The pandemic has certainly impacted industries and the workforce. There are winners and losers, as well as bright spots and hidden opportunities.
Jennifer Zeller and Marion Phillips with Georgia Power joined MAX on August 21st to provide insights on which industries are seeing the most growth and activity and why and how that translates to the jobs that feed that sector. They also shared the latest on when industries will return to pre-Covid levels and where Georgia’s strengths lie in this uncertain period.
Here are some highlights from their presentation:
- General merchandise and e-commerce, supermarkets, and home improvement lead in where Americans are spending their money.
- Couriers & messengers, online shopping, sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores, food & beverage stores, and general merchandise stores have seen a significant increase in job postings.
- Construction, manufacturing, professional, scientific, and technical services, and government have unemployment rates lower than the nation overall. Transportation and warehousing, educational services, health care and social services, and accommodation and food services have unemployment rates higher than the nation overall.
- Top companies hiring in Atlanta include WellStar Health System, Piedmont Healthcare, The Home Depot, Emory Healthcare, and Amazon, amongst others.
- The most in-demand jobs are consistent with pre-covid times: heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers, registered nurses, software developers, and so on.
Click here for the presentation.
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