Looking to for a new job? Atlanta has a ton of positions available throughout the area, but which industry is hiring the most?
To find out, CapRelo, a relocation service site, sifted through LinkedIn data to determine which fields have the highest number of openings in the top 25 U.S. cities.
For Atlanta, construction came out on top. Researchers found more than 15,000 openings in the field. Information technology and services placed second, with more than 10,000 openings, and marketing and advertising placed third, with more than 4,000 openings.
With a ton of big construction projects happening in The Peach City over the last few years, it’s no surprise the field is booming with opportunities. SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves, opened earlier this year, and the Mercedes-Benz stadium will be ready later this year.
There are also current developments near the Mall of Georgia in Gwinnett, and Georgia Tech hopes to build a campus in Cobb County.
There’s no shortage of reputable companies to choose from either. Brasfield & Gorrie, Choate Construction Company and DPR Hardin Construction were all among Atlanta’s best 150 employees, according to AJC’s 2016 Top Workplaces.
As for the overall results, the top hiring industry for all areas analyzed was IT. It was No. 1 in 10 cities. The second highest was retail, as it had the most openings in seven cities, while the third highest was the healthcare field, which had the most openings in six cities.
Want to learn more about the study? Take a look at the map of findings below.