A woman teleworks while drinking coffee.

Metro Atlanta Survey Results: Adios, Traditional Work Week

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission |

We’ve heard a lot about teleworking lately: how COVID-19 has revved up the pace on adaptations for working at home, about the equity divide between those who can work online and those who can’t, and, of course, all those tutorials about how to look TV-newscaster-perfect during your weekly team Zoom call. (Heck, we even did … Continue Reading →

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Out of Work? 5 Tips for Job Hunting During the Crisis

By Junior Knox | Atlanta Regional Commission |

COVID-19 is not just a health crisis – it’s also an economic crisis, as unemployment in claims in Georgia have reached 1.3 million since mid-March. But some places are still hiring, and it always helps to have a competitive edge when you’re seeking employment. Here are five things you can do now to sharpen your … Continue Reading →

Podcast: Will a Robot Take My Job??

Episode #10 | | 20 minutes

Workforce automation is growing around the nation and right here in metro Atlanta, and — whether you know it or not — likely has some major effects on your job, too. This episode, we’ll hear about how artificial intelligence and other kinds of automation are already deeply enmeshed in our lives — as well as … Continue Reading →

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Regional Snapshot: State of Metro Atlanta’s Economy

By Paul Donsky | Atlanta Regional Commission |

How’s metro Atlanta’s economy doing? That’s a complicated question. First of all, the region’s economy is diverse, and it’s big: If it were a country, it would rank somewhere between Norway and the United Arab Emirates, two oil-rich countries. And while we’re still in recovery mode from the financial crisis, the stock market has been … Continue Reading →

The number of metro Atlantans living from paycheck to paycheck may be quite large, according to ARC’s annual Metro Atlanta Speaks survey.

Paycheck to Paycheck: How Many Metro Atlantans are Living on the Edge?

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission |

As days turned to weeks during the recent partial government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of federal employees were furloughed or working without pay. The shutdown — and the prospect of another in the near-future — prompted a columnist for Atlanta-Journal Constitution to ask: How many of us are living from paycheck to paycheck? If the … Continue Reading →

Wage Changes for High, Middle, and Low-Wage Occupations

Data Dive: How Metro Atlanta Wages Have Changed — Find Yours

By Jo-Leigh Warren |

How has the average wage changed in your field? From registered nurses, to camera operators, to teachers’ assistants, this handy tool from 33n, Atlanta Regional Commission’s data blog, tracks average incomes, income change, and employment change in metro Atlanta professions between 2014-2017. The data explorer also divvies professions up into high, medium, and low-income fields—allowing … Continue Reading →

By Katherine Peralta | The Charlotte Observer |

Q Johnson sitting in her truck

Solitude and “Peace.” How Trucking Changed One “Super-Mom’s” Life.

Episode #5 | | 14 minutes

Close your eyes and think “tractor-trailer driver.” Who do you picture? If you said, “a tough older guy,” you wouldn’t be off the mark. Truckers have a hard job which requires some resiliency. Moreover, 94% of truck drivers are men, with an average age of 55. As another point of trivia, most truck drivers are … Continue Reading →

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32-year-old Q. Johnson behind the wheel of her truck

A New Career Behind the Wheel Changed Her Life

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission |

Hear more of Q. Johnson’s story, told by Q., on an upcoming episode of the What’s Next ATL podcast. Subscribe now. Close your eyes and think, “tractor-trailer driver.” Who do you picture? If you said, “a tough older guy,” you wouldn’t be off the mark. Truckers have a hard job which requires some resiliency. Moreover, … Continue Reading →

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These are the Hottest Jobs in Metro Atlanta over the Next Decade

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission |

Food prep, logistics, and healthcare jobs are hot. Legal, and forestry or farming jobs – not so much. That’s according to a recent report from the Atlanta Regional Commission that compiled labor demand and supply data from Burning Glass and JobsEQ to gauge the growth and demand in metro Atlanta jobs over the next decade. … Continue Reading →

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Economic Outlook: North Fulton

By Lyle Harris | Freelance Writer |

Technology, talent, and transportation are the “three T’s” likely to drive the future of north Fulton, a bustling area along the GA 400 corridor. Already home to some of the most coveted ZIP codes in metro Atlanta, north Fulton is bracing for another wave of residential and business growth – with good reason. Bethany Usry, … Continue Reading →