Since last fall, the association says, “the group of respondents that are planning to decrease their college hires overall has dropped below 10 percent. Meanwhile, the groups planning to increase or maintain their hiring numbers have grown slightly.”
In Georgia, the largest percentage increase in job openings the labor department predicts for 2018 is in “specialty trade contractors” including electricians, construction laborers, heating and air conditioning mechanics and installers and plumbers. An increase of just under 15,000 jobs, 14 percent more, is projected in that employment field.
Other increases expected are in “ambulatory health care services,” 13,610 openings, 7 percent more; “administrative support services,” 11,000 openings, 4 percent more than last year; and “educational services,” 10,950 openings, about 3 percent more.
The state labor department’s “short-term employment projections” are two-year occupational forecasts compiled each year.