Power Breakfast: Metro area scoring jobs, transit, Tech and UGA, Delta, stocks, Postal Service

There are two good-news stories on the local jobs front today.

Coca-Cola is planning a construction and redesign project to update its headquarters campus, AJC writer Jeremiah McWilliams reports.

It’s a major commercial real estate project at a time when that sector is slow in Atlanta, McWilliams writes. Coke estimates that 350-400 construction jobs will be created in the project’s first phase, which is expected to take about two years.

In Cobb County, meanwhile, Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corporation is beginning operations in Marietta and plans to bringing 156 jobs over five years, AJC writer Janel Davis reports.

While that’s less then the 400 people the previous business tenant at the site employed, state and local leaders called the announcement an economic development coup, Davis writes.

Osmotica moved into the former Solvay Pharmaceuticals campus about nine days ago, opening its first research and development manufacturing facility in North America, Davis reports.

“In these economic times when the 400 went down to zero, we’re looking at it from the zero standpoint,” said Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin. “We would love to have the 400, but the 156 — especially the quality positions that they are — we are very happy with those, and the company will grow with us over the years.”

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August 12th, 2011
9:03 am


August 12th, 2011
9:19 am

WE Don’t have the skilled labor….. we need people with technical hands on job capabilities…. Caterpiller CEO Oberhelman on CNBC this morning.. said they have 100’s of jobs posted in Illinois… for months… BUT employee would need tech skills… electrical/mechanical… these are high paying manufacturing jobs… kids don’t just go to college unless engineering, medical, math, science, degrees are a possibility… look at Vo techs.. apprenticeships.. in turns.. etc.. jobs ARE out there get qualified !!