Georgia area workforce trends: WIA area #1 - NW Georgia, projections to 2016

Fastest Growing Occupations
These fast-growing occupations will have better employment prospects than occupations with slow or declining employment. Also, conditions will be more favorable for mobility and advancement.

Five of the 15 are found mainly in health services and three are computer-related.

Seven of these occupations do not require any formal education beyond high school.

Eight of the occupations have been designated as "HOT" on a statewide basis over the projections decade.

Hot Telecom Equipment Installers & Repairers, Except Line Ins
Hot Netw ork Systems & Data Comm Analysts
Tour Guides & Escorts
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Tech
Hot Electrical Pow er-Line Installers & Repairers Home Health Aides
Hot Computer Softw are Engineers, Apps
Hotel, Motel, & Resort Desk Clerks
Personal & Home Care Aides
Hot Database Administrators
Medical Assistants
Customer Service Reps
Hot Dental Hygienists Hot Physician Assistants Hot Physical Therapist Assistants

8.70% 6.61% 6.23% 5.54% 5.28% 4.99% 4.68% 4.60% 4.24% 4.24% 4.13% 3.99% 3.89% 3.79% 3.76%

Occupations with the Most Annual Openings
Most of the annual openings in this list will result from the need to replace workers who change jobs rather than from new job creation.
Nine require short-term on-the-job training of one month or less.
Two of the occupations have been designated as "HOT" on a statewide basis over the projections decade.
Six of these occupations are in office support or sales.

Retail Salespersons Combined Food Prep & Serving Workers, Inc
Fast Food Cashiers
Customer Service Reps
Waiters & Waitresses Laborers & Freight, Stock, and Material Movers,
Hand Hot Elem School Teachers, Except Special Education Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Hot Registered Nurses
Office Clerks, General First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
Workers Teacher Assistants
General & Operations Managers
Stock Clerks & Order Fillers Textile Wind, Tw ist, & Draw Out Machine
Setters, Operators, & Tenders

210 200 200 180 180 150 130 120 120 120

400 390 390 350 330

Georgia Area Workforce Trends
Projections to 2016
WIA Area #1 NW Georgia
This area is made up of 15 counties in northwest Georgia in and around the cities of Dalton and Rome. It includes the following counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield.
Workforce Information & Analysis Division
Georgia Department of Labor Michael L. Thurmond Commissioner

Total Industry Growth
Total employment in WIA Area #1 is expected to grow from almost 308,000 jobs in 2006 to almost 345,000 by the year 2016. This equates to more than 3,700 new jobs added each year. This area is home to the largest concentration of tufted carpet producers in the United States. Over the last ten years, it produced more than half the carpet and textile mill products in Georgia. In addition to the textile industry, other key industries include educational services, health services, food manufacturing, truck transportation, plastics and rubber products manufacturing, electrical equipment manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, and primary metal manufacturing.
The top ten industries in this area with the most job growth are listed below.

Educational services Food services & drinking places
Telecommunications Admin & support services Self-employed & unpaid family w krs Ambulatory health care services Professional & technical services Local govt, excl ed & hospitals Nursing & residential care facilities

6,620 5,110 5,070 3,440 3,380 2,770 1,800 1,560 1,530


Industry Rate of Growth
While the area's economy is currently not growing as fast as Georgia's overall, it is growing faster then the nation's economy. Area job growth is expected to be 1.2 percent per year, while Georgia's job growth is expected to be 1.3 percent per year.
The ten fastest growing industries in this area are listed below.

Accommodation Social assistance Ambulatory health care services Insurance carriers and related activities Gasoline stations
Administrative and support services Nursing and residential care facilities
Food services and drinking places Support activities for transportation
Educational services

4.5% 4.0% 3.7% 3.5% 3.5% 3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.1% 3.0%

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Occupations with the Most Job Growth
These 15 occupations out of more than 700 - are projected to add over 15,700 jobs over the next 10 years, more than 42 percent of all projected job growth in Northwest Georgia.
Six occupations require short-term on-the-job training of one month or less and three require a college degree.
Five of these occupations have been designated as "HOT" during the projections period, as they are fast-growing, highpaying, and have at least 100 expected annual job openings on a statewide basis.

Comb Food Prep & Serv Workers, Inc Fast Food
Customer Service Reps
Waiters & Waitresses
Hot Elem School Teachers, Exc Spec Ed
Janitors & Cleaners, Exc Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners
Hot Registered Nurses
Retail Salespersons
Office Clerks, General
Teacher Assistants
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, & Attendants First-Line Supvrs/Managers of Food Prep &
Serving Worker Hot Telecomm Equipment Installers & Repairers, Exc Line First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales
Workers Hot Secondary School Teachers, Exc Spec & Voc Ed Hot Management Analysts

1,270 1,260 1,150 1,130 1,020 860 850 660 550 530 520 510 500

2,680 2,220