Improved hiring expected for metro Atlanta in third quarter

I hope they follow through.

Metro Atlanta employers plan to hire at a strong pace in the third quarter, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday.

Twenty-two percent of the metro companies interviewed expect to hire more employees from July to September, while 6 percent plan to cut staff, Manpower said. Another 70 percent expect to maintain their current staff levels and 2 percent are not certain of their hiring plans.

This yields a Net Employment Outlook of 16 percent (planned increases minus decreases), Manpower said. That’s up from 11 percent in the second quarter and 8 percent a year ago.

Job prospects appear better in many industries, Manpower said, including construction, manufacturing, transportation and utilities, wholesale and retail trade, information, financial activities, professional and business services, and leisure and hospitality.

The third-quarter results for metro Atlanta were slightly better than statewide.

Twenty-one percent of Georgia companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 7 percent expect to reduce their payrolls, Manpower said. This yields a Net Employment Outlook of 14 percent.

Nationally, of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed, 20 percent anticipate an increase in staffing, while 8 percent expect a decrease in payrolls. This results in a Net Employment Outlook of 12 percent.

– Henry Unger, The Biz Beat

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12 comments Add your comment

Road Scholar

June 14th, 2011
6:27 am

That’s pretty good considering “the uncertainty” out there! sarc


June 14th, 2011
7:41 am

So, is Obama going to get credit for the increased hiring or are the Republicans going to continue their whine song after putting so deep into this mess.


June 14th, 2011
7:41 am


June 14th, 2011
8:14 am

@Ante President Obama to you.

Mike V

June 14th, 2011
8:19 am

No they are not going to give Obama credit they are going to say it was Nathan Deal or because of the Republicans taking back the House. Obama will get the blame for Bush’s debt, lack of job growth and the two wars, but no credit for stopping a depression, saving as many jobs as possible and finding bin Laden all while probably costing his shot at re-election because he made some tough choices.


June 14th, 2011
8:22 am



June 14th, 2011
8:30 am

Who gives a f about what they give credit to Obama for!…People need to stop depending on the Government to save you! Make your own way! Democrats or Republican its all the same, they’re rich and you’re not, don’t be fooled!

Buzz G

June 14th, 2011
9:15 am

Here you go again with “they are all the same.” They are not. Democrats have controlled Washington for the last 2 + years and they have no even produced a budget even though the law requires it. Republicans stumbled for a while, but they have produced the Ryan budget, which makes great gains in the crazy spending that will cause so many problems. Democrats still have no clue how to do anything except bail everybody out and spread other people’s money to their supporters.

As for Atlanta area businesses planning on doing more hiring, I will believe it when I see it. There is little manufacturing left around here, there are 15,000 houses sitting empty, even places like McDonalds have plenty of help already and with gas prices in the stratosphere, no one has any money left to spend. The only people left to do any hiring are governments and they are all running out of other peoples’ money to spend. Things don’t look good folks.


June 14th, 2011
9:17 am

According to Republicans, Obama is not an American, so I hardly believe they
are going to give him any credit for anything- let alone for creating American jobs.

Woe be to the Republican caught taking the demon off Obama. Obama was
raised in Kenya, a demon country. What does he know about creating American

Republicans- another name for joke!

Just another

June 14th, 2011
9:20 am

Straight up. The 2012 elections have not happened yet, so there’s no telling what will happen. As I recall Reagan’s obituary was written in 1983 and 1984, that he would not get re-elected given high unemployment, an official rate that nearly reached 11% during his first term. He won, especially by election time it dropped to 7.5%, which was the rate of unemployment when he took office. The U.S. did not reach full employment again until 18 months before the end of his second term. Reagan got all of the credit for putting people back to work too.

I’m not making any predictions as to what will happen now, beyond the obvious, there will be a lot biased partisan screaming about everything.


June 14th, 2011
9:31 am

@Buzz G

If you were in the process of losing your home (God forbid that ever happens) try to explanin to your representative (dem or repub) your situation and that you need X number of dollars and see what they tell you. The majority of these senators, no matter democrat or republican, have at least a $1 million networth and are a “career politician” with no clue on how the “real world” operate!

That’s why I say they are ALL THE SAME!….People need to get off their butts and save themselves and not wait around for some goofy politician or president to do it for them!…just my opinion

Mad Mike

June 14th, 2011
10:36 am

ts you are right. big government (democrat) and big business (republican) govern this country; we no longer live in a democracy. this place is an oligarchy. the middle class is the mule that shoulders the load.