Alpharetta Jobs – May 2011

Around the middle of each month I survey the career websites of Alpharetta’s biggest employers. I tabulate the numbers in this monthly column and trend the figures month-to-month. The goal is to create a barometer of hiring trends in Alpharetta.

This month saw overall numbers remain close to April’s figures with 730 openings. ADP increased their openings to 85, the most I’ve seen since I started tracking them a year and a half ago. E-Trade, Verizon, and Research in Motion also added openings this month. If you’re looking for work in the information technology field, I’d be knocking on these doors.

I cannot measure from where Alpharetta’s employers are hiring. It is my general sense that many openings are being filled internally or with formerly downsized employees. That’s just a hunch based on my experience and from talking to friends who work for some of these companies. I’d be interested to hear from people testing Alpharetta’s job market. Are you getting responses from your resume?

Largest Employers in Alpharetta - May 2011

Company Number of Jobs
McKesson 89
LexisNexis/Choicepoint 49
ADP 85
E-Trade 47
Equifax 23
AT&T 7
Verizon 48
Radiant 28
HP 87
Alcatel-Lucent 1
UPS 12
Siemens 60
Traveler's 4
T-SYS 12
Total 552

Mid-Sized Employers in Alpharetta - May 2011

Company Number of Jobs
Research in Motion 38
Ciena 18
RedPrairie 30
Exide Technologies 10
Ryder 26
Phillips 4
Outcomes Health 0
New York Life 2
GXS/Inovis 7
Infor 13
Hanjin Shipping 3
Scientific Games 6
VeriFone 6
AIG 7
Farmer's Insurance 0
LaFarge 7
Crown Castle 1
Total 178

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