployment numbers show a slight rise in unemployment in April, Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said that the overall picture suggests that the labor market may be starting to stabilize, but that the verdict is still out.

What do you think? Have layoffs slowed down at your company? If you are currently unemployed, are you seeing more job openings?

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Robert G Flanagan

June 15th, 2009
5:32 am

Not from where I’m sitting. At Averitt Exress I was just forced to opt for part time status or unemployment benefits. I had just received a raise from $16.00 per hour to $17.00 per hour. My raise was taken away and I was forced to take a $2.00 pay cut along with the loss of all benefits. Averitt had never done this before. While part time employees had been let go last year, full time employees had never been forced to become part time loosing all benefits.