Researching the Atlanta job market
Last Updated: Oct 7, 2015
For the Atlanta metro area, the Atlanta Journal Constitution Homefinder provides neighborhood information, demographics, school data, home sales by county (select the recent home sales tab) and recently closed sales.
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New to Atlanta? Just new to the Atlanta job market? Being well informed as to local news and business developments is a key first step to your successful job search!
- Atlanta Business Chronicle
Make a practice of reading your area's business chronicle. This is a great way to stay current on events impacting the business community. The Chronicle often lists key promotions and new hires, which can also help locate contacts and identify firms you may be interested in.
- Econ South
Published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, "EconSouth ® is a quarterly economic and business magazine featuring articles on regional, national, and international issues pertinent to the Southeast. Podcasts featuring interviews with subject matter experts accompany each issue"
To search the full text of Atlanta's key newspaper, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, choose the Source Browser, then click on Publications. You can select the AJC from the menu. Alternatively, expand by state, and select GA to search several local publications at once.
- Georgia Trend
"The magazine of Georgia business and politics since 1985." Features trends and issues impacting the GA employment environment.
- Atlanta Book of Lists
Great for targeting companies, the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Book of Lists is available to download in PDF or you may browse a hard copy in Career Reference.
To target Atlanta while using the Build a List function, choose "Atlanta Sandy Springs Marietta" from the Metro area drop down box, or alternatively you may type a zip code and select a radius from that area. Hoovers includes approx. 400,000 Atlanta area firms.
- AJC Jobs
The AJC offers a variety of job seeking tips targeted to the metro area's current trends, as well as interviewing advice and current job postings.
- State of Georgia: Employement
Looking for a job with the government? Browse numerous options here.