Atlanta Journal Constitution: Layoffs drop, but Georgia’s recovery unbalanced

By Michael E. Kanell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

From their vantage point, metro Atlanta staffing companies are often the first to notice hiring trends. And some of them are seeing signs of growth throughout the area.

“We are busier than a year ago,” said Allison O’Kelly, chief executive of Corps Team.

Though the coronavirus pandemic still casts a long shadow over the economy, Corps Team and other local staffing firms, which specialize in matching job candidates and jobs, say many industries are rebounding.

“The professional service companies — accounting, law firms and so on — are back to hiring a lot of folks,” O’Kelly said. “They slowed down during the pandemic, but they are really building back up.”

In addition, layoffs appear to be leveling off.


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