It seems we win some and lose some in the Peach State job market these days. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Tyson Foods appears to making changes that could affect poultry workers in Georgia. Tyson will reportedly close its operation near Columbus and reduce a shift at the Dawson plant. The poultry giant will, however significantly expand its operation in Vienna, Georgia, according to the Chronicle. This investment could add more than 700 jobs for poultry workers in that town. It’s unclear how many jobs could be lost at the other two operations.
The Business Chronicle also reported about a week ago that GEIGER Automotive is expected to open a U.S. manufacturing facility in Suwanee creating 120 new jobs. New jobs will reportedly be in the area of injection molding and assembly manufacturing as well as customer support.
Also, if you’re looking for a construction job, check out the American Builders 2017 employment website for job openings at the future Atlanta Braves stadium site in Marietta. American Builders 2017 is a joint venture between Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Company and New South Construction Company. The website indicates they are “always looking for the right people” to join the construction team.
Georgia continues to be a strong state for manual labor jobs. Upturns in construction and manufacturing are expected to be key factors in driving a projected increase in our state’s GNP this year, according to The University of Georgia Terry College of Business.
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