Looking for work? Norfolk Southern, more bring hundreds of jobs to metro Atlanta

Although metro Atlanta's unemployment rate rose slightly in July, there are positive trends in sectors such as transportation and logistics, homebuilding and fin-tech.

"With its better balance, a more diversified employment base, and the growing contribution of young and rising industries, the economy of the Atlanta region is increasingly resilient and should exhibit impressive staying power going forward," says Dennis Lockhart president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta employers added 3,600 jobs in July. And there are more jobs on the way:

1. Career expo in College Park: Fulton County will host a career expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Welcome All Park and Multipurpose Facility, 4255 Will Lee Road, College Park. More than two dozen employers will attend, and educational and training groups also will participate. [Read more]

2. Stone Mountain Park looking to hire 300: Positions will be filled for the annual Stone Mountain Christmas attraction, which operates from early November to early January, and for Snow Mountain, from late November through early February. [Read more]

3. Insurer Lincoln Financial to expand in Sandy Springs: Lincoln Financial Group, a Pennsylvania-based provider of insurance, retirement and other financial services, said the company will expand its Atlanta insurance operation, adding hundreds of jobs over the next three to five years. [Read more]

4. Norfolk Southern to expand in Midtown Atlanta, bring 250 jobs: Railroad giant Norfolk Southern plans to relocate 253 workers from Virginia to its Midtown Atlanta office tower, according to documents from the city of Atlanta's development arm. [Read more]

5. CareSource to add 300 jobs as it opens regional HQ in Georgia: The expansion into Georgia, effective July 2016, will create 300 jobs, including an estimated 100 employees in Dayton to support the new business, and nearly 200 employees to staff the southern regional headquarters. [Read more]

6. Sitel call center to add 200 jobs in Augusta: Sitel is adding the full-time jobs to handle technical assistance calls for a large national cable company. Michael McDonnell, director of Sitel's Augusta site, declined to name the client. [Read more]

7. Six Flags hiring 'scare actors' for fall: Six Flags Over Georgia says it will hire about 400 people to be "scare actors" and other cast members in its Halloween-themed attractions this fall – about 33 percent more than last year. [Read more]

8. Bioscience center to help train workers, bring 1,500 jobs: The $14 million training center near Social Circle was part of a mammoth package of perks that helped woo a major pharmaceutical plant – and 1,500 jobs — to Georgia in 2012. [Read more]

9. Solar panel maker Suniva to expand in Gwinnett County, create 500 jobsSolar panel maker Suniva plans to expand its operations in Gwinnett County in a move the company and economic development officials say will create about 500 new jobs. [Read more]
10. Georgia distribution center will create 200 jobs: A package delivery distribution center, creating 200 jobs, is planned in south Bibb County. [Read more]
11. Atlanta-based UPS will hire up to 95,000 holiday season workers: UPS said it will hire 90,000 to 95,000 employees — about the same as last year — to help handle shipping and deliveries over the holiday season. [Read more]
12. Is this what a future Atlanta casino might look like? MGM Resorts International is the behind-the-scenes power player backing an effort to legalize casino gambling in Georgia. Other casino operators are said to be interested in bringing more gambling to Georgia. [Read more]
13. Grocery delivery service heads to Atlanta, plans to hire 300: Shipt LLC will launch a beta version of its on-demand grocery delivery service Sept. 17 in Atlanta. [Read more]

In case you missed it — here are more companies bringing job growth to Georgia.