Alpharetta Jobs – December 2010

Around the middle of each month I survey the career websites of Alpharetta’s largest employers. I count the number of openings and tally them up here, trending the numbers month to month.

I have a little confession to make. I work for one of the companies listed here in my monthly report. Which one really isn’t important. Keep in mind I don’t work for HR or recruiting or anything. The reason I mention this is just to report on an observation. It seems that the mood around our office is turning much more optimistic. Are we hiring like gangbusters? Hardly, but we are hiring. I’m seeing fresh new faces among the cubicles every week. It’s encouraging and it’s a trend I think is reflected in these hard numbers.

Some notes about December’s numbers… I’ve been doing this for twelve months now. What started out as something just to fill a curiosity is turning into what I hope will be a barometer of the job market here locally. I also noticed that I’ve failed to report on a few larger employers in Alpharetta, namely Siemens, Traveler’s Insurance, Exide Technologies and T-SYS. They are included in this month’s numbers, which has contributed to a spike over November’s numbers. Without the addition of these four, my graph would be fairly flat over last month.

I’m considering adding more medium sized companies to this list starting in January. What can I say, I enjoy my monthly data mining exercise! If you know of a business you think I should add to the mix, let me know. I’d also like to hear from others who work for Alpharetta’s big businesses. Do you agree with my assessment, that the overall mood on the corporate  campus is positive? Leave me a comment or email me privately at

Alpharetta Jobs December 2010

Company Number of Jobs
McKesson 67
LexisNexis/Choicepoint 46
ADP 64
E-Trade 22
Equifax 25
AT&T 11
Verizon 29
Radiant 13
HP 104
Infor 4
Phillips 8
Alcatel-Lucent 3
UPS 12
Siemens 49
Traveler's 19
Exide Technologies 10
T-SYS 20
Total 506

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